Issue: 98
May 2018
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In this issue:

Mommy Bloggers and Writers Around the World Share Tips and Advice with Their Audiences
Market Basket Chef Program

Every month we like to focus on content that is topically relevant and part of Limoneira's annual editorial calendar. In May we celebrate Mother's Day, not only in the United States but also in approximately 40 countries around the world. Fresh citrus can make mom's life healthy and easy. Recipes, Nutrition, Green Cleaning, Beauty, and lifestyle are all part of her world and part of Limoneira's One World of Citrus™

DIYDIY Beauty Tips and more from Limoneira Spokesperson Megan Roosevelt and Guest Vlogger Elizabeth Shaw

This May,  Limoneira spokesperson (and brand new mom) Megan Roosevelt, alongside guest collaborator (and expectant mommy-to-be) Elizabeth Shaw,  brings her favorite self-pampering methods and recipes for tasty treats to the Limoneira YouTube channel all month long.
For a helpful demonstration, you can watch Megan and Elizabeth create the recipes 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.
Take a look at some of this month's DIY beauty tips below.
Whipped Lemon Lotion - This homemade lotion is absolutely ideal for a post-bath relaxation session.

1 Limoneira classic lemon, cut in half
3-4 drops of lavender essential oil (optional - any favorite scent will work)
½ cup soft coconut oil (not melted, but not rock hard - room temperature)
Directions: Juice half of the lemon. Whisk ingredients together until you have a fluffy, smooth lotion. This can be done by hand or with an electric mixer. Apply and enjoy! 

Cucumber Salad with Lemon Poppyseed Dressing - Light and fresh, this simple dish is the perfect springtime treat. 
1 mason jar
¼ cup extra virgin olive oil
1 tsp sugar of choice
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 ½ tsp poppy seeds
A pinch of salt and pepper
1 long English cucumber, sliced
Directions: Add ingredients (except cucumber) to a mason jar with secure lid or blender and shake/blend until ingredients emulsify. Pour over cucumber slices and mix so dressing coats slices evenly. Serve with a meal of choice - or enjoy by itself!

Each month, Megan will be featuring another wonderful facet of citrus living. 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.
About Elizabeth Shaw
Elizabeth Shaw, MS, RDN, CLT is a nutrition expert, published author and owner of a nutrition communications consulting business. She is a nationally recognized speaker and freelance writer for Fit Pregnancy, Shape, Oxygen and Fitness Magazines. 

Her passion for spreading the message about the powerful role food and nutrition play in one's life has led her to be featured on Hallmark Channels Home & Family, NBC Los Angeles News, The CW San Diego News, Fox 5 News, What to Expect, The Huffington Post, Food Network, US News & World Report, Dr. Oz The Good Life, Bustle, The Daily Meal and PopSugar. She is co-author of the 2017 Hatherleigh Press, Fertility Foods Cookbook. You'll find her at (@shawsimpleswaps) and (@bumpstobaby), sharing her love for food and travel, along with a friendly smile to support those on their journey to baby. In her free time, you'll find her and her husband outdoors, hiking and enjoying the San Diego sun!

OurbestOur Best Wishes to Ella Grace Roosevelt Born on April 17th

Ella Grace Roosevelt aka-Little Lemon was born on April 17th at 4:05 am. She weighed 6lbs and 9oz at birth and is the daughter of proud parents, Megan and Aaron Roosevelt. 

Incredible talent and overall good people skills are part of her DNA and we know little lemon will shine bright!

MommyMommy Bloggers and Writers Around the World Share Tips and Advice with Their Audiences

Laura Angelone -Paris/LA

Parisian digital media strategist, fashion blogger, mother and self-proclaimed French cliché  (she can't live without a good baguette) - Laura Angelone wears a lot of hats these days. Currently living in LA, the French muse shares a few of her style notes, including how to look effortlessly chic (versus undone), and how to channel your inner confidence.

She believes that being a mother does not mean that she's only a mother. She says that it's important to make time to work out, get a manicure (some great lemon tips here) go shopping, wear pretty lingerie... anything that makes one feel beautiful.  She notes that "when you feel good in your skin, you're in touch with who you are as a woman, which is also the secret to keeping the romance alive".

