June 2011  

Food Share 


On June 12th Limoneira will partner with Food Share on the Food Truck and Bocce Ball Festival on a fun-for-the-entire-family event that will help feed the hungry in our community.


FOOD Share is dedicated to feeding, nourishing and educating the hungry of Ventura County, educating the community about those who are hungry and why, and advocating a reduction of the root causes of hunger. 


Established in 1983, this great organization is a critical member of our community in providing food and support to the hungry faces of Ventura County. FOOD Share distributes over 9 million pounds of nutritious food per year via their 150+ non-profit partners, government programs, and outreach programs. They receive food and monetary donations via individual donations, corporations, foundations, grants, the USDA, and the Ag community. FOOD Share, the community of Ventura County, and their partners are dedicated to alleviating the critical issue of hunger.


The Food Truck & Bocce Ball Festival

What do you get when you mix 12 of the hottest gourmet food trucks, 12 professional bocce ball courts and 4 amazing live bands? The Gourmet Food Truck and Bocce Ball Festival at Limoneira Ranch presented by Food Share! Why drive to Los Angeles to experience the food truck movement when it's coming to Ventura County! Come out with friends and family on June 12th from 12-6pm and enjoy a day of sunshine filled with supreme cuisine, great music and a chance to team up and play a couple rounds of bocce ball, from beginners to pros! 


For one low price, you will be able to access 12 gourmet food trucks, groove out to 4 of the best local blues bands and a chance to learn and play the best Italian game ever invented . . . Bocce Ball! Space is limited for this exclusive event!


For more information or to buy tickets visit www.boccefestival.com   


The bands:




Mike Adams and the Natural News Network Tout Lemons' Many Benefits 


"Who doesn't think of summer without visualizing a pitcher of lemonade loaded with ice cubes or a pitcher of ice tea with ice cubes and slices of lemon?  Lemons can do a whole lot more than just adding flavor to beverages. Here are just a few great uses for the lemons hanging out in the refrigerator. Don't just make them wait to adorn a glass of water!


"Cooking: Sure, everyone thinks in the abstract about cooking with lemons, but how many people actually use lemons as food on a regular basis? Using lemons in food is almost a no-brainer when one looks at the nutrients one of these little yellow balls of citrus packs. Just one cup of this fruit contains 187% of the Recommended Daily Value of Vitamin C, but it also has 6 grams of fiber, a few B vitamins, and plenty of minerals, such as potassium.


"More than that, though, lemons add a flavor to foods that not many other foods can do. It adds a zesty yet sweet flavor that packs a punch. It's hard not to notice a lemon's contribution to the foods it's used in. Freshly-squeezed lemon juice can be used as a stand-in for vinegar in salad dressings or even alone on salads for a light, tangy, clean flavor. It's also a nice addition to vegetable and rice stir fries. It doesn't just have to be for beverages anymore.


"Cleaning: Today, more and more people are looking for products that will do a solid job of cleaning the house, but they want products that aren't loaded with questionable chemicals or toxic fumes. Here's where the lemon can really prove its worth. One quality about the lemon to note is that, according to Eartheasy.com, the acids in lemon make it a natural sanitizer. Worried about harmful bacteria lurking in the bathroom or on the kitchen counter? Scrub down these surfaces with half a lemon. And it doesn't leave behind a smell that reeks of chemicals or perfumes. Instead, it leaves behind a natural, clean scent.


"And for those who really love the smell of lemons? A few rinds in a slightly warm oven or in simmering water on the stovetop can fill the whole house with a citrus-y smell. At the very least, it can help break up the smell of those onions that were fried for dinner!


"Lemons can also come in handy when it comes to removing stains on countertops or clothing. And mixed with salt it can do a great job cleaning up those copper pans. Lemons are worth more than their weight in gold when it comes to their cleaning properties."


