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One weekend a year the ranch opens its orchard section to the public, generally the weekend after the 4th of July, where ripe Valencia Oranges* and White Grapefruit** can be picked by hand. This year it's July 13-14, 7a-1p, but our group will only be there July 13, 9a-1p, and we'll have the fruitluck around 11a. The ranch is open til sunset (8:02p), but the orchard section closes at 1p
Your host is Anney, [masked].
- Whole fresh ripe raw preferably organic, heirloom and/or exotic fruits & shoots to share
- Mess kit: plate/bowl, utensils, napkin
- Grocery bags & medium size boxes
BRING (optional, but encouraged)
- Fruit picker or you can rent one for $1
- Sunscreen or protective clothing
- Still/Video Camera
Fees paid to Ranch:
- Filled Grocery Bag $3
- Filled Medium Size Box $6
- Fruit Picker Rental $1 or you can bring your own for free
* Valencia orange season is April-September/October, whereas Navel is October/November-May.
** White is more tart & larger than the sweet Pink & Red Grapefruits.
Orcutt Ranch, formerly called Rancho Sombra del Roble, was the vacation and retirement estate of William Warren Orcutt and his wife Mary Logan Orcutt. The adobe residence, as well as the estate’s garden, ranch structures, oak trees, and citrus orchard have historic significance because of the distinction of its owner W.W. Orcutt, pioneer of the oil production industry in California and discoverer of the prehistoric fossils at La Brea Tar Pits.
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Open Daily Sunrise-Sunset
Office Hours Tu-F 9-3, Sa 9-1