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Our Story

Rancho Vignola has been offering the ‘Best of the New Crop’ since 1980. Company founders, Richard and Sue Vignola started out running a natural food store in Vernon, BC and eventually found their niche in natural food wholesales which led them to create a seasonal business that would allow customers to buy large quantities of the freshest, new crop nuts and dried fruit on the market. To this day, Rancho Vignola sells most of our products through annual wholesale orders, but also offers non-wholesale purchases at community Harvest Sales in November and online sales from December to July.

Richard and Sue not only built a successful and sustainable business model—they have created a community of people who are as passionate about quality food as they are.

Our Growers

We have travelled far and wide to learn from and connect with the people who grow and produce our food. While many suppliers won’t sell new crop at harvest (they prefer to sell the remainder of the previous year’s crop) we have been fortunate to establish strong relationships with suppliers who appreciate our unique business model—they are the reason we can offer such a vast variety of premium quality, new crop products.

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Seasonal Ordering

Rancho Vignola sells during specific times of year because our business coincides with fall harvest during which a majority of crops are harvested and our products are at their peak of quality and freshness. We never warehouse products from year to year, instead we order specific amounts that allow us to sell through most our inventory so product isn’t sitting on the shelves from one year to the next. Any remaining inventory at the end of the season is donated to food banks and charitable organizations across Canada. 

Wholesale pre-ordering begins in early September and continues until the end of September. We also offer ordering opportunities that have no minimum and feature smaller package sizes. No minimum ordering is offered at our annual Harvest Sales (in select communities) and our online sales beginning December 1st.

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Testimonials

'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. What is great about this company? They deliver, promptly and accurately, high quality products. They travel around the globe to meet the producers in order to ensure the quality and availability of product. I appreciate receiving organic nuts/seeds/fruits. The…

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'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. What is great about this company? They deliver, promptly and accurately, high quality products. They travel around the globe to meet the producers in order to ensure the quality and availability of product. I appreciate receiving organic nuts/seeds/fruits. The freshness and flavour cannot be beat. Their high standards re service and quality of product have me returning time and again.' -- Denise Code

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Denise Code

'Everything we've tried from Rancho Vignola has been delicious and high quality!!'

Denea Maughan

'Good Food, Good Service, Excellent Value!'

Terry Duncan

'I have been purchasing nuts and dried fruit from Rancho Vignola for many years. Where else can you get fresh from the tree products that will blow your mind when compared to shelf quality. Fresh is the name of their game! I love the fact that you can view and…

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'I have been purchasing nuts and dried fruit from Rancho Vignola for many years. Where else can you get fresh from the tree products that will blow your mind when compared to shelf quality. Fresh is the name of their game! I love the fact that you can view and taste the product prior to making a purchase. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about their products and recipes are available. I certainly look forward to this event each year and have found new customers eager to attend this year. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with wonderful nuts and fruit as well as plenty of ideas for Christmas presents.' -- Sheila Wheelhouse

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Sheila Wheelhouse

'About six years ago, a few friends and I discovered Rancho Vignola when searching for a school fundraiser. The fundraiser was such a success, everyone loves the quality of the products and we found the service exceptional. We have since been ordering every fall and love the ease of ordering…

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'About six years ago, a few friends and I discovered Rancho Vignola when searching for a school fundraiser. The fundraiser was such a success, everyone loves the quality of the products and we found the service exceptional. We have since been ordering every fall and love the ease of ordering and the great customer service. The products are delicious, and the recipes are a great way to share with friends and family.' -- Lisa Dorscheid

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Lisa Dorscheid

'I discovered Rancho Vignola in 2004 on Cortes Island and have never looked back! The nuts are the best quality and freshest. I order every Fall and have ALWAYS been very satisfied with the phone service, delivery and follow up. Thank you Rancho!'

Sue Warner

'For years I've heard from family and friends how great Rancho Vignola's products were and heard legendary stories of how much they spent at their annual sales. I used to think it was strange that people were so excited about nuts and dried fruit. What's the big deal? And I…

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'For years I've heard from family and friends how great Rancho Vignola's products were and heard legendary stories of how much they spent at their annual sales. I used to think it was strange that people were so excited about nuts and dried fruit. What's the big deal? And I would never spend that much on snacks! Until I wandered into their annual sale, nibbled on a few tasters and felt my eyes grow huge and my mouth water. I had no idea it could taste that good. I left my first annual sale like a veteran. A huge box of all sorts of nuts, fruit, candy, baking supplies, a solid hit on my credit card and looking forward to more. Yup, hooked!' -- Susan Armstrong

