From Orchard to Table: A Journey Through the World of California Walnuts with the Bertagna Family Farm

Jimmy Bertagna During Harvest.

As National Walnut Day approaches, we embark on a journey to explore walnut farming, deeply rooted in family traditions and sustainable practices. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of walnuts, from their life cycle to their unique benefits, sourced from the local Bertagna family farm right here in Chico, California.

Posted on May 17th, 2024

Almond Legacies: A Family’s Journey from Orchard to Table

Ben Bertagna In almond orchard

Indeed, today marks National Almond Day, and we are celebrating it in a big way at Maisie Jane’s! We are kicking off our weeklong 25% OFF National Almond Day Sale. I Will provide more details on that later, but first, let me share why this day evokes wonderful emotions for me personally, and introduce you […]

Posted on February 13th, 2024

It’s That Bloom-iful Time of Year

Tis’ the season of beauty and blooms in the almond farming world. While the bees pollinate the sprouted blossoms, we are lucky enough to  enjoy the gorgeous decoration of nature. Did you know that Almond blossoms are one the earliest blossoms to bloom each Spring? While they do get a head start on the blooming […]

Posted on February 21st, 2022

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

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

This Independence Day, Celebrate Family Farms

Family farms are so important! In fact, according to the National Institute of Food and Agriculture of the USDA, more than 90% of farms in the U.S. are classified as small family farms. That’s a lot of family love grown into our food supply. But due to factors that include climate change, giant agribusiness and […]

Posted on July 2nd, 2020

Feeling Grateful for Local Farmers

Go Country Gift Basket

Today I’m feeling thankful for how rich our local community is in terms of farm-fresh produce and delicious products made from it. Family farms like ours are a big part of what makes this region special. It’s such a gift to be joining hands with so many like-minded family and friends all dedicated to providing […]

Posted on November 8th, 2018