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Community Spirit

By JAYME McKILLOP

The community surrounding Rancho Vignola has grown and changed so much over our thirty years in business. Part of my job has been to track these changes, as well as spread our wings into new areas and find more people who share our interest in good food.

The introduction of the internet and our focus on increasing our online presence has helped spread the word about Rancho Vignola much further afield. Our Rancho community has grown more diverse than ever before! It has been so much fun for me to track our contact base on Facebook and Twitter as it increases daily. I enjoy seeing who else finds Rancho Vignola as fun and interesting as I do!
Marie-Josée & Jayme
Marie-Josée, Prana rep, and Jayme.

Spending summers in our beautiful mobile booth and hanging out at various music festivals and fun events hasn’t been too bad either! Last year Rancho Vignola bought a tent and the accessories necessary to travel around to community events and music festivals, promoting our products. What a wonderful way to get our name out and meet some new people! Anyone who knows me knows that’s what I truly like best ~ to meet new people and talk food!

Through these networking experiences I am increasingly aware that families are beginning to pay much closer attention to the importance of real food in their lives. Anyone can learn and be a part of preparing food, even the youngest family members. Stories, knowledge and valuable time are all shared as you work together to prepare, eat and clean up after a meal.

Even if it can only happen once a week, having the whole family participate in the preparation of meals encourages much healthier habits for children as they grow and learn to live on their own. And isn’t that the best thing we can offer them?

Please feel free to share any events in your community that you would like to see Rancho Vignola involved in. Send us an email, a tweet or post us a link on Facebook!

Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!
One of the sure signs of spring for me, besides more sunshine, is the sight of young nettle plants coming up. Stinging nettle is one of my favourite wild plants to harvest. It is the first edible spring green that I like to forage for and it is delicious! Nettle season is now upon us here in the Okanagan, and folks at the Coast have been enjoying nettle for weeks already. Read more...
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Community Spirit

By JAYME McKILLOP

The community surrounding Rancho Vignola has grown and changed so much over our thirty years in business. Part of my job has been to track these changes, as well as spread our wings into new areas and find more people who share our interest in good food.

The introduction of the internet and our focus on increasing our online presence has helped spread the word about Rancho Vignola much further afield. Our Rancho community has grown more diverse than ever before! It has been so much fun for me to track our contact base on Facebook and Twitter as it increases daily. I enjoy seeing who else finds Rancho Vignola as fun and interesting as I do!
Marie-Josée & Jayme
Marie-Josée, Prana rep, and Jayme.

Spending summers in our beautiful mobile booth and hanging out at various music festivals and fun events hasn’t been too bad either! Last year Rancho Vignola bought a tent and the accessories necessary to travel around to community events and music festivals, promoting our products. What a wonderful way to get our name out and meet some new people! Anyone who knows me knows that’s what I truly like best ~ to meet new people and talk food!

Through these networking experiences I am increasingly aware that families are beginning to pay much closer attention to the importance of real food in their lives. Anyone can learn and be a part of preparing food, even the youngest family members. Stories, knowledge and valuable time are all shared as you work together to prepare, eat and clean up after a meal.

Even if it can only happen once a week, having the whole family participate in the preparation of meals encourages much healthier habits for children as they grow and learn to live on their own. And isn’t that the best thing we can offer them?

Please feel free to share any events in your community that you would like to see Rancho Vignola involved in. Send us an email, a tweet or post us a link on Facebook!