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Susan Armstrong

'Rancho Vignola fuels my family for years! Very loyal to ordering yearly because of the highest quality which saves me so much time & money but most importantly - it is our family culture to have a pantry full of healthy nuts, seeds & fruit. Surrounded by great recipes to…

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'Rancho Vignola fuels my family for years! Very loyal to ordering yearly because of the highest quality which saves me so much time & money but most importantly - it is our family culture to have a pantry full of healthy nuts, seeds & fruit. Surrounded by great recipes to encorporate the freshest nuts, seeds & baking supplies!' -- Jan Woodward Tafel

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Jan Woodward Tafel

'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. I live rurally and have mail ordered bulk as availability has always been a problem. I was more than pleasantly surprised at the freshness and quality of the nuts and fruits that I ordered and came to realize that…

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'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. I live rurally and have mail ordered bulk as availability has always been a problem. I was more than pleasantly surprised at the freshness and quality of the nuts and fruits that I ordered and came to realize that there was no going back. I try to order organic when I can and am happy that Rancho Vignola still offer the choice as sometimes I just cannot afford the organic choice. I have never been disappointed with the quality and appreciate the heads up that come in the newsletters they send out about their investigations around crop management and success or failures of the year. I always buy the gift packages for gifts as I ma pleased to pass on the wonderful product to my friends and family. Thank you for bringing the southern sunshine to our Canadian winters.' -- Penny Vere

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Penny Vere

'I love Rancho Vignola. Not only are the products amazing and my family has tried many of them, but we like supporting a local business that brings such great foods to our area. This is a unique and innovative business and I tell everyone about RV! Each year I do…

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'I love Rancho Vignola. Not only are the products amazing and my family has tried many of them, but we like supporting a local business that brings such great foods to our area. This is a unique and innovative business and I tell everyone about RV! Each year I do a wholesale order with friends and always get amazing, fresh products. Love RV!' -- Andrea J. Lee

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Andrea J. Lee

'Rancho is basically the best quality and freshest nuts and dried fruit short of living on the farm. Their dried fruit is unbelievable. It changed my life.'

Adam Schell

'Rancho Vignola is by far the best company I have ever dealt with. Their product always meets or exceeds expectations. Their staff is friendly and helpful. Delivery of product is on time and everything arrives in excellent condition. Did I say the product is fabulous? I have never been disappointed.…

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'Rancho Vignola is by far the best company I have ever dealt with. Their product always meets or exceeds expectations. Their staff is friendly and helpful. Delivery of product is on time and everything arrives in excellent condition. Did I say the product is fabulous? I have never been disappointed. When my Rancho Vignola order arrives, it is better than Christmas! Everything from dried fruit, nuts or confection is fresh and top of the line.' -- Pat Singer

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Pat Singer

'Always fresh and yummy food! Excellent customer service!'

Sharon Davidson

'I absolutely love Rancho Vignola. I had always thought what I was buying was fresh and was I ever wrong. I can't get over the difference. We love having a large supply of nuts, seeds and dried fruits at our disposal, it makes such a difference in our cooking! Thanks…

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'I absolutely love Rancho Vignola. I had always thought what I was buying was fresh and was I ever wrong. I can't get over the difference. We love having a large supply of nuts, seeds and dried fruits at our disposal, it makes such a difference in our cooking! Thanks Rancho!' -- Aimee-Jo Benoit

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Aimee-Jo Benoit

'I've ordered bulk nuts every fall for the past 6 years and it's the most economic and efficient way of buying bulk nuts and seeds!'

Ange Quinn

'The customer service is great....emails are actually responded to!!! I live in rural Alberta but like buying in bulk so Rancho has been a blessing for me! I love getting quality products but also have to watch my budget so was really glad when my price comparing came out with…

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'The customer service is great....emails are actually responded to!!! I live in rural Alberta but like buying in bulk so Rancho has been a blessing for me! I love getting quality products but also have to watch my budget so was really glad when my price comparing came out with Rancho on top!!!' -- Jeannie Windels

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Jeannie Windels

'I place a wholesale order every year, and find that the products are always fresh and delicious! I would recommend these products to anyone!'

Melissa Helmer

'I've been eating Rancho products for nearly 20 years and have never had a bad experience. I'm always very pleased with the quality of the products and the service.'

Brianna Sarah

'We LOVE Rancho Vignola! Wholesale Ordering is a breeze. The hardest part is simply deciding what you NEED, because you will WANT everything! The most fun is trying all those lovely little samples at the Harvest events, and catching up with friends. Rancho Vignola really is about community!'

Earl Makortoff

'Amazing quality fruits, seeds and nuts. Fantastic, professional customer service. Such a great product line, and great people. I am excited to have been introduced to this company, and am looking forward to stocking up on an ongoing basis!'

Amie Roman