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Flax seeds: Rancho product of the month

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Canada is the number-one producer of flax in the world, generating over 368,000 metric tonnes annually, followed closely by China, Russia and India. The cool and humid temperatures of various parts of North America make the flax plant an ideal crop. It is easy to grow, with the right soil and right conditions, as it… Read more »


Wholesale update

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The first two weeks of the 2016 wholesale ordering season has come and gone already, the leaves are turning colour, and soon enough the snow will be flying! Customer orders started coming in pretty much the second we opened for ordering and they haven’t stopped since. We have so much love and appreciation for our… Read more »


Wholesale ordering season is upon us

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Thus marks the opening of our 2016 wholesale ordering season! Like most years, this one has gone by quickly, but we are looking forward to what the season has in store for us. Our focus this year is environmental – a topic that has always been close to our hearts, but we are taking it… Read more »


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 »



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Posts Categorized: article

Flax seeds: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

Canada is the number-one producer of flax in the world, generating over 368,000 metric tonnes annually, followed closely by China, Russia and India. The cool and humid temperatures of various parts of North America make the flax plant an ideal crop. It is easy to grow, with the right soil and right conditions, as it… Read more »


Wholesale update

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

The first two weeks of the 2016 wholesale ordering season has come and gone already, the leaves are turning colour, and soon enough the snow will be flying! Customer orders started coming in pretty much the second we opened for ordering and they haven’t stopped since. We have so much love and appreciation for our… Read more »


Wholesale ordering season is upon us

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Thus marks the opening of our 2016 wholesale ordering season! Like most years, this one has gone by quickly, but we are looking forward to what the season has in store for us. Our focus this year is environmental – a topic that has always been close to our hearts, but we are taking it… Read more »


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

Posted by & filed under article.

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

Posted by & filed under article.

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

Posted by & filed under article.

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 »