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Organic Mandarin Farm

S and J Mandarin Grove

Sweet | Seedless | Tree-Ripened

As a small, family owned and operated, organic mandarin orchard in the picturesque foothills of Newcastle, California, we are excited to provide you with delicious and nutritious Placer County mountain mandarins.

We grow the popular OWARI SATSUMA MANDARINS, as well as the OKITSU WASE SATSUMA MANDARINS, CLEMENTINES, TANGOS, and late-season PIXIE MANDARINS. Our sweet, seedless, tree-ripened, organic mandarin oranges are hand-picked at the peak of maturity, only when they are ready to eat. This enhances their flavor, makes them sweet and juicy and very easy to peel.

Seasonal Farm Hours

November 22 - December 31
9am - 5pm Daily

Email

steve@sandjmandarins.com

Office

145 Uncle Joe's Ln Newcastle, CA 95658

Phone

(916) 663-3310

The decision to grow organic mandarins is important to us, not only for the health and well being of our family, but every living creature around us.

S & J Mandarin Grove does not apply any synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. We use all natural products in accordance with requirements of the:

We are proud to say we are fully certified with California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)!

A portion of our property is devoted to preserving wildlife.

We are very fortunate that wild Canadian geese and several varieties of ducks have made our pond and property their home. They return year after year to breed, enjoy our large pond and protected island, and graze on our cover crop of pasture grass.

Taste The Difference!

For more than 10 years, S & J Mandarin Grove has been shipping our organic Placer County mandarins to happy families and businesses across the United States and even to military APOs.

Known nationally for their rich flavor and numerous health benefits, Placer County mandarin oranges are the best tasting and best quality mandarins you’ll ever eat. Once you taste an S & J Mandarin Grove mandarin, you’ll see why many of our loyal customers have been buying mandarins from us year after year since we shipped our very first box. Many customer buy several times throughout the season because they eat the entire box too quickly and want more!

Seasonal Mandarin

Certified Organic

We use only all natural products in accordance with requirements of the National Organic Program (NOP) and the Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI), and are certified organic with California Certified Organic Farmers!

Learn More about our organic mandarin orange growing practices.

National Organic Program (NOP)

Learn More about our organic mandarin orange growing practices.

Organic Materials Review Institute (OMRI)

Learn More about our organic mandarin orange growing practices.

California Certified Organic Farmers

Learn More about our organic mandarin orange growing practices.

Placer County Mandarins

With its warm days, cool nights, and decomposed granite soil, Placer County is an excellent location to grow quality produce — especially our delicious, sweet, seedless, organic Owari Satsuma mandarin oranges.

Owari Satsuma mandarin trees are cold-hardy, productive, and vigorous-growing. The unique Placer County microclimate in Northern California — hot summers and short winters — provides perfect weather for the small, easy to peel citrus fruit to thrive.

Our Varieties of Mandarins

Below is a quick view of the types of Mandarins we have and is lined up in the order of the season.

Owari Satsuma

November | December

Clementine

January | Feburary

Tango

Feburary

Pixies

March

S and J Mandarin’s FAQ

Do you have more than one variety of Mandarins?

Yes – we have five varieties but our main and largest crop are the organic Owari Satsuma Mandarins

Do you sell mandarin trees?

No. We only sell the fruit we hand pick when harvesting

Do you allow customers to U-Pick on your farm?

No, we have bags freshly packed and ready for your enjoyment at our home store

Can we walk around your grove and pond?

Yes! We love our beautiful orchards and delicious fruit and don’t mind sharing our picturesque farm.l

Are your mandarins organic?

Yes – we are certified organic by the California Certified ORGANIC Farmers which is a is a United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)-accredited organic certifying agency

Do you sell your organic mandarins at any of the Farmer’s Markets?

Yes, during mandarin season, you can find us at the Sacramento Farmer’s Market downtown at 8th and W St. each Sunday.

Do you use a machine to pick your fruit?

No, we hand pick, hand sort and hand pack all of our fruit onsite and ship out fresh to our online customers. We make our bags on site at the Farmer’s Market.

