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September 2010

Global G.A.P. (Good Agricultural Practices)

The challenge of globalizing markets is nowhere greater than in the primary food sector. GLOBAL G.A.P. has established itself as a key reference for Good Agricultural Practices in the global marketplace by translating consumer requirements into agricultural production in a rapidly growing list of countries - currently more than 100 on every continent.

The GLOBAL G.A.P. standard is primarily designed to reassure consumers about how food is produced on the farm by minimizing detrimental environmental impacts of farming operations, reducing the use of chemicals, and ensuring a responsible approach to worker health and safety, as well as animal welfare. Global G.A.P. is a private sector body that sets voluntary standards for the certification of agricultural practices around the globe.

GLOBAL G.A.P. certification is carried out by more than 100 independent and accredited certification bodies in more than 100 countries. It is open to all producers worldwide. GLOBALG.A.P. includes annual inspections of the producers and additional unannounced inspections. The standard serves as a global reference system for other existing standards and can also easily and directly be applied by all parties of the primary food sector.

Limoneira is the only North American firm to receive Global G.A.P. certification for tree crops. It took hundreds of man-hours to achieve compliance on these important guidelines, with collaboration from our growing, harvesting and packing teams. We are proud to have achieved this certification.
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PMA (Produce Marketing Association's) Fresh Summit
October 15-18.

U. S. Fresh Produce and Floral Suppliers are heavy hitters and account for more than 2.7 million jobs and $72 billion in wages. The total economic impact of these businesses is more than $554 billion. At PMA's Fresh Summit in October, more than 18,500 participants throughout the global fresh produce and floral supply chains come together as a community to learn, network, build relationships and do business. As in past years, Limoneira management will be attending. This year brings something new with our participation in Calavo's exhibition booth. Calavo has a great presence, and we're proud to be associated with them. We'll be meeting our food service and retail customers and spreading the word about Limoneira's high quality fresh lemons.

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Windfall Farms and 15 Degrees C Wine Shop hosts the Paso Robles Wine Alliance on Friday September 17th. Grand Opening of The Breeding Stall Bar

Windfall Farms is a spectacular 724-acre horse farm, with some of the finest equestrian facilities in the western United States. The property entitlements include an approved, recorded subdivision with 76 certificated individual parcels of approximately 10+/- acres each. Windfall Farms features stunning vistas in all directions and has vast water resources. On Friday September 17th, representatives from Limoneira Company will share their vision for the unique lifestyle environments being created at Windfall Farms and together with 15 Degrees C Wine Shop, unveil Windfall Farm's new Breeding Stall Bar.

Media tours are currently being scheduled for Windfall Farms. Please visit for additional information. For more information on 15 Degrees C wine shop and owner and sommelier Ali Rush Carscaden, please visit
Moonlight at the Ranch IV: The Roaring 20's - September 18th

On Saturday, September 18th, Limoneira Ranch will be transformed into a Jazz-Ma-Tazz environment like no other. This great fundraiser for the Santa Paula Police and Fire Foundation and Chamber of Commerce offers delectable tastings from Ventura County's finest restaurants, wine from the Ventura County Wine Trail, and, new this year, Arts and Letters Caf´┐Ż and Blush Vineyard from Santa Barbara. Dancing under the Stars will happen in front of Limoneira's Historic Packing House. Honorary Chair Kevin Costner lends his Elliot Ness enthusiasm to the event and some lucky revelers will retire with some swanky-swell raffle prizes. Hurry, tickets are going fast to this always sold-out event.

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PMA Fresh Summit
PMA Fresh Summit
Moonlight at the Ranch IV
Limoneira To Host Annual CARCD Conference
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Limoneira Lavender Lemonade

by: Jason Collis

10 Fresh squeezed
Limoneira Lemons
1 cup of sugar
4 qt of water
1 bunch of fresh lavender

Bring your water to a boil and add your sugar and lavender. Simmer for 10-15 min. Remove your lavender from the water. Cool down and add fresh squeezed lemon juice. Adjust sugar and lemon flavor as needed.

On November 18th, Limoneira will host a tour and luncheon for the 65th Annual California Association of Resource Conservation District's (CARCD) conference attendees and on November 19th, CEO Harold Edwards will speak at the Conference Awards Luncheon.
Resource Conservation Districts (RCD), once known as Soil Conservation Districts, are "special districts" of the state of California, set up under California law to be locally governed agencies with their own locally appointed, independent boards of directors.

RCDs were established in the 1930s to respond to the national "Dust Bowl" crisis when millions of acres of cropland were destroyed by drought and attendant soil loss. RCDs provide an organized mechanism for disseminating resource conservation information, expertise and assistance for farmers, ranchers and private landowners wishing to conserve soil and water and manage their resources on a sustainable basis. RCDs also act as a focal point for local conservation efforts and provide leadershipfor the conservation community.

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