Friend's Ranch

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Friend's Ranch
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If you've been to an LA farmer's market lately (especially those on the west side), you've probably seen—or if you're lucky, tried—tasty citrus from Friend's Ranch. The packing house and citrus farm have been around for over 100 years, growing oranges, tangerines, mandarins, blood oranges, tangelos, lemons, grapefruits, avocodos and—last but not least—the fruit Ojai is most well-known for, the Pixie. Seedless, small and super sweet, the Pixie has been made a legendary local snack by Friend's Ranch. Visit the packing house for a tour and try one for yourself—you can also pick up bags of other, equally tasty fruit, as well as fresh-squeezed lemon and orange juice. Walk across the road and down into the actual orchard for a stunning view (and maybe some fresh-picked, sun-warmed citrus... shh!).

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Venue name: Friend's Ranch
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Address: 15150 Maricopa Hwy
Ojai

Opening hours: Tues, Fri 7am-noon; see website for tour schedule
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