Flying Disc Ranch

We offer several varieties of dates, including Barhi, Medjhool, Dayri, Zahidi, and Deglet Noor, plus ruby blush grapefruit during winter!

Growing and shipping produce since 1979

Robert Lower founded Flying Disc Ranch in 1979. He started growing dates nearby (leasing palms) in 1974. Robert cleared, plumbed, and planted the ranch from scratch. The rows were desert before 1979. He feels like a pioneer.

Flying Disc Ranch has always been a direct market enterprise. From the beginning, we trucked our produce to food cooperatives in San Diego, Laguna Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, San Luis Obispo, Santa Cruz, San Francisco, and Portland. When many of the food cooperatives dissolved, we sold to health food stores and buying clubs. When they faded, we started farmers markets (our first was in Riverside, in 1972).


Robert completed the 2-week Permaculture Design Certificate Course with Brock Dolman of OAEC (Occidental Arts & Ecology Center), Penny Livingstone of RDI (Regenerative Design Institute), and John Valenzuela, with M. Kalani Souza, in February 2010.

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(760) 399-5313

Flying Disc Ranch P.O. Box 201 Thermal, California 92274