We are open 7 days a week, 10am to 5pm, and will be happy to assist you with placing your orders for gift packages. Please visit our website and online store for additional information at www.holidaymandarins.com.
We're also now on Facebook! Search for Mt. Ida Mandarin Ranch and "Like" our page. You can now follow us through the harvest season, and watch for specials and updates.
5lb and 10lb bags are also available for pickup daily at our packing shed.
Please contact us if you would like to review your previous order or if you have any questions. Attached is our 2016 Order Form.
Our harvest season is November to January, and during that time we are busy on the farm picking, sorting, packing and selling bags and boxes of mandarins. We have a packing house on the property and customers can buy directly from us seven days a week. Since it is the holiday season, we pack and ship boxes of mandarins daily as well. We ship packages nationwide, and have a large customer base that loves their holiday tradition of receiving our sweet California mandarins.
Year after year, we continue to meet new people and enjoy sharing our fruit with them and telling our story and how we take care of the orchard and crop. Often customers ask to see the orchard, or they enjoy buying fruit directly from us can see all the action in our packing house.
One thing we like to do every year is provide fundraising opportunities for local and remote community organizations. Whether it's a sports team, 4-H, school or church, we schedule a fundraiser with them that is easy for them to organize and they receive fruit for their customers as promised.
We work as a small team on our farm, and even though it can be a stressful busy season, we enjoy seeing how much people love our fruit and return to buy several times during the season.
Possibly 7 years or so, I've lost track.
We are in a hidden part of the foothills that makes it difficult for many people to know who we are. Farm trail and Passport Weekend has brought new people to us every year, and most the visitors are from out of the area. It is great exposure and has provided a great opportunity to meet people and tell them about our farm.
We have been on the Farm Trail for many years, and it has been a great opportunity for other new farms or wineries to get exposure. Even places that have been open for a long time benefit from the Farm Trail, since often times their locations are off the main roads in the county and are difficult to find.