Another Limerock Walnut Butter fan (with recipe!)

Photography & Food blogger – Yvonne Cornell from Following Breadcrumbs had a few nice things to say about our Walnut Butter, and Walnut Oil! She recently shared her own unique and creative recipe : CHEESE, CHERRY & WALNUT BUTTER PUFFS.



As you can see, Yvonne has a very unique take on cuisine and photography. Be sure to follow her exploration : Following Breadcrumbs, for many more unique and creative musings.

You can view this whole story at her site :

The Walnut Paradox

Images courtesy : Yvonne Cornell

Heirloom walnuts at Limerock Orchards!

Limerock Orchards Inshell Walnuts

Hayley Thomas from the New Times SLO wrote a great article about our Heirloom walnuts!


Deanne was happy to point out that the moss—technically “lichen”—only grows where there is no trace of air pollution. Rattlesnakes, deer, and wild pigs are known to cut paths through the farm’s thick, adobe topsoil.

On this day, the orchard showed the first blush of spring life—green leaves emerging to meet the sun. Due to the ongoing drought, some foliage has died back in the orchard, but that’s to be expected.


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Heirloom walnuts at Limerock Orchards in Paso burst with better, buttery flavor


Living the Country Life

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 walnuts grown on the Gonzales family farm from the masses on the wholesale market.

Limerock Orchards was originally a small walnut farm, first planted in 1962. Located in Paso Robles, California, it had been growing walnuts for over 40 years before it developed its own brand.  The farm uses dry farming to grow its walnuts, which means the orchard lives on only natural rainfall, creating a sweeter, more flavorful nut. 

“We felt our products were of higher quality than a lot of the nuts we were being mixed with on the wholesale market,” says Olivia Wenger, Limerock Orchards Marketing Director. “We went through the organic certification process, so customers would feel good about our products. Our customers are really passionate and appreciate our high standards.”

You can get a subscription to Living the Country Life for free on their website – check it out!

Wine Press Magazine

Spring 2013The 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 plus,” says Olivia Wenger of Limerock Orchards walnut farm and retailer in Paso Robles. “[Walnuts] are definitely a lot more popular than they used to be.

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California Bountiful Magazine

Limerock Orchards

CABountifulFall 2010California 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, he probably had no idea that more than 200 years later his descendants would be producing an unusual agricultural product—walnut oil.

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