About Ranchito Paraiso
Ranchito Paraiso is a CCOF certified organic lemon farm, located in Soquel, California (Santa Cruz County). Our lemons are sold in many of the Santa Cruz & San Francisco Bay area Grocery stores & restaurants.
🍋 Citrus meyeri, a hybrid fruit believed to be a cross between the common lemon and the mandarin orange, is named for Frank Nicholas Meyer. An “agricultural explorer” with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, Meyer first encountered the lemons — on purely ornamental trees — in 1908, while on an expedition to China. He brought them back to California, where they flourished until blight and quarantine (plus the fact that their thin skin made them difficult to ship) confined them primarily to that state.
Enter virus-free Improved Meyer Lemon trees in 1975, combined with the marketing clout of Chez Panisse founder Alice Waters and Martha Stewart, and soon cooks around the country began to discover these low-calorie, vitamin C-rich fruits.
Lemons are ones of the most beneficial fruits on the planet, and due to their countless health benefits and unique flavor and scent, they are added to various recipes. Lemons are excellent for detoxification of the body, but when juiced, the lemon loses many of its nutrients and a great part of the medicinal potential.
We sell to individuals with a 2 box minimum (30lbs per box). Please email for current pricing. We also donate lemons (2nds) to aspiring children that want to start a lemonade stand. We just ask that they donate a portion of their profit to make the world a better place in some way or another.