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Organic Walnuts and Walnut Oil
Walnuts & Walnut Butter
Limerock Orchards is a small, family owned walnut farm located in the hills of western Paso Robles. Each autumn our family hand harvests our exceptional walnuts to make gourmet walnut oil that is wonderfully aromatic and bursting with a delicate, toasty flavor. By carefully roasting the walnuts before pressing, their full flavor is preserved in every ounce along with healthy omega 3 fatty acids and natural antioxidants. Our walnut oil is a gourmet chef’s secret weapon for salad dressings, sautéing, baking and dipping. Our walnut butter is rich, savory treat that is a great healthy snack anytime.
Our farm and orchards are nestled in the heart of Paso Robles wine country. Named for the orchard’s rich, limestone-like soil, our trees have been quietly producing extraordinarily delicious walnuts for more than 40 years. Their secret is the ages-old technique of dry farming, an irrigation-free method with smaller yields in exchange for a crop of undeniably flavorful walnuts – all grown with nothing but rain and sunshine. Read more…
Serves 6 INGREDIENTS 5 cups walnuts 1/4 cup walnut oil 1/4 cup fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped 4 teaspoons kosher salt 1 tablespoon granulated sugar 2 teaspoons freshly ground black pepper INSTRUCTIONS Heat the oven to 350°F and arrange a rack in the middle. Place nuts on a baking sheet. Add remaining ingredients and mix with […]
Serves 6 Ingredients 2 T. brown sugar 2 tsp. soy sauce 1/2 tsp. sesame seed oil 3 T. Chaparral Gardens Pacific Spice Vinegar 1/4 c. Limerock Orchards Roasted Walnut Oil Blend all ingredients except walnut oil until combined. Continue blending, adding oil slowly to emulsify. Toss with butter lettuce, grilled chicken, mini bell peppers, asian […]
Serves 4 Ingredients For the Pasta 1/4 cup walnut oil 1 garlic clove, mashed 6 ounces baby spinach leaves 2 1/2 cups ricotta 1 cup freshly grated Parmigiano-Reggiano 1/4 teaspoons sea salt 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg 1 large egg, beaten 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour For the Sauce 3 tablespoons unsalted […]
Winter 2014 – We were thrilled to discover Living the Country Life this year – it’s a great publication that focuses on the fun and challenge of the rural lifestyle. You can check out Olivia’s radio interview here, and also see the slideshow they put together here. In 2009, Limerock Orchards was created to separate the unique […]
Spring 2013 – The walnut is on fire right now. Health experts, such as Dr. Mehmet Oz, rave about the high quantities of omega 3 fatty acids and antioxidants in walnuts, and just in February 2013, the Walnut Commission showed that walnuts can reduce your risk of stroke and heart attack. “That’s been a big […]
Fall 2010 – California Bountiful is a great publication that shows an insiders look to farmers here in the Golden State. The also have a fantastic TV show that we highly recommend! When Olivia Gonzales’ grandfather’s great-great-grandfather received two Mexican land grants in the late 1700s, including one east of Hollister on California’s Central Coast, […]