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. On our farm we tend to approximately 100 Satsuma mandarin trees along with other specialty citrus.
Growing practices: Although we do not have organic certification due to the costs involved, all of our citrus is grown using OMRI certified organic products, primarily organic fertilizers and occasionally an organic horticultural oil spray. We use chipping and composting on all farm waste. Our orchards have a perennial ground cover to prevent erosion and build the soil. We use no herbicides, instead using weed flaming, hand weeding, mowing and weed eating to control weeds on our crop.
Mandarin Season: Mandarin season starts around Thanksgiving and lasts through the New Year. During mandarin season our local customers come to the farm to load up on bags and boxes of delicious Satsuma mandarins to share with friends and family and to give as holiday gifts to teachers, co-workers, family and friends. Local businesses give bags or boxes of our mandarins to employees and customers as corporate gifts. And customers from around the US look forward to the holiday season when they order their shipped boxes of mandarins for the holidays. For all of our customers, Burgeson Family Farm Satsuma Mandarins have become a delicious and healthy holiday tradition.
Other Farm Products: We also grow Lemons, Blood Oranges, Washington Navel Oranges, Cara Cara Oranges, Valencia 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. The harvest season for these products starts in October and lasts until the Spring.
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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 a college student who also helps us out on the farm.
Dayna is a Registered Dietitian and Certified Diabetes Educator. Dayna 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.