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

Persimmons: Did you know?

California Persimmons – A Brief History: The most common varieties of persimmons in the United States are the ‘Hachiya’ and ‘Fuyu’ (01). They were introduced in the mid-1800’s when they were brought over from Japan by Commodore Matthew Perry (02). He is responsible for opening trade between the United States and Japan (03). These two

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Pudding Recipe

Persimmon Pudding: Both fresh and dried persimmons carry a uniquely delicious and hearty flavor. Fresh persimmons have a smooth texture while our dried persimmons have a chewy, candy-like texture. While many people prefer to eat our dried persimmons straight out of the bag, fresh persimmons are outstanding to use in recipes; including the following persimmon

Persimmon Facts

Health Facts: The robust chewiness of the dried persimmon is nothing short of delicious. Add health benefits to the mix and you won’t want to waste another minute without them! Sometimes referred to by its Greek scientific name of “the divine fruit,” (1) persimmons are jam-packed with certain antioxidants which, according to drhealthbenefits.com, can help

In the Kitchen: White Chocolate Bark Recipe

White Chocolate Bark with Pistachios & Cranberries: Make this super easy and delicious holiday treat that will impress your family and friends this holiday season! Cook Time: 15 mins Serves: 6 Ingredients: 24 oz. (two 12 oz. bags) white chocolate chips 2 cups pistachios (no shell) 2 cups dried cranberries Sea salt to taste (optional)

In the Kitchen: Baked Pears

Baked Pears with Bella Viva Walnuts: The hearty flavor of walnuts make them so versatile when using in recipes. The nutty crunch brings a regular meal to a whole new level. Don’t be surprised if your palette will be begging for more in no time. Walnuts pair so well with countless flavors. So many in