Make Almond Thandai for the Holi Festival

Thandai

In just two days it will be Holi Festival time—the festival of love and color celebrated many places in the world but particularly in India and Nepal. It’s a Hindu religious festival that has become popular with many non-Hindu people because it is just so joyous and fun! In fact, that’s the point. It celebrates […]

Posted on March 19th, 2019

It’s California Arbor Day

Almond Grove in Bloom

We’re celebrating trees on the blog today! We celebrate Arbor Day in California on March 7th in honor of horticulturist Luther Burbank’s birthday. Did you know that Luther Burbank got his start in the field when he chose the almond as the rootstock to fulfill a commission from an investor who wanted to cash in […]

Posted on March 7th, 2019

The Artistry of Almond Blossom Season

Gathering Almond Blossoms by John W. Waterhouse

It’s Bloom season here in Chico. It’s been raining more this year than most, but our bees did find a break in the weather to help pollinate the trees. Time will tell how well they were able to do. In the meantime, it is always glorious to see the almond trees burst into bloom. Locals […]

Posted on March 5th, 2019

What Will You Bring to the Holiday Party?

Peppermint Ice Cream Pie

It’s that most wonderful time of the year when people are hustling and bustling, buying gifts for friends and family near and far. And then the holiday party season will begin! It’s not too early to plan for one—either your own or what you will bring to someone else’s. I never like to arrive empty-handed. […]

Posted on December 4th, 2018

Celebrate the Holidays with Local Products at Maisie Jane’s!

From the Heartland Gift Box

Happy Holidays from Maisie Jane’s! Can you believe we’ve been a local Chico business for 25 years? The devastating Camp Fire that happened right here in Butte County is deeply on our minds as many of our employees and friends have lost their homes. We’re extremely grateful that our farm and staff are safe and […]

Posted on November 28th, 2018

We Need a Little Christmas Now

Christmas at Maisie Jane's

  Remember the scene in the film and musical “Auntie Mame” when Mame has lost her job and all her money in the stock market crash? It wasn’t even Thanksgiving yet but she got everyone in her household to deck the halls early and sang the now traditional song “We Need a Little Christmas.” Never […]

Posted on November 26th, 2018

Family Fun Gift Basket For Chico Locals in Time for Thanksgiving

Family Fun Gift Basket

Calling all Chico Locals! Order our Family Fun Basket #1 by Nov. 20th and you’ll get 15% off and will be able to pick it up in our gift shop in time for Thanksgiving! This is truly one of our very favorite gift baskets. It’s filled with a wonderful assortment of Maisie Jane’s treats! You’ll […]

Posted on November 19th, 2018

Our Hearts Break for Victims of the Camp Fire

Praying Hands

As I’m writing this blog post, there is a horrific fire raging out of control so close by it is terrifying. Our local world is dark as night because thick smoke is blotting out the sun. The sky is a deep dark orange and it feels like Armageddon. But that’s nothing compared to what many of […]

Posted on November 9th, 2018

Special for Pumpkin Spice Season – Spiced Pumpkin Almond Butter (Recipe)

Is it Pumpkin Spice season yet? It must be because it’s Pun’kin Patch Corner time at Maisie Jane’s! That’s when we welcome you all to the farm for pumpkin family adventures and it starts THIS week. Come by 3764 Hegan Lane in Chico for the next several weekends from 10 am – 5 pm for […]

Posted on October 4th, 2018

Celebrating the Almond Bloom Season With Maisie Jane’s

Almond Tree Sapling by Vincent Van Gogh

Bloom Season is a glorious time of year in Chico! The air smells like honey and trees light up in blossoms of pink and white. I thought I’d share a peaceful sweet video of almond blossoms in bloom made by cinderellalifestyle and offered on Youtube. I especially love the starry centers of this variety of almond. Some […]

Posted on February 28th, 2018