Joyful July: Peach and Nectarine Primeness

Joyful July: Peach and Nectarine Primeness

Ahhhh…sweet summertime! Sunshine, cookouts, flip flops, time in the swimming pool and enjoying the much-anticipated fruits of the season. Fruit so sweet and juicy that you have to run through the sprinkler to wash the sticky goodness off. Whether these summer memories are from last year or back to your childhood, we’ll bet they put you in the mood to enjoy the simple joys of these long, warm days, especially those fruits. We’re gonna stop beating ‘round the bush here: We’re talking about our prized Certified Organic Dried Peach Slices and Certified Organic Dried White Nectarines.

If you’re a frequent shopper with us, you probably know the story about our Certified Organic Dried Peach Slices. They’re proudly grown in an estate orchard that’s been in our family since 1987. The variety, the Angelus, is one that you probably won’t find in your local grocery store because they’re an uncommon variety – one that we’ve found to have an incredible flavor, texture, fragrance, color and sweetness. In past years, we would bring flats of these softball-sized Peaches to the famous farmers market at San Francisco’s Ferry Plaza and they’d be gone almost as soon as we were able to set up. Luckily for you, you don’t have to travel anywhere to find them, and you won’t need to run through the sprinkler to wash the happy juicy mess off, ‘cause this season’s Certified Organic Peaches have been harvest have been harvested and dried and are available to you through our online store. That’s a big Yes on the flavor and No on the mess. Not that there’s anything wrong about a juicy fruity mess, though!

Now, about those Nectarines. Bella Viva Orchards’ exceptional Certified Organic Dried White Nectarines are sure to bring joy to your taste buds. We say if you haven’t tried them before, now’s the time. These Nectarines are the Arctic Queen variety, developed by local agriculture legend Chris “Floyd” Zaiger. Mr. Zaiger developed this variety after years of grafting, tracking, studying and tasting – all without altering any DNA whatsoever, so what you get is a truly GMO-free Nectarine experience. We love this variety for many reasons. Yes, we are thrilled that it’s a local treasure. Yes, we love that it’s a variety filled with sweetness with a touch of tanginess. And extra yes, we love that you can enjoy them right now or whenever you feel like it, ‘cause we dry them to perfection. As we harvest our Arctic Queens, we remember Mr. Zaiger for his contributions to the world of agriculture – globally and locally - and thank him for coming up with this beauty.

You know we are passionate about offering you top-notch Dried Fruits and Nuts, and these two fruits are rivals for first place on our summertime favorites list. Intuitively you’ll know that they’re a great part of a healthy diet and lifestyle. If you’re new to our Certified Organic Peaches and Nectarines, we think you’ll experience love at first bite, but if you’d like more reasons to enjoy them, do an online search to see what health experts have to say about them. If you’ve already enjoyed them, you’ll know what we’re talking about, right!? Scientific studies aside, we’d like to give you even more reasons to enjoy these summertime treats, ‘cause we’re offering 25 percent off any quantity of our beautiful Certified Organic Dried Peach Slices and Certified Organic Dried White Nectarines, that’s a cool $12.75 per pound for the Peaches and  $10.99 per pound for the Nectarines!

So breathe in, slow down, eat up and enjoy every moment of summer, friends!

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