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Macadamia nuts: Rancho product of the month

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The macadamia nut is native to certain areas of Australia. Locally it is known by many names, including bush nut, Queensland nut, maroochi nut and bauple nut. Globally it is more commonly known as macadamia. There are only four species of macadamia, three of which are of commercial importance and only two of which are… Read more »


Incan berries: Rancho product of the month

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With so many names to go by and so many subgenera, this was one of the more challenging posts to write! Incan berries are one of my favourite berries, sweet and tart with a great texture and usually found with the fun little dried-leaf husk still attached. They’re not always easy to find fresh and… Read more »


Brazil nuts: Rancho product of the month

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The Brazil nut is a particularly distinctive species of seed (botanically speaking). The Brazil nut tree from which it comes is one of the most economically essential plants of the Amazon. It is the only global commodity that is harvested from the wild rather than plantations. It’s also the most significant non-timber product in the… Read more »


Walnuts: Rancho product of the month

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Walnuts are more like cashews in that they are drupes (fruit) and not botanical nuts. They have a thick green husk that is removed when ripened and then hardened, revealing a wrinkled shell. Seed kernels are enclosed in a brown seed coat which contains the antioxidants needed to protect the nutmeat from rancidity caused by… Read more »


Hoppy Easter!

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Time is certainly hopping right along, isn’t it? Blink, and three months have gone by! Easter is here and it’s time to celebrate with a mouthful of chocolate, a scavenger hunt for the munchkins and a feast with the family. We are taking a few days off after finishing up with the sale, resting up… Read more »


Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!

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We want to thank all our new and existing customers for all your generous support. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to share so many wonderful products! If you haven’t yet placed an order or would like to buy more, there are still lots of great deals available; with select products discounted as well as… Read more »


Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month

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Cha-Cha-Chia! Yes, those tiny little black seeds you see exploding in popularity around you and being touted as a “superfood” are the same seeds you may have grown in the terracotta animals back in the day. Did you know the microgreens you garnered from your little pet are also edible, tasting similar to alfalfa or… Read more »


Spring Clearance Sale: March 1 to 15

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If you haven’t had the chance to partake in our Spring Clearance Sale before, you’re in for a treat (chocolate-covered almonds, perhaps?). With many individually discounted products as well as volume discounts, you’re sure to snag a deal or two or more. As a business that specializes in new crop products, we never store inventory… Read more »


Romancing the pecan

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Love is in the air! February is the month of romance, caring and showing affection and appreciation for the great people in our lives ~ whether that be in an intimate relationship, among family and friends or even your child’s favourite teacher. Romance connects us to something larger than oneself; relationships become more than the… Read more »


Happy Holidays!

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As 2015 comes to a close and our anticipation of Santa’s arrival looms, we have shut down operations at the Rancho warehouse. The whole team is off on various adventures, most in search of rest and relaxation and time spent with their families. Heaven only knows they’ve put in a lot of hours over the… Read more »



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Posts Categorized: article

Macadamia nuts: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

The macadamia nut is native to certain areas of Australia. Locally it is known by many names, including bush nut, Queensland nut, maroochi nut and bauple nut. Globally it is more commonly known as macadamia. There are only four species of macadamia, three of which are of commercial importance and only two of which are… Read more »


Incan berries: Rancho product of the month

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With so many names to go by and so many subgenera, this was one of the more challenging posts to write! Incan berries are one of my favourite berries, sweet and tart with a great texture and usually found with the fun little dried-leaf husk still attached. They’re not always easy to find fresh and… Read more »


Brazil nuts: Rancho product of the month

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The Brazil nut is a particularly distinctive species of seed (botanically speaking). The Brazil nut tree from which it comes is one of the most economically essential plants of the Amazon. It is the only global commodity that is harvested from the wild rather than plantations. It’s also the most significant non-timber product in the… Read more »


Walnuts: Rancho product of the month

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Walnuts are more like cashews in that they are drupes (fruit) and not botanical nuts. They have a thick green husk that is removed when ripened and then hardened, revealing a wrinkled shell. Seed kernels are enclosed in a brown seed coat which contains the antioxidants needed to protect the nutmeat from rancidity caused by… Read more »


Hoppy Easter!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Time is certainly hopping right along, isn’t it? Blink, and three months have gone by! Easter is here and it’s time to celebrate with a mouthful of chocolate, a scavenger hunt for the munchkins and a feast with the family. We are taking a few days off after finishing up with the sale, resting up… Read more »


Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!

Posted by & filed under article.

We want to thank all our new and existing customers for all your generous support. Without you, we wouldn’t be able to share so many wonderful products! If you haven’t yet placed an order or would like to buy more, there are still lots of great deals available; with select products discounted as well as… Read more »


Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

Cha-Cha-Chia! Yes, those tiny little black seeds you see exploding in popularity around you and being touted as a “superfood” are the same seeds you may have grown in the terracotta animals back in the day. Did you know the microgreens you garnered from your little pet are also edible, tasting similar to alfalfa or… Read more »


Spring Clearance Sale: March 1 to 15

Posted by & filed under article.

If you haven’t had the chance to partake in our Spring Clearance Sale before, you’re in for a treat (chocolate-covered almonds, perhaps?). With many individually discounted products as well as volume discounts, you’re sure to snag a deal or two or more. As a business that specializes in new crop products, we never store inventory… Read more »


Romancing the pecan

Posted by & filed under article, recipe, video.

Love is in the air! February is the month of romance, caring and showing affection and appreciation for the great people in our lives ~ whether that be in an intimate relationship, among family and friends or even your child’s favourite teacher. Romance connects us to something larger than oneself; relationships become more than the… Read more »


Happy Holidays!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

As 2015 comes to a close and our anticipation of Santa’s arrival looms, we have shut down operations at the Rancho warehouse. The whole team is off on various adventures, most in search of rest and relaxation and time spent with their families. Heaven only knows they’ve put in a lot of hours over the… Read more »