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About Our Recipe Contest

Any recipes we receive, throughout the year, will automatically be entered into our annual recipe contest. Anyone can enter and all you have to do is submit a delicious recipe you enjoy that features at least one Rancho Vignola product.

The winner will receive $100 credit (which can be used during any of our online ordering periods) and their recipe will be featured on our site, in our newsletter, and shared at community events.

Deadline is August 1st—any recipes received after the deadline will automatically be entered into next year’s contest.

Don’t forget, a picture is worth a thousand words. If possible, please include a photo along with your submission.

If you wish to submit a recipe, we have provided some helpful tips on how to write a great recipe at the bottom of this page.

Winners

Discover the winning recipe from the previous year by visiting our “Contest Winners” page. Interested in participating in this year’s contest? The deadline is August 1st. Submit your recipe on our Submission page!

 

Contest Winners :

Hot Tamari Almonds

Carrot Cake Energy Bars

Mango Chutney

Customer Recipe Book

We are excited to announce that we will be releasing a digital booklet of our most popular recipes. This booklet will feature exceptional recipes created by customers and Rancho Vignola staff and family members. This project is our way of saying ‘thank you’ to everyone who has taken the time to share their recipes with the Rancho Vignola community. Stay tuned for more details.

Join our mailing list and you’ll receive a copy of our upcoming Rancho Vignola Recipe Book.

Helpful Tips:
How to Write a Great Recipe

While it not necessary to include an intro with your recipe submission, if you choose to, keep it short and sweet and from the heart—the idea is to introduce your recipe and make someone smile right before they begin to make it.

Before you type out your recipe, we suggest making it so you can take notes. When it’s time to type it out, you can refer to your notes to make sure your recipe is as accurate as possible and add any tips or techniques. 

Separate instructions with bullet points. This will encourage you to keep each step brief and make it much easier for any home cook to follow along. Share storage tips and indicate how long the product will last in an airtight container.

Testimonials

'I have been purchasing nuts and dried fruit from Rancho Vignola for many years. Where else can you get fresh from the tree products that will blow your mind when compared to shelf quality. Fresh is the name of their game! I love the fact that you can view and…

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'I have been purchasing nuts and dried fruit from Rancho Vignola for many years. Where else can you get fresh from the tree products that will blow your mind when compared to shelf quality. Fresh is the name of their game! I love the fact that you can view and taste the product prior to making a purchase. The staff are extremely knowledgeable about their products and recipes are available. I certainly look forward to this event each year and have found new customers eager to attend this year. Thanks for taking the time to provide us with wonderful nuts and fruit as well as plenty of ideas for Christmas presents.' -- Sheila Wheelhouse

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Sheila Wheelhouse

'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. What is great about this company? They deliver, promptly and accurately, high quality products. They travel around the globe to meet the producers in order to ensure the quality and availability of product. I appreciate receiving organic nuts/seeds/fruits. The…

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'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. What is great about this company? They deliver, promptly and accurately, high quality products. They travel around the globe to meet the producers in order to ensure the quality and availability of product. I appreciate receiving organic nuts/seeds/fruits. The freshness and flavour cannot be beat. Their high standards re service and quality of product have me returning time and again.' -- Denise Code

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Denise Code

'Good Food, Good Service, Excellent Value!'

Terry Duncan

'Amazing quality fruits, seeds and nuts. Fantastic, professional customer service. Such a great product line, and great people. I am excited to have been introduced to this company, and am looking forward to stocking up on an ongoing basis!'

Amie Roman

'I place a wholesale order every year, and find that the products are always fresh and delicious! I would recommend these products to anyone!'

Melissa Helmer

'I discovered Rancho Vignola in 2004 on Cortes Island and have never looked back! The nuts are the best quality and freshest. I order every Fall and have ALWAYS been very satisfied with the phone service, delivery and follow up. Thank you Rancho!'

Sue Warner

'About six years ago, a few friends and I discovered Rancho Vignola when searching for a school fundraiser. The fundraiser was such a success, everyone loves the quality of the products and we found the service exceptional. We have since been ordering every fall and love the ease of ordering…

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'About six years ago, a few friends and I discovered Rancho Vignola when searching for a school fundraiser. The fundraiser was such a success, everyone loves the quality of the products and we found the service exceptional. We have since been ordering every fall and love the ease of ordering and the great customer service. The products are delicious, and the recipes are a great way to share with friends and family.' -- Lisa Dorscheid

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Lisa Dorscheid

'Rancho Vignola fuels my family for years! Very loyal to ordering yearly because of the highest quality which saves me so much time & money but most importantly - it is our family culture to have a pantry full of healthy nuts, seeds & fruit. Surrounded by great recipes to…

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'Rancho Vignola fuels my family for years! Very loyal to ordering yearly because of the highest quality which saves me so much time & money but most importantly - it is our family culture to have a pantry full of healthy nuts, seeds & fruit. Surrounded by great recipes to encorporate the freshest nuts, seeds & baking supplies!' -- Jan Woodward Tafel

