Our packinghouse is open on Tuesday and Friday mornings 7am-noon; we hope you can swing by when we are there to purchase Ojai citrus from us. We are 4 miles up Hwy 33/Maricopa Hwy from the Vons shopping center in Ojai-- don't use your GPS (it won't work well due to limited service on Hwy 33), enjoy the views and look for the big warehouse on the right side of the road. (If you get to some tunnels you went too far).
Wishing you a healthy and calm fall: September 2020
Things are tumultuous in the world these days and here at Friend's Ranches we feel lucky to have plenty of outdoor space and projects to do. We hope you and your families can find some time to enjoy the outdoors this fall, find some fresh air and enjoy the plants around you.
Yes, we have tangerines-- we have juicy and delicious W.Murcott tangerines, Valencia oranges, Ojai grapefruit, honey, eureka lemons, our famous juices and more. Come visit our packinghouse to stock up or meet us at the farmers' markets. New varieties of citrus season should start anew in late November and mail order shipping will begin again in January.
9/9/20 Everyone is healthy here despite the smoke filled air of our dear western states. We continue operating as usual except that we are no longer going to the Sunday Hollywood farmers' market on Sundays.Sorry friends in Hollywood, it has just been too hard to keep doing that market now that our selection is slimmer; we hope to return in October.
Our family has been growing citrus in the Ojai Valley for over 100 years!
We currently attend three farmers’ markets in Southern California year-round as well as selling directly from our packinghouse. We also sell our tangerines to wholesalers throughout California.
Our goal is to grow, pack and sell the best fruit we can that you, the consumer, demand. We hope you find our fruit as delicious as we do! As the customer, you ultimately decide what we grow and sell. We always appreciate your input.
We truly are a small family farm, operated by 4 family members, 4 employees, as well as the input of the our new fifth generation of tangerine eaters (Matthew, Andrew, Mariana, Oliver and Celeste)! Feel free to peruse the links to the left to find out more about our farm and our family.