No more scurvy for me! Yar!
Then I got depressed and homesick around February. It was another cold day. I needed a pick me up.
I needed lemons.
I did a search online and did a little research. A few of my requirements were direct delivery, no distribution centers, and a locally/family owned farm.
I came across Pearson Ranch California Oranges. Ok, ok, I know that California is not local to Maryland -BUT- it is family owned and not a huge corporate farm conglomerate. They are a conventional citrus farm, they specialize in direct delivery to their customers, and they have a lot of East Coast customers. They have a monthly lemon and orange club that you can join, they have combo citrus packs, and they also have a plethora of different citrus to choose from; from Pomelos to Meyer Lemons to Keffir Limes and Blood Oranges. If there is a citrus you want, they more than likely have it. However, they do go by seasons so do keep that in mind.
Farmer Tony is the owner and he is very acessible through email and Facebook. All of their employees are quick to respond and are very helpful - and - the most important thing, their citrus are delicious!