Are there any working orange groves left in L.A.?

After about 200 years as a producer—and at the top of the citrus market for half that time—Los Angeles County has almost run out of juice. The holdouts include E. Waldo Ward, which maintains a two-acre, marmalade-bound crop in Sierra Madre; the Orcutt Ranch, which for $2 a bag lets visitors pick their own every July in Canoga Park; and Cal State Northridge, which gives away the fruit from its 509 trees. Then there’s 91-year-old Ann Bothwell, who inherited her husband’s Woodland Hills ranch, established in 1934, and still rides in his vintage race cars through the 14-acre orange grove.
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