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Inspiration for a plant-based diet and recipe ideas!

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Are you a vegetarian? Are you looking to incorporate more plant-based meals and snacks into your routine?

If so, nuts, seeds and dried fruit might just become your new best friend!

What is a vegetarian?
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Dates, natural delights: differences and benefits

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Did you know that we carry three different varieties of dates?

And do you know what the differences are?

All dates have many health benefits, from promoting brain health to aiding in digestion. Dates are incredibly nutritious, high in fibre, vitamins and minerals. 

They all contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps to lower blood cholesterol, regulate your blood sugar and keep you feeling satiated.
Read more on “Dates, natural delights: differences and benefits” »

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Wholesale ordering begins!

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Welcome to another harvest season of The Best of the New Crop!

We know many of you, like us, have been suffering with the smoky skies for weeks now.

Fortunately, it’s nowhere near as bad as the deadly fires experienced in Southern California and parts of Europe.

 
Read more on “Wholesale ordering begins!” »

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Crop news: bringing in the harvest!

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Building and maintaining relationships with the farming families who grow and process our products has always been one of Rancho Vignola’s highest priorities.

Our family members have travelled the world to shake the hands of those we work with so closely, and we think this strong connection helps us to bring you the very best products available.
Read more on “Crop news: bringing in the harvest!” »

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Pandering to pumpkins! A visit to Schalk Müehle, Styria, Austria

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The soil appears baked dry under the relentless sun, but even with no rain in the forecast for this area of Austria – Styria – the farmer we’re visiting seems optimistic about a good harvest!

This region is famous for its Styrian pumpkin seeds, which is a sturdy crop with few predators and, fortunately, somewhat drought-resistant. We are here in Austria visiting Schalk Müehle, the third-generation farm and mill which produces and processes the dark green pumpkin seeds we bring to you each fall.
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Rhubarb Delights

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It is rhubarb season! Rhubarb is a wonderful perennial plant to have in the garden – so easy to grow and care for.

If you have an abundance of rhubarb and no time to use it, you can easily chop up the stalks and freeze it for later use, but let’s talk about some delicious and easy ways you can use it now while it is fresh!
Read more on “Rhubarb Delights” »

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Nuts about nuts? So are we!

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The farmers markets are back in full swing around our home province of BC, and with them comes an abundance of fresh local produce. One of the things we love to get at this time of year is fresh salad greens!

If you’re looking for a way to make your lunch or dinner salad a little more special, we would like to suggest – well – going a bit nuts with it!
Read more on “Nuts about nuts? So are we!” »

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Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!

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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 on “Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!” »

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Racing, travelling and bringing familiar foods to faraway places

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March is here, the ski season is over halfway done and I’m currently midway through a trip in central Europe, gearing up for another few weeks of international racing! This winter has so far been an amazing whirlwind of racing, recovery and travel. The season kicked off in December with some NorAm (national-level) races at Silver Star and Rossland, BC.
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Inspiration for a plant-based diet and recipe ideas!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Are you a vegetarian? Are you looking to incorporate more plant-based meals and snacks into your routine?

If so, nuts, seeds and dried fruit might just become your new best friend!

What is a vegetarian?
Read more on “Inspiration for a plant-based diet and recipe ideas!” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Dates, natural delights: differences and benefits

Posted by & filed under article.

Did you know that we carry three different varieties of dates?

And do you know what the differences are?

All dates have many health benefits, from promoting brain health to aiding in digestion. Dates are incredibly nutritious, high in fibre, vitamins and minerals. 

They all contain both soluble and insoluble fibre, which helps to lower blood cholesterol, regulate your blood sugar and keep you feeling satiated.
Read more on “Dates, natural delights: differences and benefits” »

Tags: , , , , , , , ,


Wholesale ordering begins!

Posted by & filed under article.

Welcome to another harvest season of The Best of the New Crop!

We know many of you, like us, have been suffering with the smoky skies for weeks now.

Fortunately, it’s nowhere near as bad as the deadly fires experienced in Southern California and parts of Europe.

 
Read more on “Wholesale ordering begins!” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Crop news: bringing in the harvest!

Posted by & filed under article.

Building and maintaining relationships with the farming families who grow and process our products has always been one of Rancho Vignola’s highest priorities.

Our family members have travelled the world to shake the hands of those we work with so closely, and we think this strong connection helps us to bring you the very best products available.
Read more on “Crop news: bringing in the harvest!” »

Tags: , , , , , ,


Pandering to pumpkins! A visit to Schalk Müehle, Styria, Austria

Posted by & filed under article.

The soil appears baked dry under the relentless sun, but even with no rain in the forecast for this area of Austria – Styria – the farmer we’re visiting seems optimistic about a good harvest!

This region is famous for its Styrian pumpkin seeds, which is a sturdy crop with few predators and, fortunately, somewhat drought-resistant. We are here in Austria visiting Schalk Müehle, the third-generation farm and mill which produces and processes the dark green pumpkin seeds we bring to you each fall.
Read more on “Pandering to pumpkins! A visit to Schalk Müehle, Styria, Austria” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


Rhubarb Delights

Posted by & filed under recipe.

It is rhubarb season! Rhubarb is a wonderful perennial plant to have in the garden – so easy to grow and care for.

If you have an abundance of rhubarb and no time to use it, you can easily chop up the stalks and freeze it for later use, but let’s talk about some delicious and easy ways you can use it now while it is fresh!
Read more on “Rhubarb Delights” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Nuts about nuts? So are we!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

The farmers markets are back in full swing around our home province of BC, and with them comes an abundance of fresh local produce. One of the things we love to get at this time of year is fresh salad greens!

If you’re looking for a way to make your lunch or dinner salad a little more special, we would like to suggest – well – going a bit nuts with it!
Read more on “Nuts about nuts? So are we!” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

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 on “Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


Racing, travelling and bringing familiar foods to faraway places

Posted by & filed under article.

March is here, the ski season is over halfway done and I’m currently midway through a trip in central Europe, gearing up for another few weeks of international racing! This winter has so far been an amazing whirlwind of racing, recovery and travel. The season kicked off in December with some NorAm (national-level) races at Silver Star and Rossland, BC.
Read more on “Racing, travelling and bringing familiar foods to faraway places” »

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