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  • Welcome To Oasis Date Gardens
  • Welcome To Oasis Date Gardens
  • Welcome To Oasis Date Gardens

Our Organic Promise

Oasis Date Gardens (ODG) has been certified organic since October of 2000.

ODG's organic practices comply with the National Organic Standard, the new U.S. Federal Organic Standard, implemented in October 2002. Additionally, ODG complies with the European Organic Standards (EEC 2092/91). Quality Assurance International (QAI), an independent certifying compay, assures that ODG is in compliance with the above organic standards. QAI annually inspects, verifies and, upon compliance, issues ODG its Organic Certification for the year.

Growing Dates the Certified Organic way...

The owners of Oasis Date Gardens not only believe that it is important to grow a beautiful varietal date, but also one that is rich in flavor. We believe the best way to ensure that our dates reach their full sweetness and flavor is to use natural fertilizers and let the tree ripen the date to the fullest extent possible.
organic medjool dates
Consequently, Oasis Date Gardens has adopted an organic farming approach to growing and processing their dates. In plain simple terms this means that all fertilizers are natural, such as using composted chicken litter or cover crops to enhance the nutrients of the soil rather than chemical fertilizers. Also no chemicals or pesticides are used in the gardens. Only natural elements approved under the guidelines established by the National Organic Standard.

QAI Certified Organic USDA Organic


View/Download our Certifications:

Click here for our 'Organic Processor Certificate'

Click here for our 'Organic Producer Certificate'

Click here for our 'Primus Certificate'

Click here for our 'HACCP Good Manufacturing Practices Certification'

QAI National Organic Program - Good Standing 2014

Our History

Established in 1912...

by Ben and Lucy Laffin. Handed down to Ben Jr. and his wife, Pat, both graduates of the University of California at Berkeley. Ben Jr., with a Masters in Plant Pathology, had become renowned as one of a select few of the world's most knowledgeable palm plant pathologists and consultants on date palms from California to the Middle East and Africa. Pat Laffin had taken Oasis Date Gardens from a domestic farming operation to a world wide marketer of premium quality dates. Ben and Pat have since retired.

Jim Freimuth & Chris NielsenOasis Date Gardens was acquired in 1997, by Chris and Marlene Nielsen, and Jim and Judy Freimuth who have been specializing in the growing of Organically Certified Medjool Dates for the last 15 years under the Winterhaven Ranch label.

Today, Oasis Date Gardens is a 175-acre producing date ranch, home of the superb Medjool Date and many other interesting and delicious date varieties. Oasis, along with it's sister company Winterhaven Ranch produce about 1,300,000 lbs. of Medjool Dates and about 100,000 lbs of other varieties.

Oasis Date Gardens sells wholesale throughout the U.S. as well as to world wide markets including Canada, Europe, England, Australia and multiple countries in the Far East. Oasis also has a strong mail order catalog following, for products ranging from premium gift packages to bulk dates.

Jewels of the Desert...

Dates - an old world institution...

Bagging Fruitevolving into the new world. Dates may very well be man's earliest cultivated fruit certainly, they have been the staff of life to many people living in Western Asia and Northern Africa for thousands of years. The average tree can reach seventy to eighty feet high and begins bearing fruit when it is about seven years old. The tree may go on producing fruit for well over 100 years, some say as much as 200 years.

So valuable are the trees in many parts of the Old World that they pass as wealth from father to son and may even form a daughter's dowry. Since these ancient beginnings, dates have been a significant source of nutrition. Today, dates arePalms labeled by many as a superfood; a fresh, natural whole fruit that offers every body valuable nutrients and pure sweetness. Versatile with many sweet and savory foods, dates are a perfect natural alternative to added sugars.

California dates have grown in the desert oasis of the Coachella Valley of southern California for more than a century. A place where date palms flourish in high summer temperatures and low humidity with minimal rainfall during the summer and fall.

Oasis Date Gardens as been instrumental in the evolutionary process into the modern world.

Our Ranch Store

A visit to the Oasis Date Gardens Ranch Store isn't just a buying experience, but a cultural experience.

At our ranch, you'll be able to taste test many fine varieties of dates, date cake, cookies, bread and pies baked fresh daily in our kitchen. Above all, you must try our famous date shake.

There is a large selection of dried fruits, nuts, honey - unique foods and southwestern gifts - homemade chili and sandwiches. But even more than an eating experience you will leave with a little history of the Oasis Ranch. This includes exploring the various newspaper stories depicting events related to Oasis Date Gardens, such as the first artisan well that helped turn this arid desert into a rich fertile date garden, or Ben Laflin Jr. consulting with the Emir of Bahrain in his palace.

Step into our theater and view our video on how dates are grown, or join us for an educational talk daily at 10:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Visit our antique farm implement display and see if you can guess their use from days gone past.

We welcome groups, seniors, schools and can provide special lunch services, guided tours, free date tasting, speakers, luncheons and more. For information on group activities and mail order brochures, please call 1-800-827-8017.

Ranch Store

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59-111 Grapefruit Blvd.

Thermal, CA 92274

Map & Directions

(800) 827-8017

Office Hours: Mon-Fri - 7AM to 5PM

Store Hours: Daily, 9AM to 5PM (Holiday or Summer hours may change.)

Wholesale Bulk Dates

We sell wholesale dates!

Medjools, Deglet Noors, Halawys and more!

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