It is rhubarb season! Rhubarb is a wonderful perennial plant to have in the garden – so easy to grow and care for. If you have an abundance of rhubarb and no time to use it, you can easily chop up the stalks and freeze it for later use, but let’s talk about some delicious and… Read more »
Posts Tagged: organic nuts
We had the great pleasure here at Rancho Vignola to welcome Christine and Colin Rijks of Serendip Organic Macadamia Plantation of Australia’s east coast. Sue and Natalia Vignola spent a lovely Sunday afternoon touring the visiting couple around a few Lake Country wineries, then Rancho Vignola’s offices and warehouse the next day.
This weekend we are still busy at our annual Harvest Events in Sidney and Abbotsford, BC! We also are opening the virtual doors to our December online Harvest Event! If you weren’t able to get the products you wanted or you didn’t buy enough of what you need, you can very easily order online, with… Read more »
We can’t express how excited we are to be heading to Vancouver Island to set up our South Island Harvest Event! This has been many years in the making. We finally buckled down, found a great hall to host us (The Mary Winspear Centre in Sidney) and got the ball rolling to make this happen… Read more »
Airdrie, Alberta, has become basically a sprawling suburb of Calgary, geographically speaking. But the people of Airdrie really identify themselves through their love of community and their welcoming spirit. Which they need! Airdrie is one of the fastest-growing cities in Canada! It’s easy to see why Airdrie is growing so quickly, what with the proximity… Read more »
Our roots in Alberta are deep. The Vignolas have been travelling to the Camrose area for more than 30 years to sell their fresh-crop products. With the support of many communities, Rancho Vignola’s once-a-year events grew out of their humble beginnings and into the Camrose Regional Exhibition which has hosted our events for the past 13… Read more »
Everyone gets excited when Rancho pulls into town, especially our wonderful staff. Since 1998, Rancho Vignola has been setting up an event in Vernon, BC, their home base, at various halls in the community. For the past five years, Rancho has been at the Vernon Recreation Centre Auditorium, where we can really spread out and… Read more »
We call them cashews nuts, but they are actually seeds! They are the seed of the cashew fruit, and it’s a big deal to make them edible. Yup, you read that right: cashews are not edible right off the tree. The fruit is, but the “seeds” must be processed first. You wouldn’t die if you… Read more »
Mardelle Hanson is a long-time customer of ours, and a good friend of Sue and Richard Vignola. You’ll love her biscotti recipe. Try it today! FYI: Biscotti is the plural form of the mediaeval Latin word biscotto, meaning “twice-baked/cooked.” They were a valuable staple to the Roman legions because their shelf life was very long.
In 2012, Richard Vignola made an epic trip into the depths of the Amazon jungle to see what the Brazil nut harvest looked like. What an adventure he had. A journey never to be forgotten. Brazil nuts are fascinating! Not only because they are such a large nut, but they also only grow in the… Read more »