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Athlete update ~ ladies first

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With the winter ski season in full swing and most of the fast-moving Rancho season under our belts, we thought it was high time we caught up with some of our sponsored athletes! While most of us are starting to bundle up, dread the darker, colder mornings, light the fireplaces and drag out the hot… Read more »


Reflections on Harvest Events, now and then…

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As we are currently in the midst of the many Harvest Events which take place throughout BC and Alberta each November, I find myself thinking about those early days in Alberta, back when we called them Truckload Sales. In those years, we had only two major Harvest Events, each held in large workshops on Mennonite… Read more »


Harvest Events near you!

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Since the conclusion of the 2015 wholesale ordering in September, we’ve been busy preparing for our annual Harvest Events. Our dedicated team have been spending their days receiving and packaging this year’s bounty, all in our Armstrong warehouse. Each fall we bring the freshest and highest-quality products direct to the consumer in various communities in… Read more »


Pistachios: Rancho product of the week

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GROWTH and PRODUCTION In the early 1930s pistachio trees were planted as an experiment in the arid climate of California. A decade of research and breeding resulted in one particularly hearty variety, named Kerman. Commercial cultivation of pistachios expanded across the Central Valley of California by the 1960s. Today there are more than 100,000 acres… Read more »


Progress report

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It’s that time of year again: the Rancho warehouse and office are abuzz! This year we have welcomed a few new faces into the fold and are always happy to see returning seasonal employees. As we are finalizing September’s wholesale orders product is starting to arrive from our suppliers. Some of our crops come from… Read more »


Raisins: Rancho product of the week

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GROWTH and PRODUCTION It takes about four tons of grapes to make one ton of raisins. One-third of the weight of every grape is water! Some 97% of all raisins produced in California are made from the Sultana grape variety, making it the most widely planted grape for raisin production. The Sultana is a thin-skinned… Read more »


Our eternal gratitude

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Another wholesale ordering season has come to a close and there are too few words to express how grateful we are to each of our customers. This is our 35th year of being able to bring you the “Best of the New Crop” and we truly could not do it without such fabulous people. Each harvest… Read more »


Cashews: Rancho product of the week

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Growth and Production The cashew nut, while native to Brazil, is now commonly cultivated in 32 countries around the world. They are very sensitive to frost, moisture and cooler climates; they can’t even tolerate California, thus they are not grown in the USA. The traditional cashew tree can grow up to fourteen metres tall; however,… Read more »


Almonds: Rancho product of the week

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Growth and Production Approximately 80% of the world’s almond crops are harvested from the drought-stricken state of California. They are ranked as California’s top agricultural export and largest tree nut crop in both dollar value and land usage. With close to 900,000 acres of mature orchards in the Central Valley, almonds are a crop that… Read more »


2015 wholesale season, here we come!

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Welcome to the beginning of our 2015 wholesale season and 35th anniversary! We’ve had a busy few weeks talking to the people who grow and produce the many delicious products we carry, we’re hearing great things about this year’s crops and we’re excited to be bringing another harvest to you. We’re also excited to announce… Read more »



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Posts Categorized: article

Athlete update ~ ladies first

Posted by & filed under article.

With the winter ski season in full swing and most of the fast-moving Rancho season under our belts, we thought it was high time we caught up with some of our sponsored athletes! While most of us are starting to bundle up, dread the darker, colder mornings, light the fireplaces and drag out the hot… Read more »


Reflections on Harvest Events, now and then…

Posted by & filed under article.

As we are currently in the midst of the many Harvest Events which take place throughout BC and Alberta each November, I find myself thinking about those early days in Alberta, back when we called them Truckload Sales. In those years, we had only two major Harvest Events, each held in large workshops on Mennonite… Read more »


Harvest Events near you!

Posted by & filed under article, video.

Since the conclusion of the 2015 wholesale ordering in September, we’ve been busy preparing for our annual Harvest Events. Our dedicated team have been spending their days receiving and packaging this year’s bounty, all in our Armstrong warehouse. Each fall we bring the freshest and highest-quality products direct to the consumer in various communities in… Read more »


Pistachios: Rancho product of the week

Posted by & filed under article.

GROWTH and PRODUCTION In the early 1930s pistachio trees were planted as an experiment in the arid climate of California. A decade of research and breeding resulted in one particularly hearty variety, named Kerman. Commercial cultivation of pistachios expanded across the Central Valley of California by the 1960s. Today there are more than 100,000 acres… Read more »


Progress report

Posted by & filed under article.

It’s that time of year again: the Rancho warehouse and office are abuzz! This year we have welcomed a few new faces into the fold and are always happy to see returning seasonal employees. As we are finalizing September’s wholesale orders product is starting to arrive from our suppliers. Some of our crops come from… Read more »


Raisins: Rancho product of the week

Posted by & filed under article.

GROWTH and PRODUCTION It takes about four tons of grapes to make one ton of raisins. One-third of the weight of every grape is water! Some 97% of all raisins produced in California are made from the Sultana grape variety, making it the most widely planted grape for raisin production. The Sultana is a thin-skinned… Read more »


Our eternal gratitude

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Another wholesale ordering season has come to a close and there are too few words to express how grateful we are to each of our customers. This is our 35th year of being able to bring you the “Best of the New Crop” and we truly could not do it without such fabulous people. Each harvest… Read more »


Cashews: Rancho product of the week

Posted by & filed under article.

Growth and Production The cashew nut, while native to Brazil, is now commonly cultivated in 32 countries around the world. They are very sensitive to frost, moisture and cooler climates; they can’t even tolerate California, thus they are not grown in the USA. The traditional cashew tree can grow up to fourteen metres tall; however,… Read more »


Almonds: Rancho product of the week

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Growth and Production Approximately 80% of the world’s almond crops are harvested from the drought-stricken state of California. They are ranked as California’s top agricultural export and largest tree nut crop in both dollar value and land usage. With close to 900,000 acres of mature orchards in the Central Valley, almonds are a crop that… Read more »


2015 wholesale season, here we come!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Welcome to the beginning of our 2015 wholesale season and 35th anniversary! We’ve had a busy few weeks talking to the people who grow and produce the many delicious products we carry, we’re hearing great things about this year’s crops and we’re excited to be bringing another harvest to you. We’re also excited to announce… Read more »