Limoneira’s Oliveland’s Ranch Sports Spooky Crop Circles

Tue. October 11th, 2016 - by Melissa De Leon Chavez

SANTA PAULA, CA - Eerie events seem to have struck at Limoneira’s Oliveland’s Ranch, spooking, and perhaps even swooping, a few of its team members.

Has a crop circle been imprinted into the company’s pumpkin patch?

Harold Edwards, CEO, Limoneira

“We don’t know how it got there or what it may mean, but like making lemonade with lemons, we decided to use it for a fundraiser for many local Santa Paula charity organizations including Rotary, The Boys and Girls Club, Optimists and others,” said Harold Edwards, Limoneira CEO.

Director of Southern Farming Gus Gunderson stated that the team would not have noticed if not for aerial photos.

Gus Gunderson, Director of Southern Farming, Limoneira

“Limoneira has been growing here for 124 years and we’ve never seen anything like it,” Gunderson said.

The phenomenon has stumped members, according to a press release, who said that unidentified forces have apparently cut a pumpkin pattern in a cornfield on the Limoneira Ranch.

John Carter, Director of Global Sales, Limoneira

“It’s quite an amazing sight to see,” said John Carter, Limoneira Director of Global Sales. “We’re still trying to figure out how they knew it was almost Halloween.”

Surrounded by historic buildings, and framed by both lemon and avocado groves, it might present a tempting destination for local thrill seekers, though Director of Human Resources Kathleen Thompson noted that several employees have entered the corn maze and have not reported back.

Kathleen Thompson, Director of Human Resources, Limoneira

“We were using dogs to track them, but they became unexplainably spooked and wouldn’t stop barking,” Thompson said.

The strange occurrences have not deterred the company, however, who you will still see this weekend at PMA Fresh Summit.

John Chamberlain, Director of  Marketing, Limoneira

“Limoneira is getting ready for PMA in Orlando, so please stop by booth #1643 so team members can share the latest news and updates,” said John Chamberlain, Director of Marketing. “We’ll have the latest intel, and please pardon the aluminum foil hats.”

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