Dried Citrus: Nature’s Wintery Jewels

Right now in California, the trees are loaded with dazzling Oranges and Lemons – zippy fruits that bring happy colors, flavors, aromas and nutrition to cold winter days. And now’s the time to enjoy them in their dried form – rind and all! Our Dried Orange Slices, Organic Dried Orange Slices, Dried Lemon Slices and

In the Kitchen: Apricot Walnut Scones

This easy and tasty scone recipe featuring Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Apricots, Walnut Pieces and Golden Thompson Raisins comes to us from Marcy Goldman, a Bella Viva fan from Montreal, Canada. Enjoy these make-again scones for breakfast, on your coffee break or gift them to friends and neighbors. Thanks, Marcy! Yields: 8 to 10 scones

In the Kitchen: Persimmon Walnut Energy Bits

These sweet and nutritious energy bits make great grab and go treats for the whole family! A healthy addition to teatime or stashed away in your desk or gym bag, they’re portable, fun and easy to make! This no-bake recipe features Bella Viva Orchards’ Dried Persimmons, Walnut Pieces, Organic Brown Flax Seed and Coconut. Yields:

Gifts and Chocolates: Happy Recipients Ahead!

When gifting your friends, family and business associates, it feels good to give them something that has some healthy virtues while looking really nice, right? We’re great at making this happen! Whether you want to give big or more modestly, we have just the right Gift Crates, Gift Baskets, Gift Trays and Chocolates to delight

Persimmons: Pure and Pretty Treats

The fall leaves are turning red and gold and that means its Persimmon harvest time! Grown by Bella Viva Orchards and our neighbor, our Hachiya persimmons taste like they have spices added – but it’s just Mother Nature’s way of giving you delight in each bite! Our Natural Dried Persimmons and Organic Dried Persimmons are

Fire up the Oven: Your Holiday Baking Essentials Are Here!

When you think of holiday baking, we’ll bet you think about nuts and dried fruits. That’s great, ‘cause we have your holiday baking essentials right here! While there are too many to mention, we’re highlighting just a few of our faves here! Holiday recipes calling for flour get healthier when you use our Almond Flour,

Wild for Walnuts: Goodness in Every Bite

In California’s Central Valley, the climate and soil conditions are ideal for Walnuts. So when fall comes around it means that these meaty nuts are on their way. This is great news if you have an active lifestyle, like to cook or just like Walnuts! All of our Walnuts are locally-grown and shelled for your

Pecans: A Fall Classic

Fall is underway here in California and as the leaves on the trees turn to yellow and gold, we dream of Pecans. While they are classic stars of pecan pie, these nuts, grown by our neighbor, are also spectacular in a wide variety of other recipes – or enjoyed au natural! As with all of

A Different Kind of Dating Scene: Medjools or Deglet Noors, Anyone?

There are dates. Then there are stress-free dates – these are the ones we’re talking about here! The sunny and warm Palm Desert region of Southern California is home to groves of Date palm trees, which produce candy-like fruits that can be enjoyed just as they are or in desert-inspired sweets, energy bars, salads and

Apples: A Fall Favorite!

If cooler fall days make you crave Apples you’re in luck, ‘cause we’ve just harvested and dried this year’s crop of Apples and they’re ready to enjoy now! We cut our Apple Rings with care so you get the best quality with each slice. Plus, if you’re a snacker or cook you’ll be excited to