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

In the Kitchen: Date and Pecan Bread

Whip up a loaf of this easy, flavorful bread to enjoy Bella Viva Orchards’ plump Dates and shelled Pecans. This bread makes a great grab-and-go breakfast or a treat with coffee or tea in the afternoon. Make extras and give as gifts to your friends and families to enjoy during the busy holiday season or

In the Kitchen: Almond Flour Brownies with Walnuts

Brownies don’t have to be a sinful indulgence! By getting a little nuttier, you can feel a lot less guilty when satisfying your chocolate cravings. Healthier substitutions of almond flour and Bella Viva Orchards’ walnut pieces will make these brownies a favorite in your recipe book. We like to use almond flour as a low-carb

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