Thankful to Be Family Farming!

Hurtado Family

At Maisie Jane’s, farming is definitely a family affair—we’ve been at it for four generations!  And as we look forward to celebrating Thanksgiving, we can’t help but be thankful to be family farming together. What’s great about family farming? Where do I begin?!! According to a United States Department of Agriculture study and a variety of […]

Posted on November 22nd, 2017

It’s Almond Harvest Season!

roasted almonds

We’ve been in almond harvesting season here in Chico, CA and that means it’s time to shake those nuts from the tree! At harvest time, we use mechanical shakers to get the nuts to fall. And you better stay out of the way when it happens because as you can see in the above video made […]

Posted on September 20th, 2017

Maisie Jane’s Top 3 Favorite Farming Traditions

Hurtado Family

From climbing almond hull piles 10 stories high to hay rides celebrating the bounty of harvest, Maisie Jane shares some of her favorite farming traditions and what she’s continually trying to expose her daughters too. What was your favorite family tradition growing up? Working side by side with my family. I always enjoyed working with […]

Posted on August 30th, 2017

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

How You Can Bee Proactive and Help Save the Honey Bees

honeybees on honeycomb

You’ve heard the term “busy as a bee” and as it turns out, honey bees have an essential role in our food chain and especially to almond farming. At Maisie Jane’s, we care about bees because almonds need bees to grow, and we need almonds to bring you our healthy, delicious products. Why are bees […]

Posted on July 14th, 2017

4 Different Ways to Process Almonds

fire roasting almonds

When you pick up your fresh bag of almonds or scoop that first teaspoon from the brand new almond butter jar, the last thing you’ll think about is the way those almonds were processed. But today, especially in our food conscious society, it’s important to know not only what you’re getting in your food, but […]

Posted on May 17th, 2017