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Old 04-15-2012, 06:29 AM
Status: "I'll be with you forever, my dear little Kiwi." (set 13 days ago)
 
Location: Going back to the forest to be with nature's goodness.
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I have a set rule on orange juice, just as I do on many products.
I will not pay more than $2.50 for a half gallon - a real half gallon (64 ounces), not the stupid downsized containers.
I'll go without it before I ever pay more, honestly.
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Old 04-15-2012, 06:59 AM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I have a set rule on orange juice, just as I do on many products.
I will not pay more than $2.50 for a half gallon - a real half gallon (64 ounces), not the stupid downsized containers.
I'll go without it before I ever pay more, honestly.
We're talking about straight off the tree, juiced, and in your mouth juice thats that expensive.
Its a revelation.
I dont buy it on a weekly basis, but when citrus is in season, I pick oranges off my trees every day and juice, and when I run out, I go to the groves.
One of the things that makes life worth living in FL.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:42 AM
 
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I like self squeezed because I like more pulp in the juice than seems to come in the jug. I dump the strainer (less seeds) into the juice. Also, turning a half skin inside out in the squeezer will add a very distinct orange rind aroma. Or a couple of slices of fresh pineapple in the squeezer with the orange. A little ice cold Perrier (or any other fuzzy water) will give the drink a change of pace too.

I wish I could pull over to the side of the highway and load up the trunk with fresh oranges, but it is not to be. I can, however, get endless bags and baskets of the best apples anywhere right down the street.
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Old 04-15-2012, 07:54 AM
 
Location: on an island
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The Indian River juice you buy from Publix might be different than buying directly from a family owned grove. I think businesses use the "Indian River" name liberally when it comes to citrus. Not saying it isnt good juice but we never buy from the grocery store anymore when the groves are right here in town.
That's great that you have groves right there in town.

I'm lucky to have my Meyers, and friends with grapefruit trees, but no real groves, and I'm not about to leave the island for one. Fortunately our Farmer's Market does sometimes have fresh local citrus. Fresh-squeezed is indeed the best.

This is the juice I am talking about. I think their stuff is legit.

Indian River Select "Grown, squeezed and picked in Florida."
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Old 04-15-2012, 10:25 AM
 
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That's great that you have groves right there in town.

I'm lucky to have my Meyers, and friends with grapefruit trees, but no real groves, and I'm not about to leave the island for one. Fortunately our Farmer's Market does sometimes have fresh local citrus. Fresh-squeezed is indeed the best.

This is the juice I am talking about. I think their stuff is legit.

Indian River Select "Grown, squeezed and picked in Florida."
Looks like the real deal! I will look for it in Publix. Here is a local company that sounds similar to Indian River Select...it is actually located about 1 mile from the Ft Pierce farmers market {where Indian River Select originated}
Orchid Island Juice Company - Home of Natalie's Orchid Island Juice - home
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Old 04-15-2012, 11:59 AM
 
Location: Where Trolls get BBQ'd
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I prefer to squeeze my own but I am close to the FL's Natural plant. Tropicana is not all that far away on the other coast. It used to be the oranges were squeezed and then the juice flash frozen in large blocks then thawed when needed for bottling. That comes from a grower who sells to Tropicana. After the rainforests where cleared and most all of the citrus north of interstate 4 in FL was killed from a freeze back in the 80's, the big FL growers moved to Costa Rica and south to Brazil and planted millions of acres. You used to could identify pure FL juice by a label on the bottle with out reading the fine print. If the little orange tree was solid green it was anyone's guess as to the origin. If it had small oranges on it it was pure FL juice. Not anymore. Being FL growers are in Brazil they got that changed. Shame on them.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:04 PM
 
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The Indian River juice you buy from Publix might be different than buying directly from a family owned grove. I think businesses use the "Indian River" name liberally when it comes to citrus. Not saying it isnt good juice but we never buy from the grocery store anymore when the groves are right here in town.
Indian River fruit is trademarked. Anyone caught selling non Indian River fruit is subject to heavy fines. Just like Vidalia onions are a trade marked produce. FL grows the same onions but can't sell them as Vidalia onions.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:12 PM
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If I was that fussy to need 100% pure orange juice without concentrate I would do the logical thing and squeeze the orange juice myself at home. But I'm not that fussy.
I like California's oranges best.
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:23 PM
 
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I like FL oranges best. It's a native thing. I like my oranges naturally colored by cold weather then squeezed in the kitchen. I'm fussy. Did ya know that FL produces more citrus than all other states combined....
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Old 04-15-2012, 12:58 PM
 
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Occasionally, especially in the summer...
I love my glass of water sweetened in honey, iced & served with juice squeezed from a slice of orange for flavor...
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