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Farmers

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Bautista Organic Date Farm

Alicia GonzalezBalderama

tel: 760.396.2337
P.O.Box 726
Mecca, CA 92254


Market Days:

Wednesday - Downtown
Saturday - Downtown
Sunday - Main St


County of Production: Riverside
Acres of Farmland Cultivated: 6
Years Farming: 11 

Products: 

Year Round except Summer: Dates

Growing Practices: 

To control weeds: hoes, goats, tractor
For pests: cloth bags
Fertilizers: cow and goat manure
To enhance/control size, flavor, ripeness or appearance: prune and thin
To increase soil fertility we use these cover crops: drip system and cow manure

Farm History:

The Bautista Date Farm was established in the summer of 1999. My father bought the farm from the Wendlers.  The farm was originally named Ahlers Organic Date and Grapefruit Garden.  My dad was the foreman for this farm for 10 years and when Mr. Wendler retired, he gave my dad the opportunity to purchase the farm.  This farm has been organic for over 40 years. The farm is family owned and operated. We are 5 brothers and 1 sister and we are all involved in the business. We provide our farmer's market customers with seven different varieties of fresh organic dates.

Market Schedule


Open Rain or Shine
Year-round

 

HOLIDAY CLOSURES

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)
8:30am-1:30pm

 Reminders 

Bring Your Own Bag (BYOB)!

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

 

Volunteer 

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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