( Courtesy Veg-Fresh Farms )

Veg-Fresh Farms, Corona, Calif., is starting its winter citrus season.

The District 3 (D3) region — Riverside and the Coachella and Imperial valleys — starts this month, with fruit shipping into early spring.

Veg-Fresh Farms is in its sixth season packing under the Good Life Organic label, with lemons, grapefruit, minneolas and sweet limes from District 3, according to a news release.

Organic lemons are shipping from the district now through February, peaking in November/December with size 140/115 count, with limits on larger sizes, according to the release. D3 lemon harvest production is down 25%-35% from last season.

Organic grapefruit from D3 begin in mid-October and go through March, with peaks in November-January. Veg-Fresh expects sizes to peak on 48/40/56 counts, ideal for bags, according to the release.

Organic minneolas start in mid-December go through February, peaking in January. Peak sizes are expected in the 100/80/64 counts and will be available in bulk and bags.

Sweet limes from D3 will be available in mid-October through February.

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