The Natural News Network is a non-profit collection of public education websites covering topics that empower individuals to make positive changes in their health, environmental sensitivity, consumer choices and informed skepticism.  It operates without a profit incentive. For more information please visit www.naturalnews.com 

Issue: 17      

Table of Contents

Mike Adams and the Natural News Network Tout Lemons' Many Benefits
Lifestyle Estates At Windfall Farms Featured In Santa Barbara Polo Magazine
Chef Didier Poirier From 71 Palm Restaurant In Ventura Loves Limoneira Lemons
Dana Cop, Chairman Of The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce, On Limoneira TV
A New 60-Second Limoneira Commercial For KADYTV
Lady Gaga Promotes Her New Album, "Born This Way" At Limoneira Ranch
Limoneira Winner's Block
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Limoneira Hot Air Ballooning 


Limoneira Lifestyles

Orchard Fresh Gifts



Dear Heloise writer has a great tip for lemon and orange peels   


Dear Heloise: Never throw away another orange or lemon peel. Before eating or using the fruit, use a vegetable peeler to shave the colored zest onto a piece of plastic wrap. Spread in a single layer and then fold into an airtight package. Collect these packets in a freezer bag until ready to use. Remove the needed amount, and chop the zest until finely minced. Use in cooked cereal, fresh cranberry sauce, muffins, pancakes, etc. It adds wonderful flavor!




Joan B. in Linn Creek, MO






Lifestyle Estates At Windfall Farms Featured In Santa Barbara Polo Magazine


Celebrating Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet Club's Centennial Year, Polo Santa Barbara is the exclusive magazine of the club. Since 1911, players and fans alike have thrilled to the excitement of high-goal polo. Each season, May through October, Santa Barbara Polo reaches thousands of qualified readers. The club's centennial season began on Sunday May 8th.


One doesn't need to be a member of the club to enjoy world class polo at the club's stunning setting. The Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club hosts practices and tournament games throughout the week from the months of April through October. The public is welcome on all of these days, with Sundays being the tournament finals and the only day a small admission fee of $10 is charged.  Please call the club at 805-684-6683 or check out the tournament section of the website for detailed game times. Among California's first clubs, The Santa Barbara Polo Club, founded in 1911, is the third oldest United States Polo Association (U.S.P.A.) club still in existence in the United States.


History of Santa Barbara Polo & Racquet Club


An exhibition polo match was first played at the Santa Barbara Agricultural Park's 1894 Flower Festival.  This match encouraged sufficient local interest in the sport that by 1902 the fledgling club boasted a 40-member roster.  Polo began to flourish within the community as various fields "emerged" thereby drawing players to the area.  In 1911, Elmer "Long Legs" Boeseke Jr., a former 10 goal player during the time of Tommy Hitchcock, sought and gained admittance for the club into the U.S.P.A.  A 1916 fire in Carpinteria, CA, felled a grove of eucalyptus trees and incidentally paved the way for what was later known as Fleischmann Field.  The club passed through several hands after the fire and in 1929 it was sold to Major Fleischmann who had architect Robert Spurgeon design the barns and the combination of the office and clubhouse.  Nearby Summerland beach became a favorite training ground for the players who ran their ponies through surf and sand.


The late '20s and the mid '30s saw the Santa Barbara Polo Club into its golden era.  Teams, horses, and players would arrive by train, unload from the stock cars, and walk through downtown Santa Barbara all the way to Fleischmann field.  Dean Mullins, manager of the "Pete" Jackson horses, recalled that the grooms were quite nervous about the walk through town, as motorists were known to accidentally hit the horses.


Sundays at the Santa Barbara Polo Club became a great social event in this era.  Those who gathered to view the sport dressed in the finest and latest of fashions and picnicked at the fields with large blankets and servants to serve the noon day meal.  The games were riveting, fast and furious.  Eric Pedley, Averill Harrimen, Ralph D. Brooks, Cecil Smith, John DeBlois Wack, members of the Boeseke Family, and many other fine players graced the fields while spectators enjoyed the players' skills, basked in the mountain views, and were lulled by the sounds of the nearby ocean.



