An Almond Farmer’s Life at Harvest

An Almond Farmer’s Life at Harvest Here at Maisie Jane’s we love to give you an authentic look at the almond farmer’s life.  One of the most exciting and busy times of the year for us is HARVEST!  The farmer must be the master scheduler, paying the up-most attention to their every orchard.  You see, […]

Posted on September 4th, 2021

The Countdown To Harvest Begins

It’s that time of the year again. When the shells start to split, it’s almost time to pick, or shake in our case! If you take a stroll down the lanes of an almond orchard right about now, the nuts are speaking to us. A tell-tale sign that harvest is growing near is when the […]

Posted on July 27th, 2021

“Am-end” or “Almond”?

If you grew up in Chico or anywhere in the Northern California region you may know about the almond pronunciation debacle. We can’t tell you how many times we’ve travelled elsewhere, mentioned the word, and gotten a look of puzzlement. Well, today we want to explain to you why this four generation farming family of […]

Posted on June 9th, 2021

We Are Nuts About Nuts!

In case you didn’t know, we are nuts about nuts. We mean it! It doesn’t stop at almonds, or cashews, or walnuts. Have you ever been in a “snacky” mood and sat down with a bag of pistachios? before you know it, theres a larger pile of shells than the bag itself! You keep saying […]

Posted on May 26th, 2021

Blossom Season Is Here!

As you may have noticed driving around Chico or the surrounding areas, everything is a’bloom! It’s our favorite time of year.  Almond blossoms come from the deciduous tree in the rose family known as Prunus dulcis. They are relatives of the apricot, cherry, peach and plum families.  Our trees will keep producing blossoms until about mid-end […]

Posted on February 20th, 2021

How to Make Your Own Almond Milk

Hello 2021! We have completed our first week of 2021, which means a lot of you have finished your first week of New Year resolutions! It’s a well known fact that at the top of the resolutions list is usually health and fitness goals. No matter what kind of a health goal you’ve set for […]

Posted on January 11th, 2021

Health Benefits Of Almonds

We know they’re delicious, but what makes them nutritious? When you give the gift of Maisie Janes almonds, you’re actually giving the gift of a healthy snack that is loaded with amazing nutrients. Honestly, the health benefits are endless, not to mention you only need a small handful of those babies to satisfy the hunger […]

Posted on October 30th, 2020

From the Shakin’ to the Makin’!

00 What happens when the almonds leave the orchard? We talked about the shaking and drying process in our last blog post, but what happens now that the nuts are all toasty from the sun?  Our almonds have been drying for 1-2 weeks in their windrows and are now ready to be taken to our […]

Posted on September 24th, 2020

It’s Almond Harvest Time!

It’s happy harvest season here at Maisie Jane’s orchards…and there’s a whole lot o’ shakin’ goin’ on. Check out these Instagram videos of what’s happening right now. No, that’s not a tornado…it’s a shaker! We use two kinds: one is a mono boom shaker, which shakes one tree at a time from the front, as […]

Posted on September 4th, 2020

Snack on Almonds to Relieve Stress

The results are in: replacing typical snacks with almonds can result in better overall heart function in times of stress. This is great news! With many of us working at home, and having kids at home all day while worrying about viruses, hurricanes and fires…we’re stressed and snacking more than ever! It’s so tempting to […]

Posted on August 31st, 2020