Celebrating Earth Day: How Maisie Jane’s Invests in Sustainable Almond Farming

Posted on : April 12th, 2023

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The theme for Earth Day 2023 is “Invest in Our Planet.” This theme highlights the need for increased investment in sustainability and climate action, as well as the importance of collective action towards building a more resilient and sustainable future for all. The focus is on encouraging individuals, businesses, and governments to make smart investments in clean energy, conservation, and sustainable practices to protect our planet and ensure a healthy future for generations to come. Here are some ways we do that at Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products.

Use Water Wisely

Water is one of our most precious resources, and at Maisie Jane’s, we take great care to use it wisely. We’re in the Sacramento Valley, an area known for its hot and dry summers. Organic almond trees are not an especially thirsty crop – they use only 9% of California’s agricultural water – but we’re still committed to using this resource responsibly.

To conserve water, we use micro-irrigation drip systems that deliver water underground directly to the roots of the trees. This method reduces water waste by minimizing evaporation and runoff. We also use water-efficient farming practices, such as planting cover crops and using compost, to improve soil health and retain moisture. These practices not only help us conserve water but also promote a healthy and sustainable ecosystem.

Practice Organic & Sustainable Almond Farming

From the farming practices to the manufacturing and packaging, Maisie Jane’s is dedicated to offering the healthiest products, both for our planet and for your body. Our ingredient listings are short and simple; there aren’t any words you will struggle pronouncing or aren’t familiar with. It’s all simple goodness, from the farm to your mouth.

We have a strong philosophy regarding sustainable agriculture. We farm without depleting the earth’s resources or polluting its environment. 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 GMO’s.

Organic farming is a method that relies on natural processes and materials instead of synthetic chemicals to grow crops. Our organic almond trees are grown in the sunshine of the Sacramento Valley without the use of synthetic pesