Welcome to our Shipping Department! Thanks for visiting. Welcome, and welcome back.

We ship dates September through February. Orders are accepted year-round, but we know from experience that the intensity of the work during spring and summer preclude our ability to ship (sorry to everyone who has ever ordered during that time!). We have some amazing citrus (ruby grapefruit!) during the winter. We're still experimenting with shipping, but if you're interested please let us know and we shall figure out a way to get you some.

Thank you for your patience. If we can ship during the off season, we shall. We just might need a little extra time, and not all of the dates will be available (the barhis are gone by January). But let's see what we can do.

We primarily sell at farmers markets and do true mail orders only. We cannot accept credit cards, Paypal, checks mailed from your bank, email, or phone orders. We need to have your order, address, and check in one place. We appreciate your understanding, patience, and respect for our super old-school ways. We know it's tough, and we work hard to make it worth all your efforts.

If we were to go high-tech and make it easy for you, we wouldn't be able to do shipping at all - we couldn't keep up with potential demand. We keep it small because it is hard enough getting the work done, and we like the idea of holding the line on saying "no" to the credit card industry.

Our mail order is customized for you and that takes a lot of time and consideration, and we want to enjoy the process. "Small is beautiful!"

Download and print our Mail Order Form PDF icon here or you can write out your order if you are unable to print it. We try our best to ship within a week of receipt. Sometimes we fail, due to waiting on the harvest or competing priorities on the farm. We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Please email christinakelso@gmail.com or call the ranch at (760) 399-5313.

We guarantee that you will be delighted with your order. If you are not, please let us know and Christina will do everything within her vast powers to fix it.

Shipping Rates:

We ship USPS Priority Mail, Flat-Rate boxes or Regional. Different dates pack differently; I can fit 10# of fragile barhi dates into a large USPS box, packed into 5# date boxes, and 20# of medjools packed in a food-grade plastic bag, inside that same box (therefore if you want the gift boxes for the medjools, they would be packed 10# to a case, in their 5# boxes). Because dates have different shipping requirements, if you order more than 10# please get in touch so we can make sure the dates will fit, or make an educated guess and we will send fewer dates or a refund, as necessary.

For most dates, if you order 12# and want the dates shipped with the gift boxes (white boxes with date palm), we can squeeze in the extra 2 lbs. usually, except in the case of the barhis which only ship 10# to a case. Thank you!

1 lb. (Small Flat Rate Box): $8
2-6 lbs. (Medium Flat Rate Box): $15
7-10lbs. (Large Flat Rate Box): $20
10 lbs. or more: Please contact us for details

Price Per Pound:

Retail per pound / Wholesale case (12 pounds) 25% off

Medjool: $9/ $81
Barhi: $8/ $60 (10lb. case)
Dayri: $6/$54
Deglet Noor: $5/ $45
Zahidi:$5/ $45
Amber: $6/ $54
Yellow Barhi: $4
Khadrai: $8/ $72
Ciré: $8/ $72
Unpollinated Dayri: $10/ $90
Date Paste: $6 per pound
Date Pieces: $6 per pound
Date Walnut Bar: $4 each
Coconut Date Roll: $7 per pound

Testify: "Amazed, My Impression" (email subject line)

May 9, 2013

I received my dates today. I am AMAZED by how good your Medjhool dates are in May, best I've had! I plan to order again in June, and I'd love to get some grapefruit too.

This was my first season I ordered from Flying Disc Ranch, and I'm so glad I found your farm. I first heard of Flying Disc Ranch from Dr. Nick Tancheff.

My impression of Flying Disc Ranch is that you all have a MASTERY in date growing, harvesting, storing, and shipping. Excellent & Outstanding!

In past years, I mail ordered dates from The Date People, Del Real Organic Dates, and Bautista Farm. The last two are certified organic, but no where near as good as Flying Disc Ranch. I've tried the local coop bulk frozen organic dates - no good.

Most of the dates I had from The Date People were quite good, but not as good as Flying Disc Ranch. The main weakness I find with The Date People is they don't package the dates well, only wrap in wax paper and place in the flat rate box... The flat rate boxes often have holes in the corners - so I don't think solely the wax paper protects the dates enough. Also, The Date People can be hard to reach and their availability seems very inconsistent. My intent is not to say negative things about other farms, but to share my experience.

From Flying Disc Ranch, I get the impression of HEALTH, all the way around.

I appreciate how clean I feel the dates are. Unlike the other mail order date farms, I have no reluctance to eat Flying Disc dates unwashed... I appreciate the care in packaging at FDR. I like both the large plastic bag bulk packaging and the white date palm boxes, with the paper bags inside. In my experience, both ways were effective in delivering high quality dates in good condition.

From Flying Disc Ranch, I get the impression of HEALTH, all the way around.


Thank you!


September 19, 2014

OMG forgettta about it I heard the angels herald my good fortune as I repackaged my 20 lbs of Medjool dates --shipped directly from the expert stewards of USA American soil at Flying Disc.

Christina and Robert thanks a million for your dedication for human perfection regarding the fruits of your labor.

I look forward to citrus season so I can continue eating the healthiest products know to man kind -- produced by you wonderful human beings.

My hats off to you as I bow with respect -- regarding what you have achieved. (Imagine if all stewards of the earth -- cultivated and grew crops as you do. The Earth would be a better place.)

Warmest Regards
David Proterra
(Proterra in Latin is translated as "In Favor of the Earth")




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Yellow Barhi $4 per pound







Try these seasonal delights available September only. Our yellow barhis taste like fresh sugarcane and coconut.


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