One of the sure signs of spring for me, besides more sunshine, is the sight of young nettle plants coming up. Stinging nettle is one of my favourite wild plants to harvest. It is the first edible spring green that I like to forage for and it is delicious! Nettle season is now upon us here in… Read more »
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March is here, the ski season is over halfway done and I’m currently midway through a trip in central Europe, gearing up for another few weeks of international racing! This winter has so far been an amazing whirlwind of racing, recovery and travel. The season kicked off in December with some NorAm (national-level) races at… Read more »
“My summer of training has been mostly dry-land training such as roller skiing, running and biking in and around Canmore, Alberta, but highlighted by a three-week, on-snow training camp in August at Snow Farm in New Zealand. Starting in May, the first few months of summer training are focused on building up our aerobic base,… Read more »
Welcome, October! Now that it is officially fall, it’s time to shift our focus to all things autumn. The nights are becoming cooler, the leaves are beginning to slip from the trees, and it’s time to break out those favourite harvest-time foods. One of my go-to snacks, raw, roasted or salted, hulled or in-shell, there’s… Read more »
With autumn just around the corner, it only seems fitting that this month we feature a Thanksgiving dinner staple: the cranberry! Small yet powerful, cranberries, also known as Vaccinium macrocarpon, bear berries, mossberries or fenberries, are small, round, ruby-coloured berries that pack a punch.
In a nutshell: the California summer is hot, but the almond harvest is anticipating a bumper crop; a price rise for Brazil nuts due to low rainfall in Peru; a bumper crop expected for pistachios; walnut prices remain stable; hemp seeds and pumpkin seeds prices are down; raisin prices remain stable; and overall, dried fruit… Read more »
We at Rancho Vignola are very excited to be among those welcoming our long-time staff member and ultra-athlete Shanda Hill back to Vernon after a month’s absence in Switzerland! Shanda has just finished the Swissultra Deca race in Buchs, Switzerland, which took place August 16 to 31.
Mark your calendars, everybody – it’s that time of year again! We’re currently busy contacting our farmers and suppliers to get the latest crop news and up-to-date pricing for this year’s harvest. Remember, buying wholesale is only available once a year in September, and it’s the absolute best way to get the products you want,… Read more »
This month we get to feature the blushing apricot – what a beauty! Sweet, tart, dense, chewy, dried apricots have it all going on. Add the impressive nutritional benefits and the gorgeous shades available, and we think you should definitely be adding these tasty gems into your diet on a regular basis.
Rancho Vignola had the honour to meet and spend an afternoon recently with the supplier of our delicious organic pumpkin seeds, Rainer Schalk, CEO of Schalk-Muehle. In Canada for the CHFA West Trade Show and Conference in Vancouver, we were delighted that he drove to Armstrong to visit us, tour the Rancho Vignola facility and… Read more »