Fresh dates are available mid-September until gone… it never takes long!

Sold Out. Check back next September for the new harvest

The Bautista Family Organic Date Ranch

We are a small family farm growing seven varieties of certified organic dates in the Coachella Valley community of Mecca, California, near the Salton Sea.

April 9, 2024Today marks the release of My Life in Recipes, a treasury of recipes and stories from Joan Nathan, the James Beard award-winning author and New York Times contributor. Joan learned of Bautista Family through her daughter Daniela, who had purchased dates at her local Los Angeles farmers market, and together they visited the Ranch during Covid. In My Life in Recipes, Joan shares the Bautista story and her impressions of the full-circle lifestyle on the Ranch, where she realized "the world will be a better place." The book also includes a recipe for Orange Cream Cheese Butter Cookies Stuffed with Dates and Walnuts, which Joan adapted from a recipe given to Alicia by a Bautista Dates customer.

February 17, 2024In the final days of the growing season last August and September, the Coachella Valley was hit with two major storms that drastically reduced the harvest, causing a very early sell-out. The next crop will be available in September 2024.

October 13, 2023 — Deglet Noor and Zahidi dates are now available!

September 18, 2023 — The webshop is now open! The new harvest of Medjool, Khadrawy, Halawy, and Honey dates is available for shipment within the USA and to Canada. Deglet Noor and Zahidi dates are being harvested now and will soon be available as well.

June 1, 2023 — Sold out! The webshop will reopen in September.

February 1, 2023 — See our updated Farmers Market schedule, including a newly added market in La Quinta.

October 7, 2021The LA Times featured the Bautista Family Organic Date Ranch as part of a series of articles and recipes about Coachella Valley dates. The Ranch was also covered by Civil Eats.