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Posts By: Alisha Gardner
Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month

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Cha-Cha-Chia! Yes, those tiny little black seeds you see exploding in popularity around you and being touted as a “superfood” are the same seeds you may have grown in the terracotta animals back in the day. Did you know the microgreens you garnered from your little pet are also edible, tasting similar to alfalfa or… Read more »

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Romancing the pecan

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Love is in the air! February is the month of romance, caring and showing affection and appreciation for the great people in our lives ~ whether that be in an intimate relationship, among family and friends or even your child’s favourite teacher. Romance connects us to something larger than oneself; relationships become more than the… Read more »

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Another successful harvest season!

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It feels like only a handful of days have passed when I said to myself, “I can’t believe it’s already 2015!” Now here we are, rolling right up on 2016 and I have no idea where the past eleven months have gone. It is absolutely true what they say: the older you get, the faster… Read more »

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Reflections on Harvest Events, now and then…

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As we are currently in the midst of the many Harvest Events which take place throughout BC and Alberta each November, I find myself thinking about those early days in Alberta, back when we called them Truckload Sales. In those years, we had only two major Harvest Events, each held in large workshops on Mennonite… Read more »

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Harvest Events near you!

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Since the conclusion of the 2015 wholesale ordering in September, we’ve been busy preparing for our annual Harvest Events. Our dedicated team have been spending their days receiving and packaging this year’s bounty, all in our Armstrong warehouse. Each fall we bring the freshest and highest-quality products direct to the consumer in various communities in… Read more »

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Pistachios: Rancho product of the week

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GROWTH and PRODUCTION In the early 1930s pistachio trees were planted as an experiment in the arid climate of California. A decade of research and breeding resulted in one particularly hearty variety, named Kerman. Commercial cultivation of pistachios expanded across the Central Valley of California by the 1960s. Today there are more than 100,000 acres… Read more »

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