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Posts By: Susan Lehman
#fuelledbyRancho – Shanda Hill

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Rancho Vignola proudly sponsors athletes across Canada through product donations. As many of our wonderful customers will attest, quality nuts, seeds and dried fruit are an ideal fuel for sustaining active lifestyles and pursuits! One athlete that we are so proud to fuel is Shanda Hill of Vernon, British Columbia.

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Sesame seeds: Rancho’s product of the month

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Chances are good that your summer has so far included at least one of a delicious crisp summer salad, a soft hamburger bun, or a delicious creamy scoop of hummus made from sweet tahini. The humble yet mighty sesame seed was likely a part of each of those! This month we celebrate and learn more about the delicate yet powerful sesame seed.

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Hazelnuts: Rancho’s product of the month for June

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This month we highlight one of our favourites, the always-popular hazelnut. Hazelnuts are a very common choice in confectionery and baking applications. Their wonderfully nutty and slightly sweet taste, crisp crunch and firm texture, however, make hazelnuts a diverse accompaniment in cooking, in addition to making a tasty snack.

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Figs: Rancho product of the month

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The month of May has us thinking about flowers, and none more so than the ageless beauty that is the fig, although the blossom is inside the fruit! While fresh and ripe figs are a delicate treat, drying this beautiful fruit increases the outstanding nutritional benefits and extends storage and availability (which in fresh fruit… Read more »

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A greener food distribution system

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Environmental awareness has always been a core value in our personal lives and business practices. As a direct-to-consumer wholesale distribution company, we make it attractive and economical for our customers to buy in bulk case lots, an easy way to help eliminate the wasteful use of materials and resources in the production of retail-sized packaging.

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Serendip Organic Macadamia Plantation, Rancho Vignola’s Australian organic macadamia nut supplier

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We had the great pleasure here at Rancho Vignola to welcome Christine and Colin Rijks of Serendip Organic Macadamia Plantation of Australia’s east coast. Sue and Natalia Vignola spent a lovely Sunday afternoon touring the visiting couple around a few Lake Country wineries, then Rancho Vignola’s offices and warehouse the next day.

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Rancho welcomes Rainer Schalk of Austria’s Schalk-Muehle, our organic pumpkin seed supplier!

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Rancho Vignola had the honour to meet and spend an afternoon recently with the supplier of our delicious organic pumpkin seeds, Rainer Schalk, CEO of Schalk-Muehle. In Canada for the CHFA West Trade Show and Conference in Vancouver, we were delighted that he drove to Armstrong to visit us, tour the Rancho Vignola facility and… Read more »

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Hemp seeds: Rancho product of the month

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This month’s star of our show is the wonderfully tasty and nutritious Hemp Seed. You may also be familiar with the terms “hemp seed hearts” and “hemp nuts”. With a mild, nutty flavour and soft texture, our high quality hemp seeds pack quite a dietary punch!

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