We anticipate starting the 2018 harvest sometime around Thanksgiving. When we have boxes ready to order we will post the link on our site. If you would like to be on our email list to receive crop updates please send us a message on the link below and we will add you to our list.
Please read below for updates on our current order processing system.
As you may know, we are very particular about the quality of the fruit that we harvest and sell. We test and taste each tree before harvesting it, and will only pick the fruit when it is as close to perfect as possible. In addition, we attempt to sell the fruit within several days of harvest so that it is optimally fresh. We also can not pick fruit when it is wet. These factors make it very difficult to determine when we will have mandarins ready to ship, and how many we will have. We wish our mandarins were factory produced widgets so that we could have them when we want, and as many as we need, but that is just not the nature of a hand produced artisan agricultural product.
Adrian harvesting our fruit. Every piece is hand chosen and clipped by us at the peak of quality and shipped soon after harvest. We hope you notice the difference that our tender loving care provides!
If you have ordered our mandarins in the past, we hope you have appreciated the quality that we attempt to provide. Perhaps you understand the limitations of nature that we are working with to provide that quality. We would like for you to be able to still enjoy our fruit, and to share it with friends or family, while addressing these challenges.
We are no longer taking advance orders for shipped mandarins. Instead, we have decided to set up pay-pal links to order boxes of mandarins, with inventory control features on the links. Every Wednesday and Sunday during harvest season, from late November when the harvest begins, to February, or whenever the harvest ends, when we have boxes of mandarins available, we will update the inventory. Once the boxes available have been sold you will be unable to order boxes until the next inventory update.
Each link will be for ordering boxes to one address. You will need to complete multiple pay-pal orders if you wish to ship to more than one address. We apologize for any inconvenience but this is necessary to expedite label processing and inventory control on our end.
For those wanting to ship mandarins as a gift please note: Soon after you order the box, we will be shipping it. We do not take advance orders. Also, PayPal Shipping Guarantee does not apply to products shipped to an address other than that of the person ordering. Once the box arrives at the destination, the recipient is responsible for this perishable product. Please be sure someone will be available to receive the box. We are unable to provide gift enclosures, so please contact your recipient to let them know that a box of perishable fruit will be arriving and that the box is a gift from you.
Below are the links for the USPS flat rate boxes. The medium box contain approximately 8 pounds of fruit (depending upon size). The price is 25 dollars, plus 13 dollars USPS shipping. The large box contains approximately 12 pounds of fruit (depending upon size) and the cost is 35 dollars plus 18 dollars USPS shipping charges. The boxes usually will arrive at your destination from 2-5 days after ordering.
Please be ready to receive the box when it is delivered. Once the box is dropped off by USPS, you are responsible for it’s safety. We can not be responsible for loss of boxes due to theft or exposure to extreme cold, heat or prolonged storage. Remember, mandarins left in freezing weather will be destroyed within a few hours! You may want to deliver the mandarins to your place of business if you will be at work during the anticipated delivery time. You also may want to check the future weather predictions for the zip code you will be mailing to and order at the most ideal times when possible.
If the links don’t work, we may be temporarily out of fruit. Try again the next Sunday or Wednesday or send us an email to get a harvest update.
Thanks again for your support of our farm and please be sure to visit our website at burgesonfamilyfarm.com to receive farm updates.