Guilt-Free Halloween Treats with Limoneira Citrus
Take the stress out of meal prep with recipes from Limoneira Spokesperson Megan Roosevelt
October means Halloween is just around the corner - complete with an endless array of tempting treats. This month, Limoneira spokesperson Megan Roosevelt is taking the guilt out of Halloween snacking with a yummy (and easy) recipe for pumpkin orange donuts. She brings this and other recipes for great fall tips and treats to the Limoneira YouTube channel all month long.
For a helpful demonstration, you can watch Megan create the donuts below here on the Limoneira YouTube channel. 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.
Limoneira has also partnered with additional global chefs and mixologists, nutritionists, and beauty lifestyle and green cleaning experts to share their knowledge with the customers of our grocery and food service partners around the world. Their biographies can be found on Limoneira's website.
Pumpkin Orange Donuts - While "healthy" and "Halloween" might not seem to intuitively go together, these delicious gluten and dairy free donuts are the thing to change that.
* Gluten-free baking mix:
o 1 cup brown rice flour
o ½ cup almond flour
* ½ cup sugar
* 2 tbsp flax seeds
* 1 tsp baking powder
* 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
* ¾ cup Limoneira navel orange juice
* 3 tbsp pumpkin puree
* ¼ cup coconut oil
* 1 cup powdered sugar
* 2 tbsp Limoneira orange juice
* ¼ tsp turmeric powder
* ¼ tsp pumpkin pie spice
* ½ cup dark chocolate chips
Directions: In a medium bowl, mix together all dry donut ingredients. In a small bowl, mix together the wet donut ingredients. The coconut oil may be slightly lumpy - which is perfectly fine. Add wet ingredients to bowl with dry ingredients and stir until well mixed. Let sit for three minutes as the flax seeds absorb water and thicken the batter. Pour, scoop or pipe the batter into a donut pan and bake and bake in a preheated oven at 350 F for 18-20 minutes. When finished baking, remove donuts from oven and let sit for 5 minutes. Flip the pan over onto a drying rack and let cool for an additional ten minutes.
While the donuts are cooling, add the glaze ingredients (sans chocolate chips) into a mixing bowl and whisk until smooth. For chocolate glaze, simply melt chocolate chips in a double boiler. Next, it's time to decorate! Dip the rounded side of each donut into the glaze, and place back onto the drying rack to let the glaze set. Glaze and add chocolate drizzle/orange zest to taste.
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.
November-December 2018-Meyer Magic-Santa Claus Is Coming To Town
This holiday season Limoneira is executing an exciting promotion for our Grocery Partners that requires no effort operationally to execute and is designed to increase their citrus category sales. This promotion includes:
* Limoneira Meyer Lemons- With their sweeter flesh and absence of the acidic bite of regular lemons, they have a thin, edible skin, and are sought after by chefs to include in their kitchens
* Colorful Retail Secondary Display Units with Famous 1927 colorful citrus Santa label designed by well-known Schmidt lithographers of Los Angeles
* Santa Meyer Stand Up 1 Pound Resealable Bags
This promotion is supported with advertising, in-store merchandising, contests and public relations
Chefs Brandon McGlamery and Kathleen Blake To Join Limoneira At PMA Fresh Summit In Orlando
October 18-20th in Orlando, Florida is the place to be! The Fresh Summit, organized by the Produce Marketing Association is one of the most important trade shows for our industry, and Limoneira and many of our customers will be there. Over 19,000 attendees from over 60 countries come to learn, share knowledge and build business.
Two exciting Chefs will be with Limoneira. They'll be sharing delicious recipes and their passion for creating culinary perfection, and of course.....all with healthy, fresh Limoneira citrus.
Brandon McGlamery - Luma
Brandon McGlamery is the co-owner and executive chef at Luma on Park and Prato, both nestled on Park Avenue in Winter Park. While McGlamery's dual passions for fresh seafood and Italian cuisine are respectfully represented in each restaurant's culinary offerings, it was his recipe for "Short Rib Mac and Cheese with Gruyere" that compelled Oprah to include it on her website.
After graduating from the California Culinary Academy, McGlamery gained experience at some of the finest restaurants in the country -- Stars, French Laundry and Bacchanalia. He also trained with Gordon Ramsey in London and Guy Savoy in Paris. McGlamery joined the list of Orlando chefs nominated as a James Beard Award semi-finalist for "Best Chef South" in 2013 and 2017.
Kathleen Blake - The Rusty Spoon
Kathleen Blake is the owner of downtown Orlando's farm-to-table gastro-pub The Rusty Spoon. She is a three-time James Beard Award semi-finalist for "Best Chef South", nominated in 2013, 2015, 2016, and 2017. She's trained in San Francisco, Washington DC and Pittsburg.