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Jan Woodward Tafel

'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. I live rurally and have mail ordered bulk as availability has always been a problem. I was more than pleasantly surprised at the freshness and quality of the nuts and fruits that I ordered and came to realize that…

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'I have been ordering from Rancho Vignola for over 10 years. I live rurally and have mail ordered bulk as availability has always been a problem. I was more than pleasantly surprised at the freshness and quality of the nuts and fruits that I ordered and came to realize that there was no going back. I try to order organic when I can and am happy that Rancho Vignola still offer the choice as sometimes I just cannot afford the organic choice. I have never been disappointed with the quality and appreciate the heads up that come in the newsletters they send out about their investigations around crop management and success or failures of the year. I always buy the gift packages for gifts as I ma pleased to pass on the wonderful product to my friends and family. Thank you for bringing the southern sunshine to our Canadian winters.' -- Penny Vere

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Penny Vere

'We LOVE Rancho Vignola! Wholesale Ordering is a breeze. The hardest part is simply deciding what you NEED, because you will WANT everything! The most fun is trying all those lovely little samples at the Harvest events, and catching up with friends. Rancho Vignola really is about community!'

Earl Makortoff

'Rancho Vignola is by far the best company I have ever dealt with. Their product always meets or exceeds expectations. Their staff is friendly and helpful. Delivery of product is on time and everything arrives in excellent condition. Did I say the product is fabulous? I have never been disappointed.…

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'Rancho Vignola is by far the best company I have ever dealt with. Their product always meets or exceeds expectations. Their staff is friendly and helpful. Delivery of product is on time and everything arrives in excellent condition. Did I say the product is fabulous? I have never been disappointed. When my Rancho Vignola order arrives, it is better than Christmas! Everything from dried fruit, nuts or confection is fresh and top of the line.' -- Pat Singer

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Pat Singer

'I've been eating Rancho products for nearly 20 years and have never had a bad experience. I'm always very pleased with the quality of the products and the service.'

Brianna Sarah

'Rancho is basically the best quality and freshest nuts and dried fruit short of living on the farm. Their dried fruit is unbelievable. It changed my life.'

Adam Schell

'For years I've heard from family and friends how great Rancho Vignola's products were and heard legendary stories of how much they spent at their annual sales. I used to think it was strange that people were so excited about nuts and dried fruit. What's the big deal? And I…

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'For years I've heard from family and friends how great Rancho Vignola's products were and heard legendary stories of how much they spent at their annual sales. I used to think it was strange that people were so excited about nuts and dried fruit. What's the big deal? And I would never spend that much on snacks! Until I wandered into their annual sale, nibbled on a few tasters and felt my eyes grow huge and my mouth water. I had no idea it could taste that good. I left my first annual sale like a veteran. A huge box of all sorts of nuts, fruit, candy, baking supplies, a solid hit on my credit card and looking forward to more. Yup, hooked!' -- Susan Armstrong

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Susan Armstrong

'The customer service is great....emails are actually responded to!!! I live in rural Alberta but like buying in bulk so Rancho has been a blessing for me! I love getting quality products but also have to watch my budget so was really glad when my price comparing came out with…

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'The customer service is great....emails are actually responded to!!! I live in rural Alberta but like buying in bulk so Rancho has been a blessing for me! I love getting quality products but also have to watch my budget so was really glad when my price comparing came out with Rancho on top!!!' -- Jeannie Windels

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Jeannie Windels

'Always fresh and yummy food! Excellent customer service!'

Sharon Davidson

'Everything we've tried from Rancho Vignola has been delicious and high quality!!'

Denea Maughan

'I absolutely love Rancho Vignola. I had always thought what I was buying was fresh and was I ever wrong. I can't get over the difference. We love having a large supply of nuts, seeds and dried fruits at our disposal, it makes such a difference in our cooking! Thanks…

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'I absolutely love Rancho Vignola. I had always thought what I was buying was fresh and was I ever wrong. I can't get over the difference. We love having a large supply of nuts, seeds and dried fruits at our disposal, it makes such a difference in our cooking! Thanks Rancho!' -- Aimee-Jo Benoit

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Aimee-Jo Benoit

'I love Rancho Vignola. Not only are the products amazing and my family has tried many of them, but we like supporting a local business that brings such great foods to our area. This is a unique and innovative business and I tell everyone about RV! Each year I do…

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'I love Rancho Vignola. Not only are the products amazing and my family has tried many of them, but we like supporting a local business that brings such great foods to our area. This is a unique and innovative business and I tell everyone about RV! Each year I do a wholesale order with friends and always get amazing, fresh products. Love RV!' -- Andrea J. Lee

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Andrea J. Lee

'I've ordered bulk nuts every fall for the past 6 years and it's the most economic and efficient way of buying bulk nuts and seeds!'

Ange Quinn