Churchill Orchard

Churchill Orchard is in the beautiful east end of the Ojai Valley in Southern California. The orchard is managed by Jim Churchill and Mike Sullivan. They grow about 12 acres of tangerines and 3 acres of avocados. Most of the tangerines are harvested by professional pickers from Magaña Labor Services, a licensed labor contractor they have worked with for about 20 years. Churchill has a well-known Berkeley following for their “Ojai Pixie” tangerine variety since the late 80’s. Everything they grow is CCOF certified organic.

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Markets:North Berkeley (Thursday)Downtown Berkeley (Saturday)Season:
February-AprilProduct: Ojai Pixie Tangerines, Seedless Kishu Mandarins, Page Tangors, Hass, Bacon, and Fuerte AvocadosFarmer's Name: Harvesting by Jim Churchill & Mike SullivanMailing Address: PO Box 426
Ojai, CA 93024
Phone: (805) 558-7898
Website: http://www.tangerineman.comFarm Location:
Ojai, Ventura County, CADistance From Berkeley:
350 milesSoil Type: SandyWater Source: MunicipalOrganic Certification: Certified organic by CCOF since 2007Fertilizer: Feather meal, organic foliars of zinc sulfate and manganese sulfateWeed Control: Weed whacking and very extensive mulchingPest Management: Sluggo for snails, Entrust for ACP, gopher and ground squirrel and rat trappingAcreage: 15 acres