From the farm to your community


blog
Blackberry Chia Jam

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0337R-sqMany people I know stay away from making jams, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task!

This recipe is flexible, easy and fast, doesn’t require purchasing any pectin or thickener, and no need to figure out how to can, as it can be easily kept in the freezer and thawed as needed.

You can make large batches, or try adding in some other fruit (blackberry and blueberry anyone?). The possibilities are endless.
Read more on “Blackberry Chia Jam” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


What do our sponsored athletes like best about Rancho’s products?

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Sochi2014

Josh Dueck bringing home the gold from Sochi 2014.

All our sponsored athletes said the fresh flavour, the convenience of having the products on hand to make great food on the go and the ability to travel the country with food that helps fuel their workouts and their competition is what makes Rancho unique.
Read more on “What do our sponsored athletes like best about Rancho’s products?” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


All about: Hazelnuts

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

hazlenuts

©Horst Frank

Hazelnuts, also commonly known as filberts, are produced by the hazel tree.

People have been cultivating hazelnuts for approximately 9,000 years.

Hazelnuts are now grown all over the world, with Turkey being the largest producer by a large margin, followed by Italy and the USA.

We source our nuts from a lesser-known area for hazelnut production: the Fraser Valley of BC, Canada.
Read more on “All about: Hazelnuts” »

Tags: ,


Rancho Vignola’s wholesale ordering season has begun!

Posted by & filed under article.

5212078537_341f22a45d_b-sq

The smell of autumn is in the air, and for Rancho Vignola that means we are launching into our new season.

Download our 2014 price list or begin ordering on our online system.

We have lots to talk about in crop news this year. Our farmers and producers have had another interesting season.

Ever thought about starting a wholesale buying club?

Here is a fun little infographic to share with your friends about the bonus of buying together. Tip: Download this infographic or embed it in your own site by scrolling to the bottom of this post and choosing its width, then selecting the image URL from the field and copying and pasting it.
Read more on “Rancho Vignola’s wholesale ordering season has begun!” »

Download this infographic.

Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Mango & Fig Smoothie

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0014R-sqWhile I know most smoothie lovers usually use fresh or frozen fruit, reconstituting dried fruit is another great alternative, especially in the winter months when fresh fruit is hard to find and can be very expensive.

The other benefit to using dried fruit is that you can buy in bulk (wholesale ordering is coming up soon!) and keep it for the year to use as you need it.

Dried fruit can also help to reduce food waste from spoilage.

We hope you enjoy this bright and flavourful smoothie!
Read more on “Mango & Fig Smoothie” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


The Challenge Triathlon in Penticton, BC, with our own Shanda Hill

Posted by & filed under article, video.

Shanda and I at the Rancho booth at the Challenge Expo.

Shanda and me at the Rancho booth at the Challenge Expo.

Can you imagine waking up on a Sunday, heading to the lake in beautiful Penticton, BC and participating in a 3.9-kilometre swim, a 180-kilometre bike ride (total climb of 1098.24 metres) and a 42.2-kilometre run?

Well, a whole lot of amazing folks did partictipate in such an event, just this past weekend, and Rancho Vignola was there selling them some nutty fuel for the big race!

Our own Shanda Hill (sponsored athlete of Rancho Vignola and just an all around awesome girl!) raced her HEART out in her first-ever triathlon, and Rancho Vignola was there to help fuel her.
Read more on “The Challenge Triathlon in Penticton, BC, with our own Shanda Hill” »

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Recipes from Turkey

Posted by & filed under recipe.

Sue and Selin discuss the preparation process for the stuffed apricots.

We’ve had such a great response to our summer newsletter, and wanted to share a few of the recipes from Sue and Richard’s cooking class in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to everyone who entered for the gift basket giveaway; the contest is now closed and we’ll be drawing a name for the lucky winner on September 1st!

These delightful recipes are sure to fill your kitchen with wonderful smells, and are a feast for your eyes and mouth.

Thank you to Selin Rozanes from Turkish Flavours for sharing these great recipes.

You can find more information about Turkish Flavours here or by searching Turkish Flavours or Turkish Cooking Classes Istanbul on Facebook.
Read more on “Recipes from Turkey” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Posted by & filed under article.

Canadian living legend Ian Tyson singing about the cowboy life on the main stage.

Canadian living legend Ian Tyson singing about the cowboy life on the main stage.

Rancho Vignola is a proud sponsor of the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, every year.

Providing some of our favourite music festivals in BC with our great food has been a tradition the Vignolas have been invested in for more than 20 years!

The music, the crew and the volunteers really make this festival an incredible weekend.

So many great acts to discover and so many amazing people having a great time.

Here are a couple of stellar photos documenting the fun.
Read more on “Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival” »

Tags: , , ,


Blueberry, Pomegranate & Flax Smoothie

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0683R-sq

Treat your taste buds with this delicious, antioxidant-rich smoothie.

It’s a great way to start your morning or perk you up as an afternoon snack!

For more great Rancho Vignola recipes, check out our recipes page.

There’s also a link on that page to a form through which you can upload your own favourite recipes, or go directly to it by clicking this link.
Read more on “Blueberry, Pomegranate & Flax Smoothie” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,



blog
Blackberry Chia Jam

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0337R-sqMany people I know stay away from making jams, but it doesn’t have to be a daunting task!

This recipe is flexible, easy and fast, doesn’t require purchasing any pectin or thickener, and no need to figure out how to can, as it can be easily kept in the freezer and thawed as needed.

You can make large batches, or try adding in some other fruit (blackberry and blueberry anyone?). The possibilities are endless.
Read more on “Blackberry Chia Jam” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,


What do our sponsored athletes like best about Rancho’s products?

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Sochi2014

Josh Dueck bringing home the gold from Sochi 2014.

All our sponsored athletes said the fresh flavour, the convenience of having the products on hand to make great food on the go and the ability to travel the country with food that helps fuel their workouts and their competition is what makes Rancho unique.
Read more on “What do our sponsored athletes like best about Rancho’s products?” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


All about: Hazelnuts

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

hazlenuts

©Horst Frank

Hazelnuts, also commonly known as filberts, are produced by the hazel tree.

People have been cultivating hazelnuts for approximately 9,000 years.

Hazelnuts are now grown all over the world, with Turkey being the largest producer by a large margin, followed by Italy and the USA.

We source our nuts from a lesser-known area for hazelnut production: the Fraser Valley of BC, Canada.
Read more on “All about: Hazelnuts” »

Tags: ,


Rancho Vignola’s wholesale ordering season has begun!

Posted by & filed under article.

5212078537_341f22a45d_b-sq

The smell of autumn is in the air, and for Rancho Vignola that means we are launching into our new season.

Download our 2014 price list or begin ordering on our online system.

We have lots to talk about in crop news this year. Our farmers and producers have had another interesting season.

Ever thought about starting a wholesale buying club?

Here is a fun little infographic to share with your friends about the bonus of buying together. Tip: Download this infographic or embed it in your own site by scrolling to the bottom of this post and choosing its width, then selecting the image URL from the field and copying and pasting it.
Read more on “Rancho Vignola’s wholesale ordering season has begun!” »

Download this infographic.

Embed Our Infographic On Your Site!

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Mango & Fig Smoothie

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0014R-sqWhile I know most smoothie lovers usually use fresh or frozen fruit, reconstituting dried fruit is another great alternative, especially in the winter months when fresh fruit is hard to find and can be very expensive.

The other benefit to using dried fruit is that you can buy in bulk (wholesale ordering is coming up soon!) and keep it for the year to use as you need it.

Dried fruit can also help to reduce food waste from spoilage.

We hope you enjoy this bright and flavourful smoothie!
Read more on “Mango & Fig Smoothie” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


The Challenge Triathlon in Penticton, BC, with our own Shanda Hill

Posted by & filed under article, video.

Shanda and I at the Rancho booth at the Challenge Expo.

Shanda and me at the Rancho booth at the Challenge Expo.

Can you imagine waking up on a Sunday, heading to the lake in beautiful Penticton, BC and participating in a 3.9-kilometre swim, a 180-kilometre bike ride (total climb of 1098.24 metres) and a 42.2-kilometre run?

Well, a whole lot of amazing folks did partictipate in such an event, just this past weekend, and Rancho Vignola was there selling them some nutty fuel for the big race!

Our own Shanda Hill (sponsored athlete of Rancho Vignola and just an all around awesome girl!) raced her HEART out in her first-ever triathlon, and Rancho Vignola was there to help fuel her.
Read more on “The Challenge Triathlon in Penticton, BC, with our own Shanda Hill” »

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Recipes from Turkey

Posted by & filed under recipe.

Sue and Selin discuss the preparation process for the stuffed apricots.

We’ve had such a great response to our summer newsletter, and wanted to share a few of the recipes from Sue and Richard’s cooking class in Istanbul, Turkey. Thanks to everyone who entered for the gift basket giveaway; the contest is now closed and we’ll be drawing a name for the lucky winner on September 1st!

These delightful recipes are sure to fill your kitchen with wonderful smells, and are a feast for your eyes and mouth.

Thank you to Selin Rozanes from Turkish Flavours for sharing these great recipes.

You can find more information about Turkish Flavours here or by searching Turkish Flavours or Turkish Cooking Classes Istanbul on Facebook.
Read more on “Recipes from Turkey” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival

Posted by & filed under article.

Canadian living legend Ian Tyson singing about the cowboy life on the main stage.

Canadian living legend Ian Tyson singing about the cowboy life on the main stage.

Rancho Vignola is a proud sponsor of the Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival, every year.

Providing some of our favourite music festivals in BC with our great food has been a tradition the Vignolas have been invested in for more than 20 years!

The music, the crew and the volunteers really make this festival an incredible weekend.

So many great acts to discover and so many amazing people having a great time.

Here are a couple of stellar photos documenting the fun.
Read more on “Salmon Arm Roots & Blues Festival” »

Tags: , , ,


Blueberry, Pomegranate & Flax Smoothie

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0683R-sq

Treat your taste buds with this delicious, antioxidant-rich smoothie.

It’s a great way to start your morning or perk you up as an afternoon snack!

For more great Rancho Vignola recipes, check out our recipes page.

There’s also a link on that page to a form through which you can upload your own favourite recipes, or go directly to it by clicking this link.
Read more on “Blueberry, Pomegranate & Flax Smoothie” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,