Sustainability

Bella Viva Orchards is a family owned and operated processor, supplier, and marketer of dried fruits. Driven by integrity, authenticity, and passion, we have been growing fruits and producing dried fruits for over 30 years, and our family has farmed in California for over 60 years. Our facility is surrounded by fruit orchards on land that has been in our family since 1943.

We see sustainability as our compass for better food production and better business. All of the fruit that we dry is grown in the United States, mostly from California and in some cases, the Pacific Northwest. We strive to source the most local fruit possible, in an effort to strengthen our local and state economies, support family farmers, and reduce our carbon footprint. Most of the fruit we source is grown within a 100 mile radius of our facility, right in the heart of the world’s “fruit basket”, and home of the finest abundance of fruit varieties.

Over 95% of all waste at our production facility is recycled or upcycled. The by-products of our finished goods go toward either livestock feed or compost, and all of our used packaging material is recycled.

Our local irrigation district serves our facility’s electricity, and has a diverse portfolio of generation assets, including wind, solar, geothermal, large hydro, small hydro, and two state of the art combustion turbine plants providing local reliability. In 2017, their retail electric portfolio was 51 percent carbon-free, and as a supporter of the state’s climate policies, is on track to meet the ambitious goal of a 100% carbon-free retail electric grid by 2045.

Having roots in the farming and fruit growing industry, we are acutely aware of the continuous learning, improvement, and collaboration that goes into providing the freshest, most abundant food supply on the planet. The community of American fruit growers is a highly educated and advanced sector of the agricultural industry, and with that comes a deep social and environmental awareness. As environmental stewards, fruit growers are on a never-ending quest to protect our precious land and resources while supplying the most exquisite produce in the world and nurturing and protecting sustainable agriculture for future generations.

Our goal as a food producer is to provide the purest possible products to our customers that are of the utmost quality and defect-free, while working in harmony with nature. We are continually improving our processes in order to work toward achieving this every single day.