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

Bella Viva Open House & Hughson Christmas Festival

Save the date! We’re excited to invite everyone to come visit, Saturday, December 2nd, and join us for our annual Holiday Open House and the Hughson Christmas Festival. We welcome you to enjoy complimentary coffee, hot apple cider, and free samples of our 2017 harvest. There will also be a 15% off sale on everything

Walnuts: Did you know?

California Red and “Brown” Walnuts – A Brief History: According to UC Davis, San Diego County was the first county in California to plant a walnut orchard and, by the 1940s, acreage had made its way north to the central valley. Today, more than half of California’s walnut acreage is based in San Joaquin, Stanislaus,

Farmer Spotlight: Bella Viva Walnuts

As the weather starts to cool off and the days become shorter, the walnut harvesting season starts to wrap up as well. The season usually begins in early October and lasts a few weeks. This time is extremely vital for the farmers and landowners to get all the harvesting finished in order to ensure great