Growing and Selling Mandarin
Oranges in Placer County Since 1975, Certified Organic Since 1989
 
 
 

Organically Grown Since 1989
It is important to me that Side Hill Citrus does not put anything in the soil that might be harmful to the environment or my family.

After completing a three-year certification process through California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF), I am very proud to say that in 1991, Side Hill Citrus became 100% California Certified Organic. We are also in compliance with the National Organic Program (NOP).

What Is Organic?
Organic refers to methods of growing and processing foods that rely on the earth’s natural resources. Pests and weeds are managed using earth-friendly means such as beneficial insects and mechanical controls. Organic farmers work to build natural nutrients in the soil that help fertilize plants without reliance on synthetic fertilizers.

Organic production offers food produced within nature’s own balanced and fertile system. It helps keep our air, soil, and water free of toxic chemicals.

Products labeled “certified organic” have been grown and processed according to strict standards. California Certified Organic Farmers (CCOF) annually inspects farms and facilities to ensure that no harmful chemicals have been used for at least three years to become certified, that foods are processed using sustainable methods, and that growers and processors keep detailed records of their practices.