Issue: 133
April 2021
In this issue
April is Here!
Safety First, Vaccines for All
Limoneira's Latest
Sustainability Update
Featured Recipe of the Month
Special Video & Tips for April
Social Media Must-See!
The Matrix
What in the World?
Video of the Month
Winner of the Month
April is Here!
It’s SPRING – the perfect time to renew your spirit and your ‘zest’ for life! We here at Limoneira hope to help you find plenty of great reasons to put a spring in your step and discover new ways to use and enjoy Limoneira citrus in your daily life! 

Plus, with Earth Day this month, we think it’s even that much more important to share how we are committed to our stewardship of the land and have been for over 127 years. So, we take our responsibility to the environment to heart. In fact, we continue to make investments in solar energy, integrated pest management, green waste recycling, and patented low-tech water projects, making Earth Day feel like every day here at the ranch!

Safety First, Vaccines for All
One thing we all care about is taking care of each other’s health! We are proud to say that we were the first packing house in Ventura County to host a mobile clinic to safeguard our folks here at Limoneira! Our COVID Mobile Clinic has been well-received and allowed 476 people to get their first dose on Saturday, February 27th, with their second dose end of March. Safety for everyone here is something we have always taken to heart, so we have been extra thrilled to be able to provide these sought-after vaccines easily and conveniently right here on the ranch. Cheers to everyone staying safe and healthy!

Limoneira's Latest
Pack your bags, we’re off to beautiful Chile! Well, at least our lemons and oranges are! We understand the high demands of having quality lemons and oranges all-year-round, so we’ve found the perfect partner that provides the most beneficial Mediterranean climate, as well as pure, clean waters that flow directly from the pristine Andes mountains, with fertile, rich soil to help our lemon and orange orchards thrive! Meet our partner Rosales, known for its leadership in citrus, and helping us provide our loyal customers with Limoneira’s exceptional citrus all year long. Together we are providing you with ONE WORLD OF CITRUS™ so you can count on Limoneira's high-quality products whenever you need them most. Check out the video above.

Sustainability Update
Want to know the best thing about being a ‘misfit?’ Well, if you’re a lemon, that’s a pretty beautiful label to earn! Food producers and retailers throw away large amounts of perfectly edible produce that fail to meet beauty standards, contributing to the environmental issue of food waste - and there’s way too much of it! Almost one-third of food produced ends up in the garbage …. either lost or wasted, adding to $680 billion in industrialized countries (billions!) lost annually. That’s why we think our dear “Lemon Misfits™” who’ve been exposed to high winds and suffered some ‘windburns’ are even that much more important. They are the perfect lemons for our customers who truly care about food waste and want to be as resourceful as we do! Plus, these lemons aren’t really misfits at all, no sir! They’re still as beautiful and delicious as their Limoneira lemon besties. And we all know that beauty is only skin (or peel?) deep!

Featured Recipe of the Month
Spring makes us feel light and breezy, and this soup is light, delicious, and will put the pep in your step! The smell of lemon and chicken in a soup just makes our mouths water, and this recipe adds in healthy, vibrant, and beautiful veggies to boot! Check out this easy recipe from our beloved spokesperson Healthy Grocery Girl Megan Roosevelt! Soup’s on!

Special Video and Tips For April
If you’re wondering if it takes a lot of effort on your part to save the Earth, think again! There are simple, easy tips you can simply incorporate into your everyday life, and just these little itty-bitty changes can create a ripple effect. Maybe you’re already doing some of these? If so, kudos! And, if not, it’s never too late to start! Check out these tips from Megan Roosevelt – she’s been busy!

Social Media Must-See!
Look what has sprung in Arizona and Idaho! The “Peelin’ Good Tour” has expanded and is showcasing two fabulous social media influencers, @theplantpoweredparents and @tastefullytyler.
 
What we love about The Plant-Powered Parents is their desire to provide good health to their children and themselves, and in doing so, discovered that plants don’t have to be a side dish! They put plants on center stage, and you’ll find terrific plant-based recipes when you check them out. We can’t wait to see all of the Limoneira dishes coming this month. And Tyler really has taken the deep dive into the food scene! It started with his Air Force assignment to Idaho, but before we go on, thank you for your service, Tyler! Then, he started getting into the local food scene while he traveled the globe! So, look at what he’s dishing out especially for our tour in April. FYI - More cities to come next month!

The Matrix
Can you imagine how much change in society, culture, and technology happens over a span of 127 years? We can tell you - because we’ve been around for just that long. This is quite an accomplishment that few companies share, and the one most precious thing that has remained as our top priority is sustainability. We love implementing new technologies into Limoneira’s ranch and operations, and we have been forward-thinking since our inception. Preserving our land, our resources, and taking care of our environment is why we feel we’ve become such leaders in the world of citrus, and here's a fascinating behind-the-scenes glimpse (VIDEO) into Limoneira’s Sustainability Matrix. Now you can see firsthand what sustainability really means!

What in the World?
Perhaps we should say WHERE in the world? And we think we’d love to be in Amsterdam, taking in all of these gorgeous tulips in bloom right now! Let’s pretend we are, as it is beautiful TULIP season and the annual Tulip Festival is kicking off as we speak! There are countless flower fields full of tulips, daffodils, and hyacinths everywhere – as far as the eyes can behold! The Dutch countryside landscape views are a beautiful compliment to the colored fields. So, we’d thought you’d like to just enjoy the colors of the season and behold these gorgeous tulips - only in spring, folks. Only in spring! 

Video of the Month
Oooh – exciting times are yours to see! We have some juicy highlights from the Peelin’ Good Tour that ‘marched’ across social media and key retailers in the USA last month. See what made it so special in the video above!
Winner of the Month
And the winner is …. Lori Morris from Middletown, Ohio! Congratulations, Lori! Who knows, maybe YOU will be next month’s winner, so keep getting these newsletters!
SEE YOU NEXT MONTH …
and may you stop and smell the roses
(or enjoy some tulips!) ‘til then!