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Feb 2, 2012 10:57 AM

Local Organic Orange Juice

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. 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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        1. re: The Chowhound Team

          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.

          1. re: pickypicky

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

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          1. re: notjustastomach

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

            1. re: kittenprincess

              But neither WF sells organic fresh squeezed OJ.

              1. re: Cathy

                But they are also using organic oranges

          2. 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.