In the Kitchen: Cherry Scones

Easy to Make Cherry Scones: These fast and easy cherry scones are a flavor-packed and healthy way to enjoy Bella Viva Orchards’ sweet and plump Dried Cherries, our tasty Almond Flour and Sliced California Almonds. They have just the right amount of sweetness and flakiness and make a beautiful addition to your weekend brunch. They

Almond Flour: Your Nutrient-Packed Cooking Friend

All Natural Almond Flour: Yes, Almond Flour is gluten-free, low-carb and paleo-friendly, but it goes way beyond these dietary qualities. It can be used in place of wheat flour or combined with wheat flour in a wide variety of recipes, whether or not you observe a particular diet. This stuff is packed with protein and

Cherries Kickoff Stone Fruit Harvest 2018

It’s Cherry Time: California’s cherry season lasts from mid-May through June and we’re hard at work drying them. While the season goes by quickly, thanks to our Dried Cherries, you can enjoy them any time of the year. We offer six varieties of Cherries including Certified Organic and sulfur-free Natural – all packed with sweetness

Apricots are Ready

California Apricots: Spring days are growing longer in the Central Valley and our sun-ripened apricots have just been harvested. They’re picked when their sugars are perfectly developed and dried using our tried and true, centuries-old sun-drying method for optimal taste and texture. Sweet and slightly tart, they’re great eaten just as they are, or used

In the Kitchen: Spring Salad

Healthy, Easy, and Delicious Spring Salad: This fresh and delicious spring salad makes the perfect side dish or meal all by itself. Enjoy the sweet and chewy textures of dried blueberries and cranberries along with a crunchy boost in protein from our sliced almonds and sunflower seeds. Your taste buds will thank you for the

All About Berries

Gushing with succulent flavor ranging from sweet to tart, berries are bound to leave you feeling refreshed. There are many types of berries from around the world and many have been staples in our diets for centuries. A few of the common varieties most are familiar with include strawberries, blueberries and cranberries. Strawberries Strawberries are

In the Kitchen: Cranberry Energy Bites

Easy to Make Cranberry Energy Bites: These delicious cranberry energy bites are packed with dried cranberries, chia seeds, ground flax seeds, almonds and more, making them the perfect healthy snack! They will provide you with some of the best nutrients such as protein, fiber, iron, omega 3’s and fatty acids. Not to mention, these organic

A Brief History of Dried Fruit

Where It All Began: If you’re like a lot of people, you enjoy snacking on dried fruit. Have you ever stopped to think about how the idea of drying came about? Drying fruit has been around for centuries and is the process of extracting most of the original water content from the fruit. When fresh

In the Kitchen: Healthy Homemade Granola

Easy to Make Granola Recipe: Quick, easy, and healthy, you can’t go wrong with this homemade Bella Viva granola. This flourless, crunchy snack is packed with flavor and healthy fats! Unlike traditional granola, this recipe uses nuts and flax seed as the base which contain omega-3 fatty acids. You can even add 1 cup of

California Water Outlook 2018

Heat Waves and Cold Spells: We are concerned California might be approaching another dry season despite experiencing a hint of healthy, wet weather over the past three months. Although spring just arrived, the weather can’t seem to make up its mind as to which season it is. In the first week of February, many cities