Sustainably Grown & Beyond Organic
Harvested In California, where about 90% of our country's avocados are grown, the trees bloom only once, but can produce two crops in a year. This means that Californian avocados only become plentiful in the late spring
and early summer.
Each tree produces one crop of fruit per year, with the fruiting cycle taking up to 10 months for some varieties. Oranges have traditionally been harvested in winter, but new variety creation and cultivation techniques now
allow for harvest almost all year.
Vince and Vicki Bernard
bought their first citrus grove in 1984.
They pride themselves on the flavor and sweetness of their fruit, which they attribute to the combination of their rich soil and suitable Southern California climate. The farm is not organic certified but still uses all natural growing practices, closely monitoring the water needs of the trees. They do not use any synthetic pesticides, use beneficial insects to control pests, hand weed, and hand-trap gophers. Vince believes in placing flavor above appearance and chooses rootstock
that produces the sweetest fruit.
Bernard Ranch pride themselves on the flavor and sweetness of their fruit, which they attribute to the combination of their rich soil
and suitable southern California climate.
The farm uses
all natural growing and planting processes.
Jordette & Manuel Ibarra
J&M Ibarra Farm
USDA Certified Organic for 25+ years until recently the farm felt like they no longer needed the cert yet still practice the same
exact sustainable growing practices.
Our father started farming
in the 1940's, and now the second
and third generations
have taken an active role
in continuing the family farm.
We grow a variety of colorful vegetables
but are famous for our greens
lettuce, romaine, broccoli, and more.
Our customers and the changing seasons
determine exactly what we grow each year.
It's amazing to watch
our plants grow from seeds
to mature and delicious vegetables
for everyone to eat.
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