Issue: 129
December 2020
In this issue
Limoneira wins IHAF AWARD for Nature’s Pharmacy™ App 
'Tis the Season with Limoneira Citrus
Limoneira’s Fresh Focus Reaches 25 Million Households with Holiday Recipes 
The Peelin Good- the Zest is Yet to Come Tour - December 2020 Locations - Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan
21 Festive Quarantine Ideas For a Holly Jolly Holiday
Continuing Education at Limoneira
Winner's Block
Limoneira wins IHAF AWARD for Nature’s Pharmacy™ App 
IHAF (In-house Agency Forum) is a national organization of 300 plus members that has emerged as a peer community for in-house agencies and an agent for increasing their effectiveness and influence within their respective organizations. 
IHAF is the foremost authority on internal agencies—delivering content and cultivating community to enhance the influence and impact of corporate advertising and creative organizations.
The organization's In-House Creativity Awards recognize creative excellence among internal agencies across 38 print and digital categories including advertising, annual reports, corporate identity, email, events, out-of-home, packaging, publications, sales collateral, social media, videos and more.
Winners are determined via a points system based on recorded ballots submitted by a panel of judges. Three awards (Gold, Silver and Honorable Mention) are bestowed within each category followed by the coveted Best of Show.
Limoneira’s Nature’s Pharmacy™ app won honorable mention in the App (application category), while Coca-Cola took gold and silver.

'Tis the Season with Limoneira Citrus
Limoneira Spokesperson Megan Roosevelt creates holiday décor and recipes to help make the season bright.

December is upon us, and the holiday season means it’s time to celebrate with festive decorations and delicious food to share with one’s family.

Limoneira’s spokesperson Megan Roosevelt is keeping things healthy with two easy, guilt-free and delicious holiday recipes, and citrusy, all-natural ornaments made from oranges, via the Limoneira YouTube channel, all month long.

For a helpful demonstration, you can watch Megan create these celebratory goodies on the Limoneira YouTube channel. Here are Limoneira’s December recipes and holiday D.I.Y. project:

Holiday Citrus Snack Board Who says holiday snacks can’t be nutritious, low-calorie and fun to behold? 

  • 2 Limoneira blood oranges
  • 2 Limoneira navel oranges
  • 1 cup pretzels
  • 2 cups grapes
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup almonds
  • ½ cup Turkish apricots
  • ¼ cup chocolate covered raisins 
  • 6 oz dark chocolate bar
  • Vegan cheese spread

  1. Peel and slice citrus.
  2. Arrange all your food on the board how you like and enjoy!
Orange Cranberry Stuffed Acorn Squash – This side dish has it all! Roasted squash is filled with wild rice, cranberries and flavored with orange juice and cinnamon – making it the perfect holiday side dish.

  • 1 Limoneira navel orange
  • 2 acorn squash
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 celery stalks
  • 1 cup (dry) wild rice 
  • 1/3 cup dried cranberries
  • ½ cup walnuts
  • ¼ teaspoon cinnamon

  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. In a large saucepan add 1 cup of rice, 2 cups of water and ¼ cup freshly squeezed orange juice.
  3. Bring to a boil, lower heat and let simmer for 45 minutes with the lid on.
  4. Meanwhile, cut the acorn squash in half and scoop out inside.
  5. Add to a baking dish and brush squash with olive oil.
  6. Place face down and bake for 35 minutes.
  7. Add cooked rice to a bowl with chopped walnuts, diced celery, cranberries and cinnamon. Stir to combine.
  8. Scoop mixture into squash and bake for another 25 minutes.
  9. Add some orange zest on top and enjoy! 
DIY Orange Christmas Tree OrnamentsThese can be used for many years to come!

  • Limoneira navel or valencia oranges
  • Limoneira blood oranges
  • Ornament hooks

  1. Slice your citrus and place slices on dehydrator rack and into machine.
  2. Dehydrate at 120-150 degrees Fahrenheit for 10-15 hours.
  3. Add hooks to the top of dehydrated citrus and hang on tree!
  4. Note: Keep and use each year! Dried oranges will darken overtime.

Each month, Megan will be featuring another wonderful facet of citrus living, with weekly videos full of recipes, DIY tips and other ways to use Limoneira citrus. Don’t forget to subscribe to Limoneira’s Youtube channel for more information on the many ways this endlessly versatile fruit can improve life inside the home and beyond. 
Limoneira’s Fresh Focus Reaches 25 Million Households with Holiday Recipes 
On November 11, Limoneria’s Fresh Focus citrus and avocado delivery program was featured on the nationally syndicated Daytime show -- a 1 hour entertainment and lifestyle program that reaches 19.2-30.2 million households. Megan Roosevelt shared her yummy cinnamon, orange hot cocoa recipe, perfect for the holidays with viewers. Take a look here. 
Megan’s segment was followed by Australian based Danielle Alvarez sharing a delicious recipe from her new book Always Add Lemon.
Danielle is one of the most exciting young chefs cooking in Australia today. Taking the lessons, skills and tastes acquired working alongside some of the best chefs in America, Danielle translates formidable kitchen smarts into an inspiring collection of recipes and projects for nourishing, vegetable-forward, seasonal food. You can check out additional information and purchase Danielle’s book here. 

The Peelin Good- the Zest is Yet to Come Tour - December 2020 Locations - Philadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan
Limoneira’s team of Instagram influencers from coast to coast will stop off (Virtually) in Phliadelphia, Baltimore, Chicago and Grand Rapids, Michigan in December to share delicious recipes made with Limoneira lemons and other citrus, fun tips for the whole family, and will also be directing local shoppers to Jewel, Aldi, Meijer and Giant stores to get and stay heathy. Be on the Instagram lookout in your local area to check out these creative folks: 

On November 12th, Limoneira’s Peelin Good- The Zest is Yet to Come Tour was featured on the Morning Blend/ABC 13 Las Vegas with lifestyle expert Merilee Kern. The Segment can be viewed here. 
21 Festive Quarantine Ideas For a Holly Jolly Holiday
1- Assemble a make-ahead breakfast - Opening presents takes a lot of energy, and so you'll want to refuel afterward with a hearty breakfast. Try one you can prep the night before so all you have to do on Christmas morning is pop it in the oven. Get the recipe for Blueberry Sweet Rolls With Lemon

2- Decorate Christmas Cookies - Baking cookies is a great daytime activity to make your home smell delicious. Before you get started, make sure you have some fun cookie cutters, frostings, and decorations on hand.
3- Hop on a video call with Santa - Getting to meet Santa is a magical experience for many youngsters during the holiday season. Unfortunately, they might not get to see Saint Nick in person this year — but that doesn't mean they can't chat with him on the phone. Use Santa Club to book a video conversation with Kris Kringle. The $50 experience includes up to three children and even allows you to keep a recording of the video.
4- Decorate as festively as possible - You're going to spend a lot of time at home this holiday season, so you might as well make your space the winter wonderland of your dreams. Set a budget and pick up some new decorations or open your craft bin and make some DIY ones.

5- Mix a cozy cocktail - There are so many festive winter flavors that taste incredible in cocktails. Find a recipe you're interested in and whip up a batch of drinks on Christmas morning. A warm stovetop option is a cozy way to celebrate the season. How about a warming Limoneira Classic Hot Toddy.

Continuing Education at Limoneira
Limoneira remains abreast of the latest industry developments by reading journals, listening to peers and participating in industry meetings. Managers regularly attend meetings of the:

  • University of California Cooperative Extension
  • Citrus Research Board (CRB)
  • California Association of Pest Control Advisors (CAPCA)
  • Other industry meetings to stay informed about current citrus issues. 

In many cases Limoneira has played a role in founding grower and nursery industry associations. Employees monitor the exotic pests and diseases that may have entered our regions and could damage our crops.

Limoneira is concerned with the health, safety and continuing education of our employees. We offer citizenship training to help workers become U.S. residents, and the company has added other educational programs including English as a Second Language (ESL) and computer skills.  Our employees are trained to be pest and disease scouts to help with the monitoring process.

Employees are encouraged to be team members that contribute to a good working environment and share the responsibilities of producing quality citrus fruit.  Limoneira educates our employees and requires them to recycle as much as possible from our farm operation (i.e. steel, oil, paper, and plastic, etc.), and we provide training for our employees in their native language. Limoneira offers competitive pay along with one of the highest health benefits and 401 (k) plans in the industry.  The company has also been awarded the Family Friendly Award from the Business Work-Life Alliance of Ventura County for multiple years. Many Limoneira employees have been working at the company for 30 or more years.
Winner's Block
This month our lucky winner is Dwight Campton from Dallas, Texas. As our monthly winner, Dwight Campton has won a Limoneira Orchard Fresh Gift. Congratulations Dwight!

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