In the kitchen: Peaches and Cream (Cheese)

Lets get Peachy: Make your summer peachy with this easy and versatile recipe for Peach Cream Cheese. This cream cheese makes the perfect recipe for a pool party or outdoor grilling. Learn to rehydrate dried fruit and try something new. This recipe is so simple! Using only two ingredients, you can make peach cream cheese.

White Nectarines: Sweet, Summer Treat

Ready and Sweeter than Ever: Our drying yard is filled with the fragrance of sweet California nectarines and we can’t wait to share them with you! We hand-pick our nectarines to ensure you get the best of the harvest and slice them with care so you can enjoy beautiful, consistent pieces. Our plump California White

Peach Harvest: Feelin’ Like Summer

Peaches are in Season! At Bella Viva Orchards, the taste of summer shines through in our Dried Peaches. We sustainably grow our own peaches and pick them at the peak of the season when they’re bursting with naturally sweet peach flavor. When harvested, these peaches are some of the biggest, most flavorful and sweetest you’ll

Organic California Strawberries

We’re Back and Berry Good! Everyone at Bella Viva Orchards is excited that our Certified Organic Dried Strawberries are back! Grown nearby in Watsonville by FeNella’s Berries and dried by Bella Viva Orchards, this year’s harvest is especially flavorful – and available for just a limited time. These beautiful large Organic Strawberries come to us

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