I love fruit – in salads and side dishes, by themselves, in yogurt. However, I’m awful about buying too much (this usually involves Little Miss asking for some fruit and then not eating it), and some goes to waste.
Bella Viva Orchards has an AMAZING line of dried fruits – and since they’re dried they’ll last much longer! Farming the rich soil of the Central Valley is a Martino family tradition Bella Viva carries out with pride. They produce and sell exceptional fresh and dried fruit, nuts and chocolate across the country.
I got to try a selection of 1 bag of organic pears, 1 bag organic yellow peaches, 1 bag of organic bing cherries, 1 bag of organic nectarines and a tote bag with their name on it. When I saw these fruits, I could tell they weren’t going to be ordinary – these looked like they were dried by hand, not by some machine. Nothing was left to go to waste – you might find a stem part and definitely some skin parts in there.
The taste was exceptional. I love cutting the dried fruit into small pieces as a salad addition. I think it would also be great to use in a salsa. I have a rice dish I plan on making using the cherries – plan to see that recipe next Monday! All of the fruits had a wonderful sweetness to them, and I felt they really captured the essence of the fruit. Not to mention they were all organic!
They also have a great selection of chocolate covered fruit – can someone please send me some chocolate covered bing cherries??
WIN IT: One lucky US reader will win the same organic fruits and bag that I got to try! Trust me, you won’t be disappointed with this selection!
CONTEST ENDS April 7th at MIDNIGHT EST