For more of the fascinating history of the Santa Barbara Polo and Racquet club please visit www.sbpolo.com

Chef Didier Poirier From 71 Palm Restaurant In Ventura Loves Limoneira Lemons


71 Palm Restaurant, the creation of Chef Didier Poirier, provides the seaside town of Ventura the opportunity to enjoy casual elegant dining in an intimate setting. The restaurant, which opened its doors in 1997, features French-American brasserie style fare served within the comforts of a 1910 historic landmark craftsman cottage that the Chef and his wife, Nanci, completely renovated. Chef Didier received his professional training in his hometown of Le Mans, France, as well as in Paris, and has had over 25 years of experience in all types of French cuisine from traditional Gastronomique and Country through Nouvelle and Californian. He has been a chef at such well-known restaurants as Citrus, Fennel, and Patina in Los Angeles. 71 Palm has received a number of favorable reviews such as this from Zagat's 2011 Review.


"It's like a 'journey to the French countryside without the airfare' at this cute Ventura brasserie situated in a 'historic home on the hillside' and overseen by a 'skilled' chef/owner Didier Poirier, who uses 'high quality' ingredients in his 'well-priced French American offerings.' 'Fine service' rounds out the experience; it exceeds expectations.


"It's important to me to use freshest locally-farmed ingredients in my dishes, and I count Limoneira lemons among the best," says Chef Didier. "They are flavorful and I love Limoneira's heritage and long tradition of sustainable practices."


For more information please visit www.71palm.com  

Dana Cop, Chairman Of The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce Puts Her BBQ Skills To The Test On Limoneira TV


Recently, Dana Cop and Jason Collis, Chef/owner of Jonathan's in Ventura, paired up to produce a delicious grilled lamb with lemons and fresh herbs for Limoneira TV. "It was a beautiful day on Limoneira Ranch," said Dana.  "We were at their lovely bocce courts and Jason created a wonderful dish that is perfect for summer grilling. I had a great time."


The Mission of the Santa Clarita Valley Chamber is "to represent and promote business successfully in the Santa Clarita Valley through leadership, advocacy and member services." The Santa Clarita Valley Chamber of Commerce has been the "Voice of Business" for 84 years. The organization was first formed as the Newhall Chamber of Commerce and the minutes from the first meeting were recorded February 21, 1923. 



A New 60-Second Limoneira Commercial For KADYTV Highlights The Company's Core Strengths And Gives Customers And Consumers A Fresh Look At The Limoneira Brand


Light and energetic, the new spot exhibits the beauty of the ranch with its lovely vistas, shows lovely historical photos and images of agritoursim activities, solar energy site, organic recycling, water conservation and community development projects.


Click the picture to watch the commercial. 



Lady Gaga Promotes Her New Album, "Born This Way" At Limoneira Ranch  

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta, otherwise known as Lady Gaga is a singer-songwriter, performance artist, record producer, dancer and businesswoman. Recently the Gaga promotion team rolled onto Limoneira Ranch and filmed a video to kick off the buzz for "Born This Way." As they say, there's a new neighbor shaking things up in Farmville!

After performing in the rock music scene of New York City's Lower East Side in 2003 and later enrolling at New York University's Tisch School of the Arts, Lady Gaga soon signed with Streamline Records, an imprint of Interscope Records. Inspired by glam rock artists like David Bowie, Elton John and Queen, as well as pop singers such as Madonna and Michael Jackson, Gaga is well-recognized for her outr´┐Ż sense of style in fashion, in performance and in her music videos. Her contributions to the music industry have garnered her numerous achievements including five Grammy Awards, among twelve nominations; two Guinness World Records, and the estimated sale of fifteen million albums and fifty-one million singles worldwide. Billboard named her the Artist of the Year in 2010, ranking her as the 73rd Artist of the 2000s decade. Gaga has been included in Time Magazine's annual Time 100 list of the most influential people in the world as well as being listed in a number of Forbes' annual lists including the 100 most powerful and influential celebrities in the world, and she attained the number one spot on their annual list of the 100 most powerful celebrities. Her second studio album, "Born This Way" was released on May 23, 2011, after the arrival of its eponymous lead single "Born This Way," achieved the number-one spot in countries worldwide and was the fastest-selling single in iTunes history, selling one million copies in five days.




Click picture to watch the video!  

Limoneira Winner's Block   


This month our lucky winner is Victoria Spoor of Boston, Massachusetts. As our monthly winner, Victoria has won a Limoneira Orchard Fresh or Lifestlyes Gift.   


Congratulations Victoria!l!   


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