Mud Creek Ranch’s
Yuzu Experience

150 Boxes Available Direct from Mud Creek Ranch Starting January 12th

Meet The Farm

Mud Creek Ranch, run by Steve and Robin Smith since 1985, is an organic farm located in Santa Paula, California.


Ships direct from Mud Creek Ranch during harvest window Jan 12th - Feb 4th. More Info
Usage, storage & chef designed recipes

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Yuzu is a Japanese specialty citrus, similar to lemon, but more delicate in flavor. Due to being illegal to import from their native Japan, this fruit is rare and difficult to find.

For the Chef’s Box, $20 of every purchase goes to Mud Creek Ranch. $3.76 is used for recycled packaging material. $1.15 is used for included educational inserts. $1.9 is used to cover our shipping subsidy. $6.50 goes towards our marketing expense for this offer. FruitStand’s profit for this offer is $6.64, which is used to cover operation expenses. Learn more about where your money goes and how it compares.

About The Harvest

A Japanese gastronomist once said, “the yuzu fragrance is entirely its own. It resembles no citrus familiar to the West.” Be sure not to judge these rustic fruits by their rough skin and (tons of) seeds, the delicate, acidic and floral flavor hidden in the rind and sparse pulp is a rare culinary must-have. Their penetrating aromatic notes make them a delicious addition to sauces (Yuzu is the main ingredient in Ponzu sauce), chili pastes and butters used for cooking savory foods. They can also be used for baked goods and as sour mixer in cocktails. Try them in anything needing that extra pop of zest.

All produce is shipped direct from Mud Creek Ranch using FedEx two-day shipping to guarantee freshness. Information on how to use, store and recipe ideas can be found by clicking here.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Your order is backed by our satisfaction guarantee. If you are not 100% satisfied, please contact us within seven (7) days of the delivery and we will make it right.

Yuzu has a subtle, yet more acidic flavor often used in savory dishes. Utilizing your Yuzu is highly dependent on the recipe you make. Choose your own adventure, but remember the whole fruit is a treasure trove from rind to seeds. 

The fruit and seeds are commonly used in fermentations and infusions to impart their complex flavor. Yuzu seeds are not edible, but they’re often used in applications like ponzu sauce, vinegars or other infusions to impart their unique citrusy flavor. Yuzu can also be baked into cakes, breads, and pastries, and makes delicious jams, jellies and candies.

This item will be shipping FedEx 2-Day air to anywhere in the US directly from California on the ship date indicated on this page and in your email receipt. There is an $9.00 flat rate shipping fee added to your order at checkout. You will receive an email with your shipment's tracking number when shipped.

Tucked away in Santa Paula, CA is Mud Creek Ranch, owned by Steven and Robin Smith. The  Smiths’ both came from farming families that can be traced back for generations. In 1985, they bought their own farm knowing they were signing up for a “fixer-upper.” Over the years, they realized they signed up for so much more with their beloved Mud Creek Ranch! They’ve been selling oranges, avocados and lemons at the local farmers’ markets in Ventura and Santa Barbara for nearly 30 years, and are known for having one of the largest selections of tangerines throughout all of Southern California. At Mud Creek they care equally for their soil’s health, having practiced organic farming since the 90’s. They started growing healthy foods for their children at home and now 30 years later, their kids sell produce right alongside them at the market. 

Wondering what to do with the Yuzu? Check out these amazing recipes and discover something new to love:

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Transparent Pricing

We subscribe to the belief that you have a right to know how every dollar of your purchase is spent.

Chef's Box
- $6.50 Marketing cost
- $3.76 Recycled box and packing material
- $1.90 Shipping subsidy
- $1.15 Educational inserts and USDA sticker
- $4.64 FruitStand operating expenses
Farm Revenue

Who's touching your food?

Mud Creek subscribes to our belief that we believe the only hands that should touch your food is the farm and you when you're enjoying it.

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One Week

Time between Mud Creek harvesting the Yuzu and delivery to your door.

One Week

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gets from the farm to your table

200 Varieties & Why it Matters

Crop diversity is at the heart of Mud Creek Ranch’s philosophy

Learn why protecting rare and diverse
citrus varieties is important

Our Mission

To reimagine the future of food by sharing the complete story behind the food we eat.

As co-inhabitants of this wonderful planet, we must make better, more educated choices for ourselves, our communities and our global home.
About FruitStand

FruitStand is a platform that connects buyers (you) to sellers (farms) to decentralize direct access to fresh fruits and vegetables. We are not a store, do not take position of any produce nor grow anything ourselves. Similar to Etsy for homemade goods, FruitStand is merely a bridge between you and small farms offering unique harvest experiences and the story behind each piece of produce on the site through flash sales and/or subscription boxes year round.

Our goal is to bring the farmer’s market experience online and right to your door.


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