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Posts By: Alisha Gardner
Progress report

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It’s that time of year again: the Rancho warehouse and office are abuzz! This year we have welcomed a few new faces into the fold and are always happy to see returning seasonal employees. As we are finalizing September’s wholesale orders product is starting to arrive from our suppliers. Some of our crops come from… Read more »

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Raisins: Rancho product of the week

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GROWTH and PRODUCTION It takes about four tons of grapes to make one ton of raisins. One-third of the weight of every grape is water! Some 97% of all raisins produced in California are made from the Sultana grape variety, making it the most widely planted grape for raisin production. The Sultana is a thin-skinned… Read more »

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Our eternal gratitude

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Another wholesale ordering season has come to a close and there are too few words to express how grateful we are to each of our customers. This is our 35th year of being able to bring you the “Best of the New Crop” and we truly could not do it without such fabulous people. Each harvest… Read more »

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Cashews: Rancho product of the week

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Growth and Production The cashew nut, while native to Brazil, is now commonly cultivated in 32 countries around the world. They are very sensitive to frost, moisture and cooler climates; they can’t even tolerate California, thus they are not grown in the USA. The traditional cashew tree can grow up to fourteen metres tall; however,… Read more »

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Almonds: Rancho product of the week

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Growth and Production Approximately 80% of the world’s almond crops are harvested from the drought-stricken state of California. They are ranked as California’s top agricultural export and largest tree nut crop in both dollar value and land usage. With close to 900,000 acres of mature orchards in the Central Valley, almonds are a crop that… Read more »

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Contest: Fuel for your body

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Since the beginning of time, nuts and dried fruits have been a staple food for humans. Walnuts were considered food of the gods by the early Romans, and almonds were among the first plants to be cultivated. Drying and dehydration were the earliest forms of food preservation: hunters and gatherers collected sun-dried fruits fallen from… Read more »

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