Issue: 108
March 2019
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In this issue:

10 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water in the Morning on an Empty Stomach

Spring Cleaning with Limoneira Citrus

With the first day of spring on the horizon, spring cleaning (with Limoneira lemons, of course) is the name of the game. Lemons are a key component to any natural cleaner, due to their high levels of citric acid, low pH and their anti-bacterial properties. Plus - they're easy on the nose! Don't forget to subscribe - videos with more wonderful recipes, tips, and tricks not detailed in this release will be added to the channel each Friday throughout the month. For more details on the tips below, watch this video on the Limoneira channel here.
Lemon Cleanser - A simple mixture of lemon juice, water, and sometimes vinegar can clean a variety of household items.
DO use on:
-    Wood
-    Laminate
-    Glass
-    Ceramic
-    Tile & Laundry
-    Real Brass
Do NOT use on:
-    Natural stone
-    Brass Plated
Example: Cleaning a tea kettle! Upon repeated use, cooking appliances and containers can develop mineral deposits at the bottom, which can affect performance and eventually burn, thus flaking off into the contents of the kettle/pot/etc. Luckily, lemons provide a simple solution - just combine ¼ cup of fresh lemon juice and 2 cups of water inside the kettle or pot in question. Measurements do not have to be exact. Bring contents to a boil and let sit for 1-2 hours. Rinse and scrub with bottle brush if necessary.
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. 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.


fourthThe 4th Utility: How Ventura County is Working to Increase Broadband-Harvest at Limoneira Jumpstarts Initiative

A recent article in the Ventura County Star highlighted preparing the way for superfast internet capability throughout the County and Harvest at Limoneira™ is an early adopter.
In the film "Back to the Future II," the 2015 world envisioned in the 1980s gets a lot of things right - drones, automated restaurants, "smart eyewear." What is noticeably missing, in hindsight, are how handheld devices more powerful than early computers became central to our lives.
Whatever the next thing is, it's likely to involve internet connectivity that will need to be blazing fast.

A group of public and private entities and individuals is working to make sure Ventura County is ready for it.

In Ventura and Oxnard, a consultant is exploring what it would take to a create a broadband master plan and develop a policy to ensure that anytime the ground is ripped up, fiber optic cable is installed. In Santa Paula, a new, 1,500-home development (Harvest at Limoneira) will be broadband-ready. Across Ventura, Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties, the Broadband Consortium of the Pacific Coast is working to pull it all together on a regional scale. To Read Entire Article, please click here!

anniversarybookLimoneira 25th Anniversary Book Wins Award for the The Pacific Coast Business Times

In honor of Limoneira's quasquicentennial (125 year) milestone, the Company commissioned the Pacific Coast Business Times to produce a special edition of its Legacy Publication series. Henry Dubroff, PCBT Chairman and Editor notes that "Limoneira has a story that's not quite like any other. Founded in the Gilded Age by men who saw the promise of California's fledgling citrus industry, the Ventura County Company has followed the ebbs and flows of the global economy for 125 years. But during the past decade, Limoneira has more than just ridden the cycles of global agriculture. It has made its mark as a leading producer and distributor of lemons. It has embraced sustainable agriculture on a very large scale, pioneering green waste recycling vastly reduced water consumption, led the industry in solar energy and led the way with supply chain accountability."
It's a fascinating tale, a wonderful read and it recently honored by the American Advertising Award's Coastal California Region. For more information please contact [email protected]

CEOLimoneira CEO Harold Edwards is Featured in LA Foodways: Chapter 2 "King Citrus and the Selling of the California Dream
KCET, the Public Broadcasting station in Los Angeles recently aired actor and documentarian Raphael Sbarge's LA Foodways- a look at the storied agricultural history of Los Angeles to understand present food waste challenges and opportunities to bring fresh foods to urban communities. From the importance of orange crops in the 19th century to the massive scale of food waste in the U.S., the series is a deep dive into the different manners in which local organizations are coming together to ensure the future of agriculture in the region in order to identify environmentally friendly solutions for the future.
Limoneira CEO Harold Edwards is featured in chapter 2 in the series  "King Citrus and the Selling of the California Dream".

King Citrus and the Selling of the California Dream
King Citrus and the Selling of the California Dream

The citrus industry started in Los Angeles in the 1870s and by 1900 it became one of the largest industries in the state. With images of manicured trees filled with golden fruit, snow-capped mountains and a better life, along with its year-round magical climate, the selling of the "California Dream" went a long way toward altering the landscape from farms, to city, to meet an ever-expanding population that occurred directly after World War II.   

Chapter 2 of the series looks at the storied agricultural history of Los Angeles to understand present food waste challenges and opportunities to bring fresh foods to urban communities. From the importance of orange crops in the 19th century to the massive scale of food waste in the U.S., the series is a deep dive into the different manners in which local organizations are coming together to ensure the future of agriculture in the region in order to identify environmentally friendly solutions for the future.
About Raphael Sbarge
Raphael Sbarge was born into a theatre-oriented family in New York City and began his career at the age of five on Sesame Street. By 16 he was in his first Broadway show, The Curse of the Aching Heart, opposite Faye Dunaway. At 18, just days after graduating high school, he flew to Chicago to co-star in Risky Business with Tom Cruise. Sbarge has since appeared in more than 30 films, including Independence Day, Vision Quest and Pearl Harbor. He was a series regular on CBS's The Guardian and appeared in recurring roles on Dexter, Prison Break, 24 and Star Trek: Voyager. He has made more than 100 television guest appearances, with roles on The Good Wife, Castle, CSI, Chicago Fire, Criminal Minds and Grey's Anatomy. Recent roles include TNT's drama Murder in the First and ABC's Once Upon a Time, where he recurs as Archie Hopper (aka Jiminy Cricket).
Outside of work, Sbarge, Ed Begley, Jr. and Rachelle Carson Begley launched the environmentalist non-profit organization called Green Wish, a nonprofit that helps local green organizations fund projects for their communities.
On-air, online and in the community, KCET plays a vital role in the cultural and educational enrichment of Southern and Central California. KCET offers a wide range of award-winning local programming as well as the finest public television programs from around the world. Throughout its 50-year history, KCET has won hundreds of major awards for its local and regional news and public affairs programming, its national drama and documentary productions, its quality educational family and children's programs, its outreach and community services and its website, KCET is a donor-supported community institution. For additional information about KCET productions, web-exclusive content, programming schedules, and community events, please visit KCET is a part of the KCETLink Media Group. Select original programming from KCET is also available for streaming on Hulu, Apple TV, and Roku platforms.



robbersLimoneira Sponsors Animated Film "Molly Robbers"


Co-Writers and Producers of "Molly Robbers" Austin Hall (left) and Zach Visvikis.

The troubled sister of a special needs person learns the true meaning of family when her mission to rob her drug dealer doesn't go as planned. That's the twisting plot of an action-comedy movie, "Molly Robber," set to be filmed in Yuba City.

The movie is co-written and produced by Yuba-Sutter native and New York University student Austin Hall.   "I grew up here. I love this place. It has a certain uniqueness that no one has really capitalized on through film," Hall said. He began to study film and theater in high school and then went to NYU where he will graduate in May with a bachelor's degree in film and television production and a minor in child psychology. 

  Co-Director, Zach Visvikis is a filmmaker attending at NYU Tisch. As a freshman, Zach directed an episode of the college TV miniseries CON which was nominated for best drama by the College TV Emmys. His short film, Didn't Seem So Objective in Mexico, was nominated for best short film at Bath Film Festival.

"Molly Robber" is scheduled to be filmed solely in Yuba-Sutter and will include actor Barry Bostwick, who's best known for his roles in "The Rocky Picture Horror Show," "The Incredibles 2," and the sitcom "Spin City."

The production team is working with a number of charities: Fractured Atlas, NYU Sustainability, The Carbon Fund, and the California Wildfire Relief Fund. 

Limoneira Green Cleaning Opinion Leaders

As more an more consumers become aware of the toxins in cleaning products, a movement is gaining momentum to clean more naturally. Citrus can play an important role here, especially when reducing food waste is so important. Not only is that lemon, orange or lime, great in recipes, it can also be repurposed after it's culinary first act as cleaner of kitchen and bathroom counters, descaler and deodorizer.