How can we get on your mailing list? Will you sell my info to outside marketing agencies?

Sign up on our website and you will only receive notifications regarding Online Order status and available mandarins. – WE WILL NOT SELL YOUR INFO.

What are the names of your furry friends?

Hazel is our golden doodle and Cowboy is our sweet little one.

Should I refrigerate my Mandarins?

Mandarins are perishable and have a shorter shelf life than sweet oranges.  Handle them carefully, because they do have a relatively thin skin which is easily punctured.  Store in a cool place, at 60˚ to 70˚F for up to one week. Refrigerator temperatures may alter mandarin flavor, so it is best to store them outside of the refrigerator unless you need to keep them for more than a few weeks.

How do I track my mandarin order?

It’s easy!  You will receive an email from the USPS with a tracking number.  Just click on the link and you will able to watch your two to three day package as it travels and makes its way to your home! 

Do you sell any other items?

We are happy to support our local olive grower and offer Mandarin-Themed Balsamics and Olive Oils during the holiday season (only available on-site at our farm).  But more items are in the hopper so keep in touch!

Can I pick a specific day to have my Mandarin's shipped?

The weather controls our schedule.  However, we offer our customers a one-week window for shipping and this takes into account weather related delays.   When you place your order we offer options to pick a “specific week” or 7-day window for shipping.  While we always strive to maintain shipping dates, sometimes Mother Nature alters the plan.

Fun Facts About S and J Mandarin

Where To Buy S & J Placer County Mandarins

S & J Mandarin Grove offers you many ways to shop in person and online!

  • During mandarin season, visit us daily at our Newcastle mandarin orchard.
  • On Sundays, mid-November through early February, stop by our booth at the Sacramento Certified Farmers’ Market (8th and W Streets).
  • Buy mandarins online and we will ship them across the United States and to Military APOs.
  • Download our order form and mail us your mandarin order.
  • Email us or call us any time — we’re always happy to help!

S and J Mandarin Grove Blog

What Are The Health Benefits Of Eating Mandarin Oranges?

What Are The Health Benefits Of Eating Mandarin Oranges?

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Check Out What Our Customers Say About Our Organic Mandarin Oranges

Now from my brother-in-law

These Mandarin oranges are the best Christmas present I’ve received in a very, very long time. There probably hasn’t been a month gone by when I wondered if I’d ever get to enjoy another “seedless tangerine” in my lifetime. Thirty-five years is a long time to wait. Had often thought of what a fool I was not to go back to my grandparents’ old house and get a graft from what I was beginning to think was a one-of-a-kind tree. In fact, I tried fifteen years ago but couldn’t find the house. Besides the nostalgia factor, they are my all-time favorite citrus. It was funny. Seeing the open box, I asked Laurie “They’re not seedless are they?” and she said yes, as soon as I started peeling one I knew my decades long quest was over. A great moment for me. Thanks ever so much.

Debbie

First, from my sister-in-law

Believe it or not, you made Malcolm very happy with your choice. He has fond memories from his childhood of eating what he thought were seedless tangerines from a tree in his grandparents’ yard. I have heard the story many times (as you may imagine), and he always ends it by saying he has never again been able to find seedless tangerines — or tangerines of any kind that tasted so good. Of course the punchline to this story is that as soon as he tried one of the oranges you sent, he realized that he must have been eating mandarin oranges all those years. He was delighted to get the answer to his puzzle — and very nostalgic to recover one of the tastes of his youth.

Debbie

Hi! My Name is Sumiko Maeda. I found your site today and ordered one box of Satsuma oranges. When I eat Satsuma Oranges, I really miss my country, Japan!

Sumiko Maeda

As long time supporters of “Placer Grown,” we applaud your business and love your website and commitment to customer service… not mention the fruit!

