Even though it’s felt like spring here in L.A. for the past few weeks, now that March has arrived we can formally kiss winter goodbye. We don’t have melting piles of snow or slushy streets to mark the end of winter. In Southern California the changing of the seasons is most recognizable by the revolving myriad of fresh produce available at the farmers’ market. The start of spring marks the end of citrus season.
Although many trees are still heavy with fruit, my neighbor has orange, grapefruit, kumquat, Clementine and blood orange trees, soon enough the special varieties found at the market will be gone. Which is why now is the best time to preserve the perfect organic citrus that is still available.