Making Almond Products is a Zero Waste Business

Almond Shells

Here at Maisie Jane’s we believe in using every part of the almonds we harvest. Luckily, processing almonds is a very efficient system, leaving zero waste with all the by-products and creative uses of them. Ever since the early 60’s there has been a stable market for almond hulls to the dairy industry.  This is where the […]

Posted on May 8th, 2018

Happy Earth Day!

Earth Day

Sunday, April 22nd is Earth Day! 48 years ago, on April 22, 1970, millions of people banded together in the United States to demand clean air, clean water, and a healthier approach to how we as a nation treated the environment. Smog had become deadly, our waterways were so polluted some rivers actually caught on […]

Posted on April 20th, 2018

Update on How the Honey Bees Are Doing

honeybees on honeycomb

About 10 years ago beekeepers began to report unusually high losses of 30-90 percent of their hives. Worker bees would suddenly leave the hive, leaving the queen and the young behind, and without the workers the rest of the hive would eventually die. The phenomenon was called Colony Collapse Disorder and it became a very troubling […]

Posted on March 8th, 2018

Almond Growing and Sustainable Farming

Hurtado Family

Maisie Jane’s is very proud to be part of an industry with a strong focus on healthy and sustainable farming practices. At the 45th annual Almond Conference put on by the Almond Board this past December, Almond Board Director of Sustainability and Environmental Affairs, Gabriele Ludwig introduced a new and interesting publication called Growing Good. It showcases the fine […]

Posted on January 9th, 2018

4 Key Components of Sustainable Family Farming at Maisie Jane’s

orchard-harvest

  Farming is a big responsibility. Less than 1% of the population in the United States are farmers – a few people with a big responsibility. At Maisie Jane’s, being sustainable means grasping that responsibility to the fullest and viewing farming as more than a paycheck. It’s being able to confidently know that you’re doing […]

Posted on August 14th, 2017

Learn How Water-Wise Family Farming Produces More Crop Per Drop

Saving water is always in the forefront of our minds. The topic has been getting a lot more focus in the midst of California’s drought. We believe in doing our part to save our most valuable and natural resource by practicing holistic land management and investing in new technological approaches. Maisie Jane’s water-wise practices will use 22% […]

Posted on August 16th, 2016