Category: Blog

Prunes and Pluots are Ready!

Would it help if we called our Prunes dried plums instead? No matter what you call ‘em, they’re big, plump and soft – and delicious! And if you’re wondering what Dried Flavor Grenade Pluots are, you’re in for a treat. Our Flavor Grenade Pluots are a happy hybrid between plums (yes, prunes) and apricots. They’ve

Falling for Figs

Grown on fragrant, leafy trees right here in Central California, our plump, soft and lightly sweet Figs are harvested at their peak and dried with care so you can enjoy them anytime. Mediterranean in origin, Figs lend themselves especially well to dishes of this region, including savory entrees enjoyed by vegetarians and carnivores alike and

Almonds Abound!

‘Round here, it’s Almond country – and the world loves Almonds from Central California! Right now there’s excitement in the air as our prized Almonds are harvested and shelled for your enjoyment and convenience. These plump nuts are ready in time for holiday bakers to fire up their ovens, for health-conscious diners to add to

Pears, Please! A Bella Viva Favorite

Pop a bite of Bella Viva Orchards beautiful Dried Pears in your mouth and you’ll see why they’re a customer favorite! Grown with love, and hand-harvested, we are drying our pears right now. They’re cut to show off their natural bell shape, making them a beautiful addition to your diet any way you choose to

In the Kitchen: Mango-Pineapple Energy Bars

These sweet and tropical energy bars can be enjoyed as a morning treat with your coffee or tea, as a snack while enjoying the outdoors, or as a dessert when you want a taste of paradise. This recipe features Bella Viva Orchards’ Organic Mangoes, Pineapple and Coconut, our Raw California Almonds and our Organic Brown

Organic Dried Mango: Your Tropical Summer Treat

Mangoes! Want to take your taste buds to the tropics, where the sun is warm, the days are long and the trees sway in a gentle breeze? We have just the solution. It’s our Dried Mangoes! Bella Viva Orchards brings you these orangey-pink fleshed fruits with a burst of sweet sunshine in every bite. Dried

Chia Seeds: A Mighty Little Seed

Way Beyond Green Hair on Terra Cotta! Thankfully the time has come when these mighty little seeds have moved into the spotlight as a superfood and aren’t just sprouted “hair” on a figurine. They’ve earned a reputation for being among the healthiest foods on earth because they’re teeming with nutrients that support great health for

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