Winter is here and the ski season is kicking off in Canada! I’ve been busy as usual this year with both skiing and school, and can’t wait for the racing to begin. These past few months of training have been pretty incredible.
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We’ve been purchasing our sliced and slivered almonds from Treehouse for a number of years now. In addition, this year we have brought in our raw whole almonds from this same remarkable company.
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?
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… Read more »
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.
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »
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… Read more »