In a nutshell: the California summer is hot, but the almond harvest is anticipating a bumper crop; a price rise for Brazil nuts due to low rainfall in Peru; a bumper crop expected for pistachios; walnut prices remain stable; hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds prices are down; raisin prices remain stable; and overall, dried fruit… Read more »
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We at Rancho Vignola are very excited to be among those welcoming our long-time staff member and ultra-athlete Shanda Hill back to Vernon after a month’s absence in Switzerland! Shanda has just finished the Swissultra Deca race in Buchs, Switzerland, which took place August 16 to 31.
Mark your calendars, everybody – it’s that time of year again! We’re currently busy contacting our farmers and suppliers to get the latest crop news and up-to-date pricing for this year’s harvest. Remember, buying wholesale is only available once a year in September, and it’s the absolute best way to get the products you want,… Read more »
This month we get to feature the blushing apricot – what a beauty! Sweet, tart, dense, chewy, dried apricots have it all going on. Add the impressive nutritional benefits and the gorgeous shades available, and we think you should definitely be adding these tasty gems into your diet on a regular basis.
Visiting one of Chef Heidi Fink’s cooking classes can be a little bit like taking a trip to an exotic country. In fact the class, which was held Saturday, February 25, in Victoria’s London Chef Cooking School, and co-sponsored by Rancho Vignola, was appropriately entitled Flavours of the Exotic and featured the sort of unique… Read more »
No order minimums! Amazing and combinable discounts! Super Special pricing on select products! It’s that time of the year once again: we’re clearing out our warehouse to make way for the upcoming season. This is the last chance you have to order before the new crop arrives in the fall. Make sure to get your… Read more »
Do you know one of the best ways of getting a whole bunch of super nutritious foods into your daily diet is by mixing up a smoothie for breakfast? I’ve been enjoying a magnesium-rich, high-protein smoothie this winter, and it’s the first time I’ve found something that doesn’t spike my blood sugar but keeps me… Read more »
When I woke up this morning the thermometer told me it was -28˚C outside, brrr! Digging through my recipes for something hot, satisfying, delicious and easy to make for dinner, I remembered this recipe, which fits the bill perfectly. If you have a hankering for soup, give this recipe a try. I’ve made it a… Read more »
Chocolate and mint, an ever-popular marriage of flavours. When a customer sent us this recipe I was excited. I’m someone who loves chocolate and mint together, plus cookies are awesome too! The recipe is straightforward and not as finicky as many, so you’ll be sure to get your delicious-cookie craving satisfied after your baking efforts.
This delightful recipe was submitted by a long-time customer, and we’re very happy she’s shared it with us. It’s been popular with the whole Rancho Vignola team, and we think you’ll enjoy it just as much. Granola is something that is a great versatile food to have on hand. Not only is it a tasty… Read more »