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Crop news: bringing in the harvest!

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Building and maintaining relationships with the farming families who grow and process our products has always been one of Rancho Vignola’s highest priorities.

Our family members have travelled the world to shake the hands of those we work with so closely, and we think this strong connection helps us to bring you the very best products available.
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Pandering to pumpkins! A visit to Schalk Müehle, Styria, Austria

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The soil appears baked dry under the relentless sun, but even with no rain in the forecast for this area of Austria – Styria – the farmer we’re visiting seems optimistic about a good harvest!

This region is famous for its Styrian pumpkin seeds, which is a sturdy crop with few predators and, fortunately, somewhat drought-resistant. We are here in Austria visiting Schalk Müehle, the third-generation farm and mill which produces and processes the dark green pumpkin seeds we bring to you each fall.
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Rhubarb Delights

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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 easy ways you can use it now while it is fresh!
Read more on “Rhubarb Delights” »

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Nuts about nuts? So are we!

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The farmers markets are back in full swing around our home province of BC, and with them comes an abundance of fresh local produce. One of the things we love to get at this time of year is fresh salad greens!

If you’re looking for a way to make your lunch or dinner salad a little more special, we would like to suggest – well – going a bit nuts with it!
Read more on “Nuts about nuts? So are we!” »

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Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!

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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 the Okanagan, and folks at the Coast have been enjoying nettle for weeks already.
Read more on “Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!” »

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Racing, travelling and bringing familiar foods to faraway places

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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 Silver Star and Rossland, BC.
Read more on “Racing, travelling and bringing familiar foods to faraway places” »

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Eat More Bars

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We love it when customers share recipes with us! We’re all big fans of food here at Rancho Vignola and we’re always up to trying out something new.

We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback from staff and customers who’ve enjoyed this recipe, so we wanted to make sure you got a chance to try it as well!

A big thank you to Marion for sharing this recipe with us.
Read more on “Eat More Bars” »

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Mangoes: Rancho’s product of the month

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With Christmas just around the corner, the days are becoming full of bright lights and bold colours, so it’s only fitting that our product of the month for December also stands out, not only by colour but also by taste.

While mangoes don’t necessarily make us think of singing carols or roasting chestnuts, they are certainly enjoyed year-round by millions worldwide.
Read more on “Mangoes: Rancho’s product of the month” »

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Date, Raisin and Apple Bars

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Rancho Vignola is so lucky to have customers who share their culinary creations with us, this one chock-full of healthy ingredients, containing no sugar and can be adapted to be completely gluten-free!

Rancho Vignola Harvest Sales are happening in our communities and the online Harvest Sale is coming up from December 1 to 15, so our minds are on the harvest.
Read more on “Date, Raisin and Apple Bars” »

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Sunflower seeds: Rancho’s product of the month

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Golden, sun-kissed and vibrant are words that are not commonly used to describe the month of November, which is why we here at Rancho thought it was only fitting to provide you with a little relief from the dreary grey of fall in the form of our product of the month: sunflower seeds!

The ultimate snack food, the number of nutrients packed inside these little kernels is vast.
Read more on “Sunflower seeds: Rancho’s product of the month” »

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blog
Crop news: bringing in the harvest!

Posted by & filed under article.

Building and maintaining relationships with the farming families who grow and process our products has always been one of Rancho Vignola’s highest priorities.

Our family members have travelled the world to shake the hands of those we work with so closely, and we think this strong connection helps us to bring you the very best products available.
Read more on “Crop news: bringing in the harvest!” »

Tags: , , , , , ,


Pandering to pumpkins! A visit to Schalk Müehle, Styria, Austria

Posted by & filed under article.

The soil appears baked dry under the relentless sun, but even with no rain in the forecast for this area of Austria – Styria – the farmer we’re visiting seems optimistic about a good harvest!

This region is famous for its Styrian pumpkin seeds, which is a sturdy crop with few predators and, fortunately, somewhat drought-resistant. We are here in Austria visiting Schalk Müehle, the third-generation farm and mill which produces and processes the dark green pumpkin seeds we bring to you each fall.
Read more on “Pandering to pumpkins! A visit to Schalk Müehle, Styria, Austria” »

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Rhubarb Delights

Posted by & filed under recipe.

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 easy ways you can use it now while it is fresh!
Read more on “Rhubarb Delights” »

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


Nuts about nuts? So are we!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

The farmers markets are back in full swing around our home province of BC, and with them comes an abundance of fresh local produce. One of the things we love to get at this time of year is fresh salad greens!

If you’re looking for a way to make your lunch or dinner salad a little more special, we would like to suggest – well – going a bit nuts with it!
Read more on “Nuts about nuts? So are we!” »

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


Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

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 the Okanagan, and folks at the Coast have been enjoying nettle for weeks already.
Read more on “Wild harvesting nettles, smoothie recipe and cooking inspiration!” »

Tags: , , , , , , , , ,


Racing, travelling and bringing familiar foods to faraway places

Posted by & filed under article.

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 Silver Star and Rossland, BC.
Read more on “Racing, travelling and bringing familiar foods to faraway places” »

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


Eat More Bars

Posted by & filed under recipe.

We love it when customers share recipes with us! We’re all big fans of food here at Rancho Vignola and we’re always up to trying out something new.

We’ve gotten lots of positive feedback from staff and customers who’ve enjoyed this recipe, so we wanted to make sure you got a chance to try it as well!

A big thank you to Marion for sharing this recipe with us.
Read more on “Eat More Bars” »

Tags: , , , , , , ,


Mangoes: Rancho’s product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

With Christmas just around the corner, the days are becoming full of bright lights and bold colours, so it’s only fitting that our product of the month for December also stands out, not only by colour but also by taste.

While mangoes don’t necessarily make us think of singing carols or roasting chestnuts, they are certainly enjoyed year-round by millions worldwide.
Read more on “Mangoes: Rancho’s product of the month” »

Tags: , , , , ,


Date, Raisin and Apple Bars

Posted by & filed under article, recipe.

Rancho Vignola is so lucky to have customers who share their culinary creations with us, this one chock-full of healthy ingredients, containing no sugar and can be adapted to be completely gluten-free!

Rancho Vignola Harvest Sales are happening in our communities and the online Harvest Sale is coming up from December 1 to 15, so our minds are on the harvest.
Read more on “Date, Raisin and Apple Bars” »

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


Sunflower seeds: Rancho’s product of the month

Posted by & filed under article.

Golden, sun-kissed and vibrant are words that are not commonly used to describe the month of November, which is why we here at Rancho thought it was only fitting to provide you with a little relief from the dreary grey of fall in the form of our product of the month: sunflower seeds!

The ultimate snack food, the number of nutrients packed inside these little kernels is vast.
Read more on “Sunflower seeds: Rancho’s product of the month” »

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