Robert Conheim

Today at the market I was lucky enough to be the purchaser of your last bag of mandarins, and they’re terrific! Maybe I’ve just been deprived of citrus since the last season, but yours are the most flavorful tangerines I can ever recall having in my life. I’m definitely going to have a struggle making sure they last through the week. I’m very thankful for your devotion to growing organically; I hope that one day the majority of the rest of the Sunday market will follow in your direction. Thank you, and I’ll see you next week!

Jon

I received the mandarin oranges from your grove. They were WONDERFUL! They were sweet and juicy and easy to peel. I would like to order more. Very Pleased and Happy!

Lynne

I received my shipment today, and could not have been more pleased! Thank you for shipping them so quickly! My family didn’t eat a lot of fresh produce when I was a child because we lived in Alaska. When we lived in Juneau, my Dad would go down to the docks at Christmas time and splurge on a case of the most delicious oranges and my brothers would tear through them. These oranges completely recreated the experience! I planned on giving them as a gift to my family, but I couldn’t wait even one day to share! Thank you — I am a customer for life! Merry Christmas.

Beth

Thank you for the prompt delivery! They are a huge organic delight in this frigid, white part of the country and are a wonderful addition for Christmas. We dove right in when they arrived. Fortunately, we collected them as soon as they were delivered to protect them from the 10 degrees temp at noon. They were sweet and delicious as expected

Alice

My mom and I wanted to thank you and your family farm for the mandarins. This is our second year buying mandarins from your farm and it is just as good as the first year. My mom and I both thoroughly enjoyed your mandarins. They are the best mandarins we ever had. The mandarins from your farm are better than the mandarins they sell in the store and supermarkets here on the east coast. Even the organic stores here don’t sell fresh and organic mandarins like your family farm sells. My mom and I are both excited about buying mandarins from you next season. I hope your family and the mandarin trees have a good year and growing season.

Diane and Nicholas

Every year I buy for my family many pounds of Organic Satsuma’s right after Thanksgiving. This is the first time I tried S & J Mandarins. I ordered three boxes delivered to three addresses. My family was ecstatic. My son texted a picture calling them “Heaven in a Box” and my daughter devoured her whole box in just a few days!! They arrived promptly and were delicious! Thank you!

Scott

I have so many “Thank you” notes from all my family for the delicious mandarins oranges sent from your orchard. They have all expressed how much they appreciate the new packaging this year and how it made quite a difference! (No damaged fruit) They all love the mandarins and tell me they cannot find this quality and taste in their area. You are truly a wonderful family that cares about your customers in a special way. Thank you so much!

Carolyn

Visit Us

145 Uncle Joes Lane, Newcastle, California,

Call Us

916-663-3310

Email Us

steve@sandjmandarins.com

We’re A Small Family-Owned Orchard

S & J Mandarin Grove was started in April 2001, in the quiet Newcastle countryside of Placer County, California. With its warm days, cool nights, and decomposed granite soil, Placer County is an excellent location to grow quality produce, especially our sweet, seedless, organic Owari Satsuma mandarin oranges.

Today we have 350 Owari Satsuma mandarin trees and take pride in our top quality, sweet, seedless mandarins. Each mandarin orange is hand-picked and only the very best are sold to our loyal customers or hand-packed to be shipped across the United States.

Organic Mandarin Oranges

The decision to grow organic mandarins is important to us, not only for the health and well being of our family, but every living creature around us.

S & J Mandarin Grove does not apply any synthetic herbicides, pesticides or fertilizers. We use all natural products in accordance with requirements of the:

We are proud to say we are fully certified with California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF)!

Wildlife Preservation

A portion of our property is devoted to preserving wildlife.

We are very fortunate that wild Canadian geese and several varieties of ducks have made our pond and property their home. They return year after year to breed, enjoy our large pond and protected island, and graze on our cover crop of pasture grass.

Family First

We’re all about family!

From fishing in the pond and evening walks, to helping out in the orchard and watching the geese and ducks, our family loves spending time out on the property and playing in the Mandarin Grove.

Our organic mandarin orchard provides not only the perfect escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life, but a fabulous opportunity to meet new people who visit the orchard or visit our booth at the Sunday Sacramento Farmers’ Market!

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