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Behneman Family Farms

Daniel and Julie Behneman

Orange Juice

tel: 760.249.1695
P.O. Box 1684
Valley Center, CA 92082

Market Days: 

Sunday - Main St

County of Production: San Diego
Acres of Farmland Cultivated: 70
Years Farming: 40 


Year Round: oranges (Valencia and Navel), grapefruit, avocados, persimmons, pomegranates, lemons, limes, guavas, onion, carrot, lettuce, rhubarb, beets, cilantro, zucchini, tangerines, peppers, 100% fruit spreads: Apple-Pumpkin, Blackberry, Tangerine, Strawberry, Chili Sauce 
Blackberries, tangerines, tomatoes, strawberries
Summer: same as spring

Growing Practices: 

To control weeds:
For pests:
To enhance/control size, flavor, ripeness or appearance:
To increase soil fertility we use these cover crops:

Farm History:

My family has been farming in Valley Center for over 40 years. We've been in farmer's markets since 1992, doing Santa Monica, Wed, Sat, and Sundays and other farmer's markets in San Diego, Riverside, and Orange County as well. My brother Dan (pictured) was born into the farming business, and I (Julie) have been doing markets with my dad, John Behneman, since I was 15 years old. We love markets and farming and the satisfaction we get from growing delicious, sweet fruits and veggies to sell to our customers. They like it!

Market Schedule

Open Rain or Shine



The Wednesday Farmers Market is CLOSED on December 25, 2019 and January 1, 2020. Please visit one of our other markets which remain open through the holidays.

Wednesday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th & Ocean)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Downtown

Arizona Avenue
(between 4th and 2nd Streets)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Saturday Virginia Ave. Park

2200 Virginia Avenue
(Pico Blvd. @ Cloverfield Blvd.)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Sunday Main St.

2640 Main Street
(in Heritage Square)


Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

No animals are allowed in Farmers Markets (CRFC 114371(d))



Congratulations to Jackie Lovell, our December Volunteer of the Month!  

Click here to learn more about Jackie and our volunteer opportunities



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