Limoneira Anniversary Party
On Wednesday, September 12th, Limoneira celebrated it's 125th anniversary with dinner and entertainment by Luca Ellis at Limoneira's bocce ball courts.
Henry Dubroff from the Pacific Coast Business Times acted as Master of Ceremonies. The history of the company was provided by Limoneira Board Chairman, Gordon Kimball, CEO, Harold Edwards, COO, Alex Teague, former CEO Jack Dickenson, and former Board Member John Blanchard. Mayor Ginger Gherardi and Ventura County Supervisor Kelly Long presented commemorative plaques to CEO Edwards.
About Luca Ellis
Luca built his foundation as a crooner in the lounges of Las Vegas and the mansions of Hollywood's elite. Mr. Ellis has worked with master pianist Llew Matthews (Nancy Wilson), monster pianist Michael Thompson (The Eagles), and guitarist Jim Fox (Frank Sinatra Jr.).
Luca was the featured vocalist in Las
Vegas with the Gene White Orchestra as well as the Les Brown Band of Renown.
He later played Frank Sinatra in Sandy Hackett's Rat Pack Show at the Sahara Las Vegas under the Musical Direction of Joey Singer (Debbie Reynolds). His recording credits include "You Can't Help Who You Love" for
songwriter Diane Warren. Luca also performed the role of Frank Sinatra in the hit musical Louis & Keely, Live at the Sahara.
Luca went on to conceive, co-create and co-write the hit Musical Hoboken to Hollywood "A Journey Through the Great American Song Book". A show recreating the live taping of a Frank Sinatra TV Special in the mid-sixties. Similar to Frank Sinatra's "A Man and His Music" Specials. The show sold out to audiences for seven months at the Edgemar Center For the Arts in Santa Monica, CA. Later went on to sweep the LA Weekly Awards, taking all three awards, "Musical of the Year", "Best Musical Direction" and "Best Director of a Musical".
was then nominated for 3 Ovation Awards. "Best Musical", "Best Musical Direction" and a nomination for Luca "Best Lead Actor In A Musical". The Ovation Award is the highest award given to Theatre Actors in LA. Has been called the Los Angeles Tony Award.
Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Limoneira Announce Alliance Extension
The Intercollegiate Tennis Association and Limoneira, a leading agribusiness with prime agricultural and operations, real estate and water rights in California, announced an extension of their alliance, whereby Limoneira will continue to serve as the national sponsor of the ITA Community Service Month.
"We are excited to be continuing our relationship with Limoneira," said ITA CEO, Timothy Russell in a recent press release. "I would like to thank ITA Board member Harold Edwards for his commitment to serving and advancing college tennis. With Limoneira's support, ITA Community Service Month was a tremendous success and we look forward to the national campaign growing in the years to come, as our student-athletes continue to model behaviors and serve as leaders on their respective campuses."
Debuting in October 2017, the ITA Community Service Month Presented by Limoneira saw over 2,000 student-athletes from all five divisions of college tennis (NCAA Division I, II and III, NAIA and JUCO) perform more than 8,000 hours of service in their respective communities.
As part of ITA Community Service Month Presented by Limoneira, programs are encouraged to log their hours served with the ITA to be entered into the Limoneira Hours Challenge, which will be promoted on a weekly basis during October. The program with the most hours served at the end of ITA Community Service Month Presented by Limoneira will receive an ITA grant.
"This is our second year as a sponsor of ITA's Community Service Month, and we couldn't be happier with last year's results," said Limoneira CEO, Harold Edwards, who also serves on the ITA Board of Directors. "Our company strives to promote health. Tennis with its aerobic movements burns fat, increases one's heart rate and promotes higher energy levels. Lemon juice in water is one of the healthiest items that an athlete, or anyone for that matter, can consume. It provides an excellent source of Vitamin C, can naturally balance our bodies Ph levels, and help us stay hydrated." We appreciate ITA's assistance in communicating these important health messages".
"Furthermore, service to the community is an important Limoneira principle. Supporting the ITA's efforts in this regard is a no-brainer."
In addition to its role with ITA Community Service Month, Limoneira will have an increased on-site presence at several ITA regional and national tournaments, serving up Limoneira lemon water and extolling its health benefits as it relates to physical exercise.
About the Intercollegiate Tennis Association The Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA), is committed to serving college tennis and returning the leaders of tomorrow. As the governing body of college tennis, the ITA oversees men's and women's varsity tennis at NCAA Divisions I, II and II, NAIA and Junior/Community College divisions. The ITA administers a comprehensive awards and rankings program for men's and women's varsity players, coaches and teams in all divisions, providing recognition for their accomplishments on and off the court. For more information on the ITA, visit the ITA website at
, like the ITA on Facebook or follow @ITA_Tennis on Twitter and Instagram.
