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

Bees and Blossoms

Blossoms Bring Beauty to the Central Valley: California accounts for producing over two-thirds of the nation’s entire fruit and nut supply. Thousands of people travel to the Central Valley every year to see and take pictures of the spectacular sight of the fruit and nut trees in full bloom (01). In fact, there are hundreds

Farmer Spotlight: Organic Oranges

Twin Girls Farm Located in the crop-thriving county of Tulare, California is a family farm that grows our delicious organic navel oranges. Ignacio (Nacho) and Casamira (Cassi) Sanchez, owners of Twin Girls Farm, understand how fortunate California is regarding citrus. The vibrant colors and sweet juiciness combined with the lovely aroma of oranges can bring

Citrus: Did you know?

Health Facts: California citrus has the perfect balance of sweet and tangy bursts of flavors that hit our taste buds and refresh our bodies. Not only do oranges taste delicious and smell amazing, they’re incredibly healthy for us as well. According to multiple studies, like most citrus, both lemons and oranges are high in Vitamin

Citrus Greening Disease: Huanglongbing

What is Huanglongbing? There’s a bad pest that has been brutally attacking citrus around the globe and has the potential to devastate the California citrus industry. Huanglongbing (HLB), also known as citrus greening disease, is a disease caused by an Asian citrus psyllid. This type of insect specifically feeds off citrus leaves and stems, infecting

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Cookie Recipe

Persimmon Cookies: These cookies are chock full of walnuts and warm spices so they really are the perfect cookie for fall. They also freeze well, so you can make a bunch of them now to enjoy throughout the winter. Along with fresh persimmons and walnuts, we love to add Bella Viva dried cherries for a

Farmer Spotlight: Organic Persimmons

Inzana Ranch: If you’ve ever been fortunate enough to see persimmons at their peak harvest season, you know just how incredibly stunning they look! Their bright reddish, orange contrast against the cold, winter skies leaves nothing to be desired. Add the sweet, custard-like taste of the flesh and chances are you’ll be hooked. However, knowing