These talented people below, are part of the movement. We recommend reaching out to them for any help and advice on this important topic.
Saudia Davis - New York
Saudia Davis began GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning with a mission to honor her grandmother, a housekeeper from the West Indies. Saudia's grandmother lost a battle with cancer and her family speculated, with plenty of evidence, that decades of inhaling toxic fumes from cleaning chemicals had made her sick. This became the impetus for GreenHouse Eco-Cleaning. The company offers top-notch residential and commercial cleaning services. Additionally, Saudia, like the Limoneira Company, believes in community. Saudia's grandmother worked hard, but never had the opportunity to advance. Saudia's company not only creates jobs, they find, foster, and celebrate greatness for an underserved community.
Diana Seablom - Boston
Diana Seablom is the owner of Green Cleaning of Newburyport in Massachusetts. The Company has carefully chosen products that are free of harsh chemicals, are biodegradable and toxin-free. Diana and her team are proud to bring her clients an environmentally-friendly choice, and they use products are healthy solutions for the air, surfaces, fabrics, pets, and people within their client's homes, and for the community and environment outside of it. The Company's many testimonials on its beautifully designed site attest to the excellent level of customer service employed (
Kathleen Bands Schindler - Baltimore
Kathleen Bands Schindler is passionate about cleaning. Currently, Vice President at My Cleaning Service Inc. where she is a third generation successor, Kathleen has utilized her BA in Business Management from Washington College to institute improvements to keep this cleaning leader at their industry's forefront. She has been instrumental in upgrading the Company's technology, quality control, and account management and she believes that cleanliness is paramount for personal health and a sustainable environment. She was recognized by the Maryland Daily Record's "20 IN THEIR TWENTIES" as an up and comer who are successful by or before the age of 30. This edition recognizes honorees on the basis of professional accomplishment, civic involvement, and achievement. (
Louise Taillon - Toronto
Louise Taillon has been active in the cleaning industry for over 25 years. Today she is Director of Training for The Sani Marc Group. She is responsible for managing all aspects of the company Training Program for both employees and clients. Louise is a frequent guest speaker on green cleaning, cleaning for health and how to successfully implement corporate sustainability programs. She also has experience in implementing Business Continuity and Corporate Pandemic Plans, helping businesses protect their employees and investments in the event of sudden outbreaks or loss of critical business components. Louise is a graduate of Ryerson University, is a LEED Green Associate, is an Expert Sustainability Professional (ESP), and is currently studying to become an accredited LEED Professional.
Alex Rosten and Jeremy Round Los Angeles
Maid in the U.S.A. is the premier boutique cleaning service in the Los Angeles cleaning industry. Maid In the U.S.A. Inc.'s clients range from large, national retailers to premier local restaurants and shops. The company also cleans many film production and post-production facilities in L.A. Residential clients include some of the biggest names in Hollywood as well as Fortune 500 captains of industry. No job is too big or too small for them. Maid in the U.S.A was started by Mark Newman-Kuzel, began the business over 20 years ago. There is growing consumer interest in natural and green, cleaning products and methods, and in Mark's video, he describes how Limoneira lemons are a great natural cleaning aid. He sold his business in 2014 to Alex Rosten and Jeremy Round, entrepreneurs and graduate school classmates at UCLA who believe that exceptional service, quality, and honest practices are the only way to do business. They have continued to grow their business and have clients across all of Los Angeles, West Hollywood, Beverly Hills, Bel Air, the San Fernando Valley, the San Gabriel Valley, Malibu, Santa Monica, the South Bay.  
Shelly Baker - Denver
Shelly Baker is the owner of Denver based An Angel's Touch, LLC (WCF Commercial Green Cleaning Co). Shelly's company detailed green cleaning company specializing in residential and commercial detailed cleaning company, serving Denver and the surrounding front range areas, specializing in eco-friendly, environmentally safe "green" cleaning services, using non-toxic, biodegradable "certified" green cleaning products and recycled/recyclable cleaning supplies. Their detailed cleaning services include healthy house cleaning, personal organization and housekeeping services; rental and investment property clean-ups; apartment move-ins and move-outs; foreclosure cleans and reo property preservation services; commercial building and office cleaning (including parking areas and window washing); residential and commercial phase and final new construction and remodel cleans; commercial and industrial janitorial services and day, night and weekend interior building and exterior landscape and parking lot/garage porter and groundskeeper property services.
Water Cooler Picks Links with Limoneira

Popular Blog "Water Cooler Picks" recently contacted us. The authors of the blog had read one of our articles on the benefits of lemon water and since they shared similar passions-health and water, they reached out to us and asked to connect.

David Scott, the blog's author say's "I know that water is the most important ingredient in our life because it is everywhere. But, if we can't control the water we use to wash, we should focus on the one that we can control - the water to drink. I personally think that owning a water cooler will improve everybody's life because you can drink water which is clean, healthy and sometimes even enriched with vitamins and minerals. I have a water cooler in my home, in my garage and I have also forced my company to get one for the office. People are thrilled and that small move made them get one for their home too".

ten10 Reasons to Drink Lemon Water in the Morning on an Empty Stomach

Nothing can quench your thirst like a tall glass of sweet lemonade on a hot, sweaty day. Even plain lemon water can put a stop to your weariness in a jiffy while pumping your body with numerous essential nutrients. If you have resolved to take a healthy turn in your life, then this yellow super-fruit is the best companion you can ever get. All you have to do is squeeze some lemon juice into water and soak up all its goodness on an empty stomach. 


You Will Require:
1 Lemon
1 large mug or glass
filtered water

Cut a lemon in half and squeeze the juice of one lemon half into the mug/heatproof cup.

Add the warm, filtered water to the lemon juice-make sure you do not add boiled water as this would destroy some of the therapeutic properties of lemon.

Consume on an empty stomach.

winnerLimoneira's Winner Block

This month our lucky winner is Brenda Hamlin , from Connecticut.  As our monthly winner, Brenda has won a Limoneira Orchard Fresh or Lifestyles Gift.  Congratulations Brenda !

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