Limoneira Lemon Water And Lemonade
At ITA Events
Limoneira Lemon Water and Fresh Lemonade will be on hand a
3 ITA Tennis tournaments this autumn-The D1 Women's Northeast Regional Tournaments at Yale beginning October 11th, The ITA Men's All American Championships in Tulsa beginning September 29th and the Oracle ITA National Fall Championships in Phoenix beginning November 7th.
There are a large number of health benefits for these delicious natural products as discussed by acclaimed nutritionist Megan Roosevelt
One Of Southern California's Most Historic Pumpkin Patches Launches
Last year's pumpkin patch at Limoneira Ranch drew over twenty thousand people from far and wide, and this year's patch is pushing the "Wow" factor even higher. Nestled among lemon groves, framed by mountains and country air, the 15-acre Pumpkin Patch, including a 5-acre Corn MaiZe, is family fun for all on a real farm, that has been in operation for over one hundred years.
Orange Globes Fly Through Air Using French Trebuchet
Visitors will be able to climb the towering hay pyramid, see and hold Future Farmers of America (FFA) animals, take guided tours in old-fashioned hay wagon rides through the groves and enjoy festive foods and live entertainment and more. The patch features a recreated French Trebuchet (catapult) that challenges folks, for an extra charge, to hurl pumpkins at the "castle" and win prizes. And..... perfect pumpkins and gourds far and wide for sale.
Directionally Challenged Run Amok in 5 ACre Corn MaiZe
Super exciting this year is the newly designed 5-acre "Amazement" Corn MaiZe. Visitors fortunate enough to stumble onto the correct pathways may exit the MaiZe in less than 30 minutes; but the more directionally-challenged may take a couple of hours, providing a source of recreation that is fun for all ages, clean, educational and unique. Many people have watched the Santa Paula Rotary MaiZe grow by looking at images on social media. The MaiZe used at the Pumpkin Patch has been featured on CNN, National Geographic, CBS, NBC, Discovery, People Magazine and more.
According to Jan Marholin, Santa Paula Rotary President, "Santa Paula's Pumpkin Patch is a tradition, and that it just isn't the start of the Holiday Season without it. Limoneira Ranch is "the" place to pick a perfect pumpkin, have fun and learn a little something about agriculture, whether you come with your kids, grandparents, spouse, date or school. It just seems to appeal to everyone." All proceeds from the Santa Paula Rotary Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch support local charities, civic organizations and schools. Come out and enjoy the fun!
Celebrate the fall this year by visiting The Pumpkin Patch at Limoneira Ranch each weekend this October. Saturdays and Sundays in October: 6/7,13/14, 20/21, and 27/28 between 10 am and 5 pm. Admission is $6, children 2 and under are free. The MaiZe is an additional $10.00 fee. The Pumpkin Patch is located at 12471 Foothill Rd in Santa Paula, California just across from the Olivelands School. For more information/questions please email
or call 888-522-1884.
Santa Paula, California City Council Candidates will provide their positions at a forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Ventura County and the Santa Paula Chamber of Commerce. The event will be moderated by David Maron and televised on channel 10. Doors open at 6:40 pm at the Santa Paula Community Center. Admission is free. Questions about the event can be emailed to
Limoneira To Provide Water At The 5th Annual Moorpark Mammoth Run on October 7th
The 5th annual Moorpark Mammoth Run will allow runners to enjoy the beauty of Moorpark's landscape and compete in a challenging 5k/10k race. Run the ancient trails of the Southern Mammoths through the beautiful rolling hills of Moorpark, California. Families, looking for a relaxing morning, are being offered a 1-mile fun run/walk.
The event will also include music, dancing, warm-up stretches, and giveaways. Everyone registered will receive a goodie bag, a free fitted athletic T-shirt, and one free raffle ticket.
Proceeds from the 5th Annual Moorpark Mammoth Run will go to local charities and the Rotary Foundation.
Ambassador Spotlight-Elizabeth Canler-Miami
Elizabeth is the Founder of Miami Skin Boutique. She has received the vote for the best facial by Allure magazine. She's been a host on The Beach Channel and a guest host for QVC London & Germany.
Her experience includes more than 20 years as an aesthetician and she's and educator and trainer in the industry. Her vast audience benefits greatly from her techniques for creating beautiful glowing skin.
Miami Skin Boutique and Spa
Lemon Beauty Tip-Exfoliate
Rub a cut lemon dipped in ½ tsp of sugar over your face for a few minutes. Do this every night to help remove accumulated dead skin cells and keep skin refreshed.
Limoneira's Winner Block
This month our lucky winner is
Barry Rim , from Vancouver, CA. As our monthly winner, Barry has won a Limoneira Orchard Fresh or Lifestyles Gift.
For your chance to win, make sure you're on our mailing list to be entered into ou
r monthly drawing. To join
or visit our website at
Be sure to check out our other contests and drawings for additional changes to win prizes.