Shaney Vuendranath - South Africa

Shan is the Co-Founder and CEO of You, Baby and I, a parenting and lifestyle blog, and Momsays (An analytics platform that connects brands to moms). She's based in Johannesburg and is married to Vije and mom to Kitana, Kiaan, and Kirav.  

She says that she and Vije are best friends and business partners (Vije is currently building a startup called Tapsnapp). She also said that becoming a first-time mom was exciting but overwhelming - she thought she had everything figured out (and loves her to-do lists) but realized that she didn't and noted that a list wasn't enough. She needed support and a group of women who understood her emotions and frustrations. She shares her experiences with others to help them navigate the challenges ahead.

Barbara O'Reilly- Australia

Barbara is the owner of Patchwork Cactus, a blog and on-line store dedicated to all of her loves- DIY, style, parenting, fashion, food, and photography. She's a journalist by trade and says that unlike some other crafty blogs, her audience doesn't need any special talents to follow her tutorials.

 "I like modern, funky projects and anyone can make the stuff I make says, Barbara. She, her almost-hubby and their two kids are attempting to live the slow life in a beachside suburb on the east coast of Australia and explains that a lot of her parenting thoughts are Montessori inspired.  Barbara's got great style savvy, a rickety house (her words), pet chickens and barefoot kids and is living the life she wants.

Yan De Simone- Buenos Aires 

Yan De Simone, also known as Muychule has thousands of followers on Instagram which is not surprising given her sense of style and love for Argentine fashion. 

She's a young mom and despite her busy life, manages to take the necessary time for fun and relaxation. Balance is important.

Leonny Atmadja - Jakarta

Wife of Wilson and mother to Anya, Vai and Brie, Leonny's blog, Our Every Day Things has won a number of awards including The Best Family Blog in Singapore, finalist-Best Parenting Blog, Asia Pacific Blog awards and has been featured in The Straits Times, The Sunday Times, The Jakarta Globe, The New Paper, My Paper, Today, Lianhe Wanbao, Channel NewsAsia, as well as magazines like, Mother and Baby Indonesia,  Motherhood Singapore, and Baby Plus. 

She's a talented photographer and writer and is also a frequent lecturer at workshops.

Nilly Dahlia - United Kingdom
Nilly Dahlia Lives in the United Kingdom and started her blog when her son, Kamil turned one and she thought she had finally got the parenting thing nailed. She loved reading blogs so as parenting had become her life, she was looking for Muslim parenting blog, and since she and couldn't find any she decided to start one!
She later had a daughter, Ascia, began a Youtube channel and was trying to run a home. She say's "its safe to say, it was madness". Nilly is a British Bengali hijab-wearing Muslim Mama with two hybrid young kids, having the same sleepless nights, the same copious amount of caffeine to keep her eyes open and probably wearing a few shades darker concealer to what society accepts as motherhood.  She asks her audience to join her and their kids on our journey as a young family, embracing the culture, our faith, messy time, food and lots and lots of cleaning. Check out her great blog!

Tami Roy -Canada

My Organized Chaos is written by Tammi Roy, an Alberta Canadian work-at-home mother of three. She likes to cover lifestyle, travel, parenting advice, product reviews, and recipes. Tammi is also a Canadian travel writer and print author and was included on The Huffington Post's  Fifteen Best Canadian Parents on Twitter list as well as the #1 spot in their 'Top 10 Most Influential Canadian Mom Bloggers' article for  Cision Canada.  

My Organized Chaos is a well established and highly popular online resource for motherhood, photography, travel features {couples and family travel} as well as helpful product reviews,  recipes and more. My Organized Chaos.

ArgentinaLimoneira Announced Formation of Grupo Argentino

In April, Limoneira announced the formation of Grupo Argentino, a cooperative arrangement between the Company and leading Argentinian Citrus Growers and Packers. Grupo Argentino will complement U.S. supplies of lemons during the Northern hemisphere's summer months with consistent supply from Argentina. In addition to Limoneira, F.G.F. Trapani S.A., Padilla Citrus S.A., and EarlyCrop S.A. are part of the network.
"Our One World of Citrus Model™ is reaping dividends for us. We've been in Argentina for years and Grupo Argentino is just the latest piece to the puzzle," said Alex Teague, Limoneira Chief Operating Officer. "It takes time to find companies with like-minded philosophies and missions. Each of the Members of Grupo Argentino shares Limoneira's dedication to providing uninterrupted supply and the highest quality citrus and service."
"For more than 60 years, three generations of our family have produced and sold fresh lemons," said Ricardo Trapani, F.G.F Trapani Chief Executive Officer. "We have developed a reputation for quality and have demonstrated consistent growth. We export globally and are dedicated to sustainability, having received Global GAP, SEDEX, and BRC FOOD designations. The One World of Citrus is a logical distribution model for our company."
Pablo Jose Padilla, Chief Executive Officer of Padilla said, "We produce high-quality citrus for Argentina's consumption and for export to world markets. By controlling every part of our process, we ensure product quality to its final destination. All members of Grupo Argentino share this same approach and that's why it makes sense for us to work together and utilize economies of scale."
"EarlyCrop was formed with the aim of meeting demand during the northern hemisphere counter-season," explained Fernando Seoane, EarlyCrop Director. "Coupled with state of the art technology, it has enabled significant growth in many markets throughout the world and this relationship builds on that in North America. It's a win-win situation."
About FGF Trapani S.A.
F.G.F TRAPANI S.A. is synonymous with both lemon and family. For more than 60 years, three generations have been engaged in producing, marketing and selling fresh lemons and on a smaller scale, other citrus. The Company grows on over 3,200 acres and has a reputation for an excellent quality. It has grown yearly both nationally and internationally. For more information please visit Trapani.
About Padilla Citrus
Padilla owns 7600 acres of land in different geographical areas of Argentina which provide a constant and growing production of lemons for export and domestic consumption. Approximately 70% of the irrigation controlled electronically. Seedlings for Company fields come from certified nurseries of the Padilla farm, which ensures a well-developed tree from inception. For more information please visit Padilla Citrus.
About EarlyCrop
EarlyCrop began production and marketing of fresh and frozen blueberries which has positioned them as one of the leading companies in the scope of Argentina's earliest crop. Supplying demand during the northern hemisphere counter-season; together with state-of-the-art technology has enabled the Company to grow significantly in recent years. Lemons and blueberries are both "super fruits", and complementary both in production and harvesting. Lemon production is located in Tucuman. For more information please visit EarlyCrop.

MarketMarket Basket Chef Program

Limoneira Spring Salad Sampling at Market Basket in Massachusets

What could be more healthy and delicious than a fresh spring salad as an entry or side dish? Limoneira lemons provide just the right fresh "zing" for these salads which will be sampled at Market Basket Stores in May. If you're in Limoneira's Massachusets network, be on the lookout for social market promotions and information.

About Market Basket

In 1917, Greek immigrants Athanasios ("Arthur") and Efrosini Demoulas opened DeMoulas Market, a grocery store in the Acre neighborhood of Lowell, Massachusetts that specialized in fresh lamb.
In their 2017 ratings, Consumer Reports ranked Market Basket at #2 among national supermarkets, second only to Wegmans.  Market Basket currently operates 79 stores in three states - 49 locations in its home state of Massachusetts, 29 stores in New Hampshire, and a single store in Maine. The chain's footprint has expanded greatly in the past 15 years, and now encompasses an area stretching along the New England coastline from Cape Cod to southern Maine, to as far west as the Vermont and Rhode Island state lines. 

AssociatesIntegrated Pest Management an Important Sustainability Component

Limoneira created the first private insectary in California (established in 1917) and Limoneira maintains a complete Integrated Pest Management (IPM) system to bring sustainably-grown products to market and reduce the use of pesticides. Today Limoneira is part of Associates Insectary a grower-owned cooperative which is focused on providing beneficial insect releases.   The Insectary was originally established to raise the ladybird beetle, Cryptolaemus montrouzieri, in order to help in the fight the Citrophilus mealybug, which decimated Ventura County citrus groves in the 1920's. AI has over 50,000 sq. ft. of rearing space at their five-acre facility and are the sole producer of the "Mealybug Destroyer" beetle in North America. They are also the leading producer of the red scale parasite, Aphytis melinus, and the predatory mite, N. Californicus, in the United States.
Their dedicated and highly experienced beneficial Insect rearing technicians are skilled in the "art of mass-rearing" beneficial organisms. These artisan specialists work seven days a week, 365 days a year to raise fresh and highly effective beneficials for their grower-members and rear almost a billion beneficials each year that are utilized around the globe.

SantapaulaSanta Paula Hospital 
Nurses Day Celebration

Each May Limoneira provides gift baskets as part of Santa Paula Hospital Nurses Day Celebration. These dedicated nurses provide the literal "life-blood" of this important healthcare institution. Santa Paula  Hospital is part of the Ventura County Health Care Agency and is an acute, 49-bed general community hospital providing compassionate care to all Santa Clara Valley residents. 

Santa Paula Hospital serves the communities of Santa Paula, Fillmore, Piru, Saticoy, Ventura, and Ojai, and is a campus of Ventura County Medical Center.

The Hospital offers a comprehensive list of inpatient and outpatient services and full-service departments for diagnostic procedure, treatment, aftercare and ongoing care.

janJan Spasiano's Lemon Pie

There are lemon pies and then there are lemon pies!  If you live in Camarillo, California, you may be lucky enoug to at some point to taste a little bit of deliciousness that can be found on a dessert plate anywhere.

Jan Spasiano is an active community member and baker extraordinaire and we greatly appreciate her turning to Limoneira when she's in the mood for lemons.
1 - 9" pie shell
1 - large lemon ( Limoneira of course!)
1-1/2 cups sugar (can use Splenda)
3/4-stick butter or margarine, softened
1 tsp vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Bake pie shell for just a COUPLE OF MINUTES, then let cool.
Wash the lemon - cut off each end & remove all seeds and discard.
Cut entire lemon into small pieces - rind, peel and all.
Put lemon pieces and remaining ingredients into a food processor or blender and process.  The mixture will be foamy - keep blending until mixture is smooth with no lumps of butter or chunks of peel.
Pour into partially baked pie shell and bake for 40 minutes.
Allow pie to completely cool.  It will set up like custard.
Sprinkle each slice with a dusting of powdered sugar or a dollop of whipped cream.

EngelsAmbassador Karie Engels - Seattle WA

Karie Engles lives in the Seattle area and is the founder and publisher Basil & Salt Magazine
She's an  Amazon Influencer, LinkedIn Advisor. Mom of the amazing three.

She believes in living out loud and her wonderful Chilled Summer Sips Lemonade and Martini recipes follow:
Karie says she couldn't imagine a hot summer afternoon without the noise of sprinklers and a pitcher of lemonade. As I was making a batch this morning I could hear the screech of little ones running through my neighbor's wet lawn as they inched closer and closer to the spray. Memories flitted here and there as I rolled and squeezed lemons.

As summer approaches she says meals are all cooked outdoors and as grills cool, evening breezes gently kiss our skin while we sit on the porch sipping chilled beverages.

The recipe below is basic and can be adjusted to taste. I add a sprig of basil and lemons for garnish and occasionally, wink-wink, whip up a delicious lemon-basil martini.

Simple Lemonade
5 cups water divided, 1 cup and 4 cups
1 cup sugar
6-9 Limoneira lemons, depending on size and taste preference

Simple Syrup   

Combine sugar and 1 cup of water in small saucepan. Simple syrup ratio is always 1 to 1. Bring to a light simmer over low heat. When sugar is completely dissolved, remove from heat and cool.
Release the Juice  Roll lemons over counter top or cutting board to release juices, cut in half and squeeze. You are looking for about one cup, however, you may wish to increase or decrease depending on personal preference.

Creat your Potion  Add cooled syrup, lemon juice and 4 cups of water in that order to pitcher. Stir well and add ice. Use additional lemon wedges and pieces to garnish.

Simple Lemon-Basil Martini
Using your pitcher of lemonade, add the following items.

1-ounce gin or vodka
Lemonade from recipe above
Juice of one Limoneira lemon
Fresh basil

In a cocktail shaker, muddle two basil leaves with a bit of lemonade. Add ice 1 ounce of gin or vodka, the juice of one lemon and shake well. Strain into a chilled martini glass, top with lemonade and garnish with a sprig of basil.

winnerscircleLimoneira's Winner Block

This month our lucky winner is Cathy Parker, from Denver, Colorado. As our monthly winner, Cathy has won a Limoneira Orchard Fresh or Lifestyles Gift.  Congratulations !

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