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Local Organic Orange Juice

Kuisine Feb 2, 2012 10:57 AM

Hi all,

I have a friend who's a bit of an orange juice snob! She was a big fan of the orange juice sold at Frazier Farms that was organic, local juice from a farm in Vista. Apparently the farm or bottling facility has shut down for a year so the juice is no longer available.

Any suggestions on a good alternate for her in North County?

Thanks for any help!

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  1. The Chowhound Team RE: Kuisine Feb 3, 2012 09:41 AM

    Folks, we can assume that the original poster's friend is aware of the possibility of squeezing orange juice herself but is nonetheless looking to buy it. If you've got a local source for her to buy OJ from, please do post.

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      pickypicky RE: The Chowhound Team Feb 3, 2012 11:08 AM

      You may be right. However, I didn't know that it was so simple and cheap to do when I first moved to southern CA. It took a native here to show me the right juicer and how plentiful local oranges were, so the advice seemed appropriate.

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        Kuisine RE: pickypicky Feb 3, 2012 12:37 PM

        She drinks a lot of juice - a gallon every couple days by herself! We did talk about juicing your own, but she was looking for a purchase-able option for the sake of convenience. Plus, she's found that juicing oranges herself, the juice is often far more sour than she wants it to be as the oranges she has bought in the past for juicing have turned out to be more on the sour/tart side than she'd prefer.

    2. notjustastomach RE: Kuisine Feb 3, 2012 02:52 PM

      Whole Foods (in Hillcrest, at least) has bottles of orange juice squeezed daily.

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        kittenprincess RE: notjustastomach Feb 3, 2012 05:41 PM

        This is true of the Whole Foods in La Jolla as well.

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          Cathy RE: kittenprincess Feb 3, 2012 05:42 PM

          But neither WF sells organic fresh squeezed OJ.

          1. re: Cathy
            honkman RE: Cathy Feb 3, 2012 09:01 PM

            But they are also using organic oranges

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        pickypicky RE: Kuisine Feb 4, 2012 10:25 AM

        Was at Little Italy Farmers Mkt this morning, and there was Organic OJ everywhere. Tell your friend to try her nearest farmers' mkts. Oceanside has a great one on Thurs.

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