Almond Growing and Sustainable Farming

Posted on : January 9th, 2018

Hurtado FamilyMaisie 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 work almond growers have been doing in this area and how the Almond Board has been supporting these efforts.

Did you know that . . .

  • 50 percent of almond processors use solar energy at their facilities.
  • 78 percent of almond farmers use efficient micro-irrigation. By using underground drip lines that deliver water directly to the tree root system, less water is used because less water is wasted through evaporation.
  • Many almond growers are also beekeeping to pollinate their crops. 94 percent of them coordinate with their beekeepers about pest control methods being considered and how to keep the bees safe and healthy.
  • Almond farming practices currently offset about 50 percent of orchard carbon emissions on the average.

Here at Maisie Jane’s, we are very conscious of our farming choices. We use solar powered well pumps, natural fertilizers, integrated pest management practices, and control weeds by cutting the grasses. We’re committed to creating a minimal impact on the natural processes that keep an orchard in harmony and balance. Our intention is to keep the land healthy and fertile for generations to come.

Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality, nut products. We strongly believe in earth-friendly practices that start on our family-owned and operated orchards. We use organic farming practices and continue in the process by using all-natural ingredients with no preservatives or GMOs. We believe in honest, friendly and helpful customer relations at all levels. We take pride in every task, every day, with every person.