When most of the country is shivering in their boots, Mesa is bursting with blue skies and the smell of orange blossoms.

The original Orange Patch offers acres of organic citrus orchards and an old-fashioned country store stocked with locally made preserves, pickled produce and, of course, a candy counter.

The Orange Patch Too offers the same front-porch feel and home-grown goods, in addition to an overwhelming selection of seasonal gifts and home decor.

Reach The Orange Patch at 2717 E. Lehi Road, or (480) 962-4490, and The Orange Patch Too at 3825 E. McKellips Road or (480) 832-0230.

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