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Childhood Obsessions: Fruit Picking at Orcutt Ranch

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We just go into reverie when thinking of picking apples in orchards out in Illinois or cherries in Door County, Wisconsin.

Transplant? Yes.

When in LA... pick oranges and grapefruit.

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Twice a year, folks can head over to Orcutt Ranch in Canoga Park to pick fruit: oranges in the summer and white grapefruit in the fall. This Saturday from 7am to 2pm, it's $2 for each shopping bag you fill up and $1 to rent a fruit picker (bring your own and save a buck).

There's quite a history behind this ranch, most notably is the swastika decor. The City's Department of Recreation and Parks, who run the ranch, go deep into the history of the swastika and the general history of the location at their website.

Orcutt Ranch is open for visiting 7 days a week from sunrise to sunset. Call ahead to make sure no weddings will be happening during your visit.

Photo by Drumbago via Flickr