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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

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DSC_0115R-sqIf you’re looking for more ways to save time in the kitchen while making nutritious food, try making some hummus.

It’s so versatile and easy to make that I keep some on hand at all times. It’s the perfect busy-day snack with some crackers, added to a sandwich or to dip some veggies in. I always make a larger batch than I need at the time, as it freezes very well.
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Walnuts: Rancho product of the month

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walnuts-sqWalnuts 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 exposure to atmospheric oxygen.
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Hoppy Easter!

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Easter_bunny-sqTime 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 for the upcoming period of planning and preparation. Plenty of work to do to get ready for the next wholesale ordering season!
Read more on “Hoppy Easter!” »

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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 volume discounts on orders over $100, you can get an extra sweet deal!

Check out the recipes below for inspiration on how to use some of our incredible products discounted 25%, aka “**Super Special**” items.
Read more on “Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!” »

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Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month

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chia-seeds-in-a-bow-sqCha-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 broccoli sprouts? That’s like two superfoods in one!

Try sprouting them at home ~ like any microgreen, they make a fresh and nutrient-packed addition to salads and soups!
Read more on “Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month” »

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Spring Clearance Sale: March 1 to 15

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pistachio orchardIf 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 from year to year, thus this is your chance to fill up your freezer (while getting great discounts!) as we empty our warehouse to make room for the next harvest.
Read more on “Spring Clearance Sale: March 1 to 15” »

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Romancing the pecan

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turtles-sqLove 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 sum of the people who make it up, the realization of a community we’ve built up around ourselves.
Read more on “Romancing the pecan” »

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Easy meal idea: One-Pan Roasted Veggies

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DSC_0221R-768x1152-sqLooking for an easy vegetable-based meal to prepare? It doesn’t get much easier than this. You can enjoy it as is or serve it with rice, quinoa or any other grain.

It’s also delicious to add on top of your pasta with some tomato sauce.

If I know I’m going to have a long day ahead of time, I will chop all the vegetables and toss them in a bowl with the spices, oil and my favourite nuts in the morning (or sometimes the night before).
Read more on “Easy meal idea: One-Pan Roasted Veggies” »

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Happy Holidays!

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photo-1430132594682-16e1185b17c5-sqAs 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 last couple of months!
Read more on “Happy Holidays!” »

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Donation Day!

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IMG_1035-sqMusic, fun, food and families were the focus during Rancho Vignola’s annual Donation Day event at our Armstrong warehouse on Saturday, December 12.

Our staff, family members and friends all came together to volunteer their time to package up thousands of pounds of nuts, dried fruit and sweet treats for numerous food banks across BC and Alberta.

Many of our staff love the opportunity Donation Day provides to bring their children “to work,” so they get to see what their parents have been doing during the last few busy months.
Read more on “Donation Day!” »

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Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0115R-sqIf you’re looking for more ways to save time in the kitchen while making nutritious food, try making some hummus.

It’s so versatile and easy to make that I keep some on hand at all times. It’s the perfect busy-day snack with some crackers, added to a sandwich or to dip some veggies in. I always make a larger batch than I need at the time, as it freezes very well.
Read more on “Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus” »

Tags: , , , , , ,


Walnuts: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

walnuts-sqWalnuts 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 exposure to atmospheric oxygen.
Read more on “Walnuts: Rancho product of the month” »

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Hoppy Easter!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Easter_bunny-sqTime 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 for the upcoming period of planning and preparation. Plenty of work to do to get ready for the next wholesale ordering season!
Read more on “Hoppy Easter!” »

Tags: , , , , ,


Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!

Posted by & filed under article.

DSC_0046B square

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 volume discounts on orders over $100, you can get an extra sweet deal!

Check out the recipes below for inspiration on how to use some of our incredible products discounted 25%, aka “**Super Special**” items.
Read more on “Spring Clearance Sale: last chance!” »

Tags: , , ,


Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

chia-seeds-in-a-bow-sqCha-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 broccoli sprouts? That’s like two superfoods in one!

Try sprouting them at home ~ like any microgreen, they make a fresh and nutrient-packed addition to salads and soups!
Read more on “Chia seeds: Rancho product of the month” »

Tag:


Spring Clearance Sale: March 1 to 15

Posted by & filed under article.

pistachio orchardIf 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 from year to year, thus this is your chance to fill up your freezer (while getting great discounts!) as we empty our warehouse to make room for the next harvest.
Read more on “Spring Clearance Sale: March 1 to 15” »

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


Romancing the pecan

Posted by & filed under article, recipe, video.

turtles-sqLove 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 sum of the people who make it up, the realization of a community we’ve built up around ourselves.
Read more on “Romancing the pecan” »

Tags: , ,


Easy meal idea: One-Pan Roasted Veggies

Posted by & filed under recipe.

DSC_0221R-768x1152-sqLooking for an easy vegetable-based meal to prepare? It doesn’t get much easier than this. You can enjoy it as is or serve it with rice, quinoa or any other grain.

It’s also delicious to add on top of your pasta with some tomato sauce.

If I know I’m going to have a long day ahead of time, I will chop all the vegetables and toss them in a bowl with the spices, oil and my favourite nuts in the morning (or sometimes the night before).
Read more on “Easy meal idea: One-Pan Roasted Veggies” »

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


Happy Holidays!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

photo-1430132594682-16e1185b17c5-sqAs 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 last couple of months!
Read more on “Happy Holidays!” »

Tags: , , , ,


Donation Day!

Posted by & filed under article.

IMG_1035-sqMusic, fun, food and families were the focus during Rancho Vignola’s annual Donation Day event at our Armstrong warehouse on Saturday, December 12.

Our staff, family members and friends all came together to volunteer their time to package up thousands of pounds of nuts, dried fruit and sweet treats for numerous food banks across BC and Alberta.

Many of our staff love the opportunity Donation Day provides to bring their children “to work,” so they get to see what their parents have been doing during the last few busy months.
Read more on “Donation Day!” »

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