We are a small family farm in Newcastle which is in the Sierra Foothills of California. Our area is famous for growing especially sweet Satsuma Mandarin Oranges. We ship our Satsuma mandarins throughout the United States in the winter months. Our boxes of mandarins make great holiday gifts!
We also grow Meyer Lemons, Blood Oranges, Limes, Oro Blanco Grapefruit, Pomegranates, Persimmons and a variety of other fruits and vegetables. In addition to shipping boxes of fruit, we sell our produce directly from our farm.
Adrian is a retired schoolteacher. During his 32 years of teaching elementary school he started several school garden projects. He also shared with his students his love of healthy eating. Many of his former students will remember his classroom as a place where they made home-made bread, sliced apples for snacks and once a year got out the grape press and made grape juice! Adrian now is a full-time farmer and enjoying the chance to spend most of his time outside.
Evan, our son, is serving in the United States Coast Guard. He is currently stationed in the Arctic Ocean. He says the food he misses most from home is salads. Here he is with our dog, Ohanna.
Dayna is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator and she works at the University of California Davis Medical Center. She spends her workdays trying to help children and adults improve their quality of life by changing their food choices. Dayna also runs the business side of our farm and maintains this website and blog.
Our Website and Blog
We have several areas of interest we hope to share with you on our site. For those that buy our mandarins we plan to keep you updated on the harvest and make it easier for you to contact us to order. We also hope to share with you a bit more about how we get that delicious fruit to your doorstep.
Dayna also wants to share her knowledge of nutrition and cooking on this site. So look at our recipes, and her blog, for constantly updated ideas on how to eat healthy and delicious food.