(Available Jan. - Mar. in CA, AZ, NV, OR, and WA)
(Available Nov. - Jan. in CA, AZ, NV, OR, and WA)
Serving Suggestions for Oranges:
- For the best nutritional value and taste, juice only enough navel oranges to drink and enjoy right away.
- Oranges are a healthy and fun food for children. They are great as snacks and in lunch boxes as they pack and travel well. Peel the orange, then gently separate the fruit along the natural divisions.
- Try this treat: cut navel orange segments into low or nonfat chocolate yogurt. Toss some navel orange sections on your favorite green salad, or enjoy on cereal, pancakes or waffles.
Marian Farms grows our organic oranges using stringent certified Biodynamic® agricultural practices. Our oranges have been grown for over half a century on heritage heirloom rootstock. The oranges are hand-picked at perfect ripeness, when they are at their sweetest, ensuring that the customer receives a superior tasting orange. Our organic oranges are also unique in that they are never treated with gibberellic acid, commonly used on both organic and conventional oranges. Gibberellic acid is a plant growth hormone which is sprayed on oranges to stimulate growth and uniformity, but often at the expense of flavor. Marian Farms grows the Washington navel – the classic navel orange. It is the gold standard when it comes to California citrus. It peels easily when fully mature, is bright orange, and has richly-flavored and sweet flesh with balanced sugar and acidity. It is seedless and separates into easy-to-eat segments. The Washington navel is a wonderful dessert orange and excellent as a snack.
Our biodynamic® organic oranges are available from January through April.