California is home to one of the largest supplies of fresh citrus in the world. In the Central Valley between Bakersfield and Fresno, navel oranges alone comprise over 133,000 acres. Although citrus is grown around the world, Central California has arguably the best growing conditions combining fertile soil, warm summers and cool winters to produce both the sweetest tasting and best looking citrus available.
Navel orange season is starting up and the new Urban Radish cargo van will be making weekly trips to Tulare county in the Great Central Valley to bring back this season's best citrus to our DTLA community. Navels are already edging their way into the store thanks to a couple farm-direct relationships we have with growers as far north as Fresno. The season promises to be exceptionally delicious and we're making great strides toward our 48-hour tree-to-market goal. Over the next month we'll be profiling the citrus growers and packers we work to bring you closer to folks and the crops behind the delicious citrus you'll find in our store.