S and J Mandarin Blog
When Is Mandarin Season?
Different varieties of mandarin oranges ripen at different times of the year, with most ripening in the late fall and winter. Satsuma mandarins for example, ripen early in the mandarin season and Clementine mandarins ripen late in the season.
Mandarin season usually runs from mid-November through early February, bringing the taste of summer sunshine to the cold, drab winter months.
In Placer County, mandarins become ripe around the third week in November just in time for the annual Mountain Mandarin Festival and Thanksgiving. Mandarins are a gorgeous and healthy addition to all the traditional Thanksgiving Day snacks and treats.
Throughout the entire mandarin season, you can find us at our orchard daily and at the Sacramento Certified Farmers’ Market on Sundays, located in the State Parking Lot at 8th and W Streets under the freeway in downtown Sacramento from 8:00 am to 12:00 pm. But due to high demand, we usually finish shipping mandarins across the US by the end of December.
If you don’t want to wait until mandarin season begins to buy your very own bag or box of sweet, seedless, organic mandarins, you’re in luck!
We often begin accepting orders as early as August each year, which means you don’t have to worry about us selling out before you place your order! If you want to buy our sweet, seedless, organic mandarins this year, there are several ways you can buy:
- 1. Buy Mandarins In Person
- 2. Buy Mandarin Oranges Online
- 3. Buy Mandarins By Mail
- 4. Buy Mandarins On The Phone
If you’re in the greater Sacramento or Placer County area, you can visit us at our orchard or our table at the Sacramento Certified Farmers’ Market — we would love to meet you!
If you live far away or want to give mandarins as a gift, you can order mandarins online and ship a box or two or five anywhere in the US (details below).
If you prefer to pay by cash or check, you can download our mandarin order form, print it, fill it out completely, and mail it to us with your payment.
If you’re not technical, you don’t want to order online or download the form, just give us a call we’re happy to take your order over the phone.
Mandarin Shipping Details
All orders will be promptly shipped via US Priority Mail (2-3 days). Shipping dates may vary due to Mother Nature and unpredictable weather, as we only pick our mandarins when they are ripe and ready to eat!
If you have any questions, please give us a call at 916-663-3310 or email us.
Thank you for your business!
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