Meet The Farm
Ships direct from Mud Creek Ranch between March 30, 2021 through April 16, 2021. Learn More.
Mud Creek is a sixty-five acre, certified-organic, family-owned farm located in Santa Paula, California. Best known for a deep commitment to biodiversity, Mud Creek is home to over 470 varieties of citrus trees amongst many other fruiting crops. The orchard team at Mud Creek specializes in experimenting with, and cultivating, citrus varieties from all over the world.
Raised in and around agriculture, Steve and Robin Smith of Mud Creek come from farming families that can be traced back several generations. In 1985, The Smith Family went out on their own and bought land suitable for a future farm property. Steve and Robin have been growing food and raising kids in Santa Paula ever since! Thirty-six years later, The Smiths have raised children who share their same passion for growing food organically, cultivating fruit trees, and promoting crop diversity in Southern California. Steve and Robin’s daughter, Marguerita Smith, along with her two siblings, is starting to take over the family farm from her parents. She brings with her an ardent passion for food and farming.
Marguerita says this harvest of Star Ruby Grapefruit is exceptionally delicious due to the latest wave of weather patterns, climate conditions, and how cold it has been this winter and spring in Santa Paula. Marguerita shared with the FruitStand team that “every 7-10 years or so the perfect climate yields a great crop.” The Star Ruby Grapefruits from Mud Creek have a uniquely vibrant tart-tanginess with just enough sweetness. Their dark pink pulp is juicy, tender and contains few, if any seeds.
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.
The Star Ruby Grapefruit are grown and shipped directly from Santa Paula, California
Star Ruby Grapefruits from Mud Creek make for a delightfully refreshing snack. We recommend always rinsing your fruit. Peel or slice in half for a quick way to enjoy. Star Rubies are often eaten for breakfast. In addition, these grapefruits are great atop salads, in dessert and mixed into drinks (from mocktails to cocktails)! Pair them with avocados, tropical fruit, yogurt and greens.
Your grapefruit will keep at room temperature for 3-5 days, however this method speeds up the ripening. With citrus this special we recommend storing in your refrigerator crisper drawer for up to two weeks.
Steve and Robin Smith are the growers responsible for the good work being done at Mud Creek Ranch, a sixty-five acre, certified-organic, ecological food oasis and climatological sweet spot in Santa Paula, CA. Mud Creek is home to over 470 varieties of citrus trees amongst many other fruiting crops.
Steve and Robin were raised on respective family farms, and grew up in and around agriculture. In 1985, The Smith’s bought their own land, under the premise they were signing up for a “fixer-upper.” Over the years, Steve and Robin have come to learn what they truly signed up for: a lifelong commitment to biodiversity, organic agriculture, perennial orchard management, and so much more at Mud Creek Ranch.
With three young children at home in the early days, Steve and Robin wanted to grow the healthiest food to feed their family. Together, the Smiths built on their respective family’s traditional farm legacies, and made the official shift from conventional to organic farming practices in the 1990s. Thirty-six years later, you’ll find the entire family (parents and kids) selling Mud Creek Ranch produce together as a team at the farmer’s markets in Southern California.
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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 a $9.00 flat rate shipping fee per box added to your order at checkout. You will receive an email with your shipment's tracking number when shipped.
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Smaller sized fruits but very flavorful and juicy
Wonderfully delicious and absolutely beautiful grapefruit. I wished I bought more❤️
Hi Julie! Thank you for taking the time to share your amazing feedback with us about the Star Ruby Grapefruit. We're so happy you enjoyed them. :) ~Jenny
I was excited to try these based on the description. They are sooooooo delicious! Amazing! So Juicy! So sweet! Bursting with flavor too!
WOW! Elliot, we're SO happy that you enjoyed every juicy, sweet, flavorful bite. Thank you for sharing your awesome feedback with us. We appreciate you! ~Jenny
Yum and only one seed.
...only one seed - that's great to hear, Sharon. So glad you enjoyed the fruit! Thanks for taking the time to share your feedback. :) ~Jenny
Very good. Had a great taste and was nice and juicy.
Hi Barb! This is SO great to hear :) We're happy you enjoyed the fruit. Thank you for sharing your feedback with us! ~Jenny
I love grapefruit and was happy to receive their large box which contained six grapefruits of modest size. What impressed me the most was how juicy they were and how mild the pith was in terms bitterness. A great treat!
Nico, thanks for your great feedback about the Star Ruby Grapefruit! We're SO happy to hear that you were so impressed with the juicy goodness. :) ~Jenny
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