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Chief Believer, Lori CSUCI Alumni

Lori Volk ’05 B.A. Psychology By Zoe Lance Lori Volk’s market trips are a little more special than the average grocery run. When she heads down the beverage aisle, she sees a drink she personally brought to fruition — Lori’s Original Lemonade. Read her story here https://www.csuci.edu/news/channel/spring-2017/lorivolk.htm

The Taste of Ojai 2017

Taste of Ojai 2017 So great to see everybody this year at the annual Taste of Ojai! It was a pretty warm day at the Ojai Valley Inn but we kept the Lavender Lemonade and our new Wild Strawberry Lemonade ice cold for everyone.  Lots of laughing, eating and dancing all to benefit the local […]

Who are we and what is our purpose?

A day in the life of lemonade… The sky is filled with brilliant colors this morning casting pink shadows over the harbor where my husband and I now live on our sailboat.  Four years ago I took my life shook it up and today, have nothing that resembles my former life or self.  Selling our […]

What will you do when you are 90?

My lemonade took me to a wonderful woman who is 89 years old this week. A special delivery as the local store she shops at didn’t have full cases for her to buy. She buys our lemonade for her worker who drinks exactly 1 lavender lemonade every day – she said he only drinks natural […]

“Stay Scrappy”

People tell me all of the time that it takes money to make money! While it would be nice to have a lot of extra money to run our lemonade company, the reality is we have what we need and that is it.  Four years ago I took out a 5k loan from my local […]

LOL Holiday Cider Recipe

Spicy and sweet, this festive concoction garners countless compliments at holiday parties! A take on the classic “Hot Toddy,” our LOL Holiday Cider recipe stands up with the best of them as a delicious non-alcoholic cider. If you’re feeling extra festive add a splash of rum for a time-saving twist on a “Hot Toddy.” Sip, […]

Ojai Lavender Lemonade… a Mixer

Our LOL fans have been very busy and creative!! Andre of Ojai has paired Vodka and Ojai Lavender Lemonade for a refreshing Lemon Drop Cooler! With the intense flavor from the pure organic fresh squeezed lemon juice and the organic sugar from Brazil in addition to the hint of our infusion of Lavender we have […]

Do you know what is in your Lemonade??

While we have been making our lemonade for years with just fresh lemons, pure water, cane sugar and fresh lavender flowers, we have found out that what is on the market isn’t exactly simple and pure ingredients.  As a mom of three kids I realized early on that we needed to move to “whole foods” […]