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About Zava Ranch – Sustainable Organic Orchard in California

Zava Ranch - Sustainable Organic Orchard in CaliforniaZava Ranch is a family-owned sustainable organic orchard in California, specializing in growing organic citrus, avocados, herbs, and succulents on 20 acres in Somis, Ventura County, Southern California, USA.

What does it mean to be sustainable organic orchard?

Sustainability:

The goal of sustainable agriculture is to meet society’s needs in the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

For this reason practitioners of sustainable agriculture seek to integrate three main objectives into their work:

  1. a healthy environment
  2. economic profitability
  3. social and economic equity

We encourage you to learn more about sustainable agriculture.

Organic Farming:

“Organically grown” food is food grown and processed using no synthetic fertilizers or pesticides.

Instead of relying on chemicals, Organic Farming relies on natural principles like biodiversity and composting to produce healthy, abundant food.

We are following the accumulated wisdom and tens of centuries’ forth of knowledge of “natural” gardeners, stepping back from the control-crazy chemical garden practices that have become “conventional” only very recently, over the course of the last hundred years. 1

Learn more about what it means to be a sustainable organic orchard in California.

Ethical Cultivation:

We are committed to ethical cultivation of our crops and partnering with nature to grow and harvest the most nutritious, delicious, and healing foods that our land is willing to share with us.

As opposed to chemical-induced commercial agriculture, we don’t control, we cultivate.

To control means to dominate, to subdue, to master, to dictate, to restrain, to curb, to hold back.

To cultivate means to foster the growth of, to improve by care or study, to develop, to refine, to perfect, to promote, to encourage.

At Zava Ranch we cultivate. We work with nature and follow its lead. 

California has many different microclimates. Our land gifts us fields of rosemary, sage, oregano, lavender, roses, geranium, hibiscus, and succulents. With some additional irrigation, it produces an abundance of lemons, limes, oranges, tangerines, grapefruit, and avocados.

We are constantly amazed how many medicinal and healing plants grow on this land that might appear to the naked eye to be dry and infertile.

Shortening the Path:

As a sustainable organic orchard in California, ae are on a mission to shorten the path from the land to your table by shipping directly to you on the same day that we harvest.

When we get your order, we go out into the fields, harvest, pack, and ship via Fedex Priority Mail, shortening the journey to 2-3 business days and ensuring that you reap the most nutrients and healing benefits from the foods you enjoy.

Most plants are seasonal. To ensure year-round supply we are currently developing dried (dehydrated) fruit, herbs, essential oils, and teas, so that you can continue to enjoy the health benefits and the great taste at any time of year.

We harvest at the peak of ripeness and dehydrate/preserve/process the harvest on the same day to lock in the nutrients.

Don’t hesitate to reach out to us and ask us any questions about Zava Ranch or how to create your own sustainable organic orchard!

We look forward to hearing from you.

References:
  1. Ogden, S. Straight-Ahead Organic, Chelsea Green Publishing Company[]