Limoneira, CA: Sustainable Farm Tours

Limoneira Sustainable Farm Tour: Miniature English Sheep!

Sure, we’d never heard of Santa Paula, California or Limoneira before, but when we received word about The Limoneira Company Citrus Ranch Tour we got hungry and thirsty, hankering for an outdoorsy farm visit. With sensory delights like acres of avocado and lemon orchards, colorful stretches of crops, and a look back into farming history with period ranch photos and original packing ‘fruit crate’ art, we thought it sounded like a really nice break away from the rat race. The tour also shows guests what modern farmers are doing to become more sustainable.

Citrus Ranch Tour guests view a 5.5-acre ‘solar orchard’ that supplies power to Limoneira’s lemon storage facilities. Weeds are kept in check naturally around the solar panels by… get this… English miniature sheep. Miniature sheep! Guests will also stop by Limoneira’s 10-acre green recycling yard where green materials are naturally composted into mulch and then distributed in the orchards.

The one-hour tour takes place in a courtesy van with limited walking for the old folks. Beverages included (lemonade anyone?). The best part? It’s only about an hour and twenty minutes West of Los Angeles near Oxnard and Thousand Oaks!

Cost: $20 adults, $17 seniors and $5 children (special price for children through 2010)

For those looking for local accommodations:

Glen Tavern Inn & Restaurant
(805) 933-5550
134 N Mill St
Santa Paula, CA

3.7 miles from Limoneira Company

Santa Paula Inn
(805) 933-0011
111 N 8th St
Santa Paula, CA

3.6 miles from Limoneira Company

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