Issue: 137
August 2021
In this issue
August is Here!
Limoneira's Latest
Sustainability Update
Featured Recipe of the Month
Special August Holidays
Healthy Benefits of Lemons
Special Morning Tip
Lemons in Bloom
What in the World?
Winner of the Month
Last But Not Least!
August is Here!
It is awesome AUGUST to us here at Limoneira – the month filled with several zesty and juicy holidays that make us so joyful over here! We are gearing up for National Lemonade Day, National Juice Day, and the mouth-watering National Meringue day. Of course, we never really need an excuse to celebrate our citrus, but these holidays give us even more reasons to share our latest news, tips, and recipes so that you can celebrate all things Limoneira, too!  

Limoneira's Latest
At Limoneira, we not only care about our own family of farmers right here, but also the health and well-being of the local community. We are excited to announce that we’ve planned a medical campus to serve as another large attraction and to benefit the residents of Santa Paula and Ventura County. This will take place on some of our land that we will sell to execute such a forward-thinking project to benefit the community we call home while benefitting us right here on campus as well.

Mike Powers, Ventura County Executive Officer, said, "This is a major step in building a state-of-the-art acute care hospital and health campus that will provide excellence in care for community members in Santa Paula, Fillmore, the Santa Clara Valley and the county for many generations."

We are proud to be able to improve the lives of everyone for generations to come – not only at Limoneira, but also in the beautiful, beloved area in which we live. 

Sustainability Update
Limoneira understands that success is dependent on the welfare of its employees – and that means all employees. That is why we provide for our farmworkers, and their families, and have thus provided housing right here on the Historic Limoneira campus. Speaking of campuses, we also make sure that all of our farm workers’ children are safely and easily taken to school! We provide school buses for all of the families here, and then we also started supplying them to our neighboring communities’ families as well! We love being a part of this community and love to help wherever we can, especially by providing a safe and happy home environment for our beloved farmworkers! In fact, we were one of the first agricultural companies to provide on-campus homes here, as we feel it is part of our mission and philosophy to ensure that everyone here feels supported and cherished. With 20,000 workers in Ventura County needing housing, we are proud to provide for ours – 256 homes to date – so that ‘home sweet home’ rings true right here at the Limoneira ranch.

Recipe of the Month
Summer is still turning up the heat, so here’s a delicious way to chill out! These Lemon Lime Frozen Pops are so easy and fun to make, you’ll even want to enroll the kiddos to help! Colorful, sweet with the right bite of Limoneira tart, you’ll love the refreshing way you’ll feel when enjoying one of these. Only using a few ingredients and quick steps, see this easy recipe in the video above.

Special August Holidays
Our spokesperson Megan Roosevelt aka The Healthy Grocery Girl is helping us celebrate our most festive month this year yet! We at Limoneira get absolutely giddy over Megan’s delicious recipes and ways to celebrate all that’s happening this AUGUST! 

National Meringue Day - August 15
It’s not summer without making at least one lusciously delicious Lemon Meringue Pie. This recipe is a classic, and it’s worth putting on the apron and whisking up yourself! See how this meringue is the perfect topper for your Limoneira lemon pie. Don’t let summer pass you by without serving this. More, please! 

National Lemonade Day - August 20

This day is a reason to make this go-to lemonade recipe ­– soon to be your new must-have summer drink! Blended tropical lemonade is exactly what’s needed to celebrate this holiday, sweetened with fruits rather than sugars, to make this colorful and festive drink. 

National Lemon Juice Day - August 29

Ice, ice, baby! You’ll want to add these to your drinks, smoothies, and more to enjoy healthy, delicious lemon juice every day! Did you know that it takes 5 large lemons to make a cup? Don’t worry, we got ya covered with our Limoneira lemons available now at your local retailer or get them delivered straight to your doorstep through! Just fill your lemon juice into your ice tray and get creative! Add mint, blueberries or raspberries to ‘juice’ it up! Beautiful and delicious, too. 

Healthy Benefits of Lemons
There are so many health benefits that one can squeeze out of every Limoneira lemon! Did you know medium-sized lemons are only about 17 calories? And that they contain around 5g of carbs, which are mostly soluble fibers and simple sugars?
There’s so much to know about lemons. First, their main fiber is pectin, and soluble fibers like pectin can lower blood sugar levels by slowing down the digestion of sugar and starch. Plus, the vitamins and minerals can really make a difference to how your body will feel – and look!
Vitamin C is important for immune function and skin health.
Potassium can lower blood pressure levels and have positive effects on heart health. In fact, the potassium in lemons helps with brain and nerve function, which can increase your alertness.
Vitamin B6 is involved in converting food into energy. So, squeeze them to your heart’s content! No guilt here as lemons are extremely healthy.
See more about the health benefits here, and this is just one more reason that Limoneira is your go-to for healthy foods every day!

Special Morning Tip
Want a morning pick-me up? Or a special boost to energize you before a summer hike or working out? Try drinking lemon water first thing in the morning to help rejuvenate your skin, boost metabolism, fight off viruses and more!

TIP: When you first wake up, pour a glass of room temperature water. Squeeze juice from a lemon into your water. Good rule of thumb – if you are under 150 pounds use half a lemon, if you are over 150 pounds use a whole lemon. Drink it fairly quickly and wait at least a half hour before eating to reap the most benefits.

Read further about how it will rejuvenate your skin, boost your energy and alertness, hydrate your body, boost your immune system and more!

EXTRA SPECIAL TIP: Just say ahhhh! Natural Health Magazine found that just a whiff of lemon can boost your feel-good hormones and reduce stress levels. Perfect!

Lemons In Bloom
Everything’s coming up …. LEMONS! If you love the look of fresh flowers in your home, then you’ll love this special tip on how to elevate your next floral arrangement with Limoneira lemons! Megan Roosevelt has a special tip that is as easy as it is gorgeous! Seriously, your table or countertop will pop with this refreshingly beautiful look. So unique! Check out her secrets in this video and trust us – your home environment will look so cheerful!

What in the World?
If you thought that this city was a concrete jungle, think again! Lemon trees are blooming here in Manhattan – well, artistically speaking! In New York, there are more than 8,900 sidewalk sheds, as scaffolding is often called, stretching some 330 miles, so a nonprofit organization has emerged to connect artists and developers. In NY, they decided to take one scaffolding area and cover it with cloudlike fabric stretching the length of a football field, adding large fake lemon trees with purple-and-blue trunks sprouting from AstroTurf. Move over, Dr. Seuss! Lemon slices the size of cafe tabletops are scattered about like oversize stone pavers, and knee-high plants bear halves of the citrus fruit cast in fiberglass resin. This area even has a name, Citrovia, with its own custom scent, lighting effects and could easily be its own theme-park attraction! This is one fun way we love to celebrate lemons, and from Limoneira, of course! 

Winner of the Month
Guess who is our latest winner? Well, it’s Billy Corning – from Arkansas! We love our Southern friends, and we are so excited to be celebrating you, Billy! Don’t forget to keep looking for your name and keep subscribing to our Limoneira newsletters. We so appreciate you! 

Last but not Least!
We want to stay in touch with you every day! So, we hope you’re following us on our YouTube Channel so that you can stay abreast of our latest videos, and also follow us on our Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and Twitter channels. We’d love for you to say hello! We have so many great tips and recipes to share with you across all our platforms, so don’t miss the chance to be getting the Limoneira latest every day! 

Don't forget, The ZEST IS YET TO COME!
See you again next month!