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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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 »
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.
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.
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 »
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!
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 »
Once again we have closed up shop for the year! The warehouse is silent and our hard-working team has taken off on a variety of holiday adventures. Most have gone home to their families, but hopefully they’re all getting outside and enjoying that beautiful Okanagan winter sunshine! The time off is very much deserved.
The warehouse is alive with the pitter-patter of work boots, the swoosh of our aprons and hairnets, the hum of the equipment and the chatter of our valued staff. As we close in on the end of our final Harvest Sale of the year, our staff, friends and families have once again gathered for our… Read more »