Issue: 164

November 2023

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In this issue

Into November

Limoneira's Latest

Sustainability

Recipe of the Month

Delivering the Finest Citrus

Citrusy Creations

A Walk On the Citrusy Side

Marvelous Margaritas

What in the World

Winner of the Month

Into November

Fall is in full swing! Join us as we share what we're up to at the Ranch, some of our favorite recipes, and fun facts about the fall season!


Limoneira's Latest

Continuing our 130-year tradition of innovation, Limoneira is thrilled to announce the launch of its newest campaign Climate Smart Lemons™! This campaign is our pledge to both sustainability and transparency, where the consumer will be able to see behind the curtain into the meticulous work underpinning the creation of high-quality fruit. Climate Smart Lemons will also feature key partners that share a sense of responsibility to the environment and supply chain initiatives.


"Being able to grow premium citrus for 130 years is not a fluke, but rather proof that successful growing requires being thoughtful and forward-thinking," said Edgar Guttierrez, VP of Farming.


"Before the world began thinking of regenerative agriculture, Limoneira has been dedicated to ensuring that each generation can continue growing a sustainable lemon," said Harold S. Edwards, President & CEO, "At the core, our growers and trees are Rooted in Tradition, Thriving through Technology."


Unique from our other campaigns, Climate Smart Lemons™ is a pledge towards a more sustainable and resilient future. We can't wait to see what that future holds!


Sustainability – Solutions For A Brighter Tomorrow

Corporate Responsibility Committee

In order to address the most pressing challenges facing humanity today, the United Nations has developed the Sustainable Development Goals ("SDG's"). Adopted in 2015, there are 17 goals encompassing 169 individual targets for topics ranging from eradicating hunger and poverty to the availability of clean water and energy. The SDG's serve as a roadmap for companies, governments, and civil society to take collective action in safeguarding the environment and improving the quality of life for people around the world. Limoneira is proud to align with the SDG's, and examples can be seen in our most recent sustainability report. Keep an eye out for next year's report to see how we're doing!"


Recipe of the Month

Brighten up autumn with our delicious Cherry Lemonade! Created by @squeeze.es this delightful recipe uses a fresh Limoneira® lemon muddled with fresh cherries or cherry syrup in a 32oz. container. Sweeten with pure cane sugar, add one cup of ice and two cups of water, then shake it to pink perfection, resulting in the winning combination of lemon and cherry flavors! 🍋🍒🍋🍒


Delivering the Finest Citrus Since 1893

As we head toward the end of the year, we're reflecting on another incredible year here at the Ranch! Since 1893, Limoneira has been part of laying the groundwork for the now-thriving California citrus industry. The Company has gone through social and political upheaval, urbanization, economic hardships, droughts, and so much more. 


In our 130 years, Limoneira has been able to lead the industry in environmental stewardship, corporate governance, and social responsibility. We've accomplished this through programs like One World of Citrus™, which allows us to provide customers with a year-round supply of citrus 365/24/7. Limoneira also views sustainability as integral to long-term success. The Company is committed to the responsible stewardship of our lands to ensure 130 years and more of world-class citrus. Furthermore, our people, our Limoneira family, are the "secret sauce" that enables us to maintain a culture of enthusiasm, pride, and dedication to everything we do at the Ranch. At the heart of Limoneira is our heritage, history, and legacy, reflected in the generations of families that have worked at Limoneira and contributed to our 130 years of success!


Citrusy Creations

Here's a sophisticated cocktail for this autumn! It combines the famous bitter from Italy, Luxardo Rosso, which has a citrusy aroma, and another Italian classic, Carpano Antica Sweet Vermouth, known for its vanilla and orange notes, with bourbon. Stirred with ice and then strained, it is topped with a Limoneira® Orange twist. The result? The Boulevardier, created in the 1920's during the height of prohibition. Check out the video here. Cheers!


Global Produce and Floral Show

This year's IFPA's Global Produce & Floral Show was a success! The tradeshow took place October 20-21 at the Anaheim Convention Center. Our booth featured all the new and exciting things we're up to, and we were able to give our best Limoneira swag! We can't wait for next year's dose of citrusy excitement, making even more refreshing connections, and pursuing fruitful opportunities!


Marvelous Margaritas

Who doesn't love a refreshing Margarita? This one is as fresh and natural as they come. Utilizing three simple ingredients – juice from Limoneira® limes, agave syrup, and artisanal blanco @tequilasieteleguas – it's a refreshing cocktail that's good any time of the year! Check out the video here.


What in the World

The holiday season is here! Thanksgiving is coming up soon, bringing thoughts of our country's history and tradition. What may be surprising is that the United States is not the only country to celebrate this season of giving thanks, and they do so in fun and different ways! 


Canada celebrates Thanksgiving mid-October starting in 1957 when Governor General Vincent Massey proclaimed the second Monday in October as "A Day of General Thanksgiving to Almighty God for the bountiful harvest with which Canada has been blessed."


Liberia is the only other country that "officially" celebrates Thanksgiving. Observed on the first Thursday of November, the holiday celebrates when freed American slaves founded the country in 1822.


Around January, the Tamil people of South India thank the sun god, nature, and everyone and every animal who supports agriculture by hosting a four-day festival. To celebrate, the people eat a traditional dish called Pongal, which translates as "overflowing," made with milk, ghee, and rice—it is a symbol of prosperity associated with abundance and affluence. 


In Japan, the people celebrate a mixture of Labor Day and Thanksgiving in a holiday known as Kinrõ Kansha no Hi (Labor Thanksgiving Day) each year on November 23. This is a time to thank and honor those in the community for all their hard work. Local labor festivals also bring awareness to human and environmental rights issues. Children make crafts to thank police officers, firefighters, and hospital staff.


No matter how you celebrate Thanksgiving, we're thankful to be able to bring the finest citrus to your tables this holiday season!


Learn more here.


Winner of the Month

Congratulations Kirsten Jump from Ruskin, Florida – you are this month's winner! We're so thankful to have each and every one of you following along with all our Limoneira fun. Check-in with us next month to see who our next winner is!


And don't forget - The ZEST IS YET TO COME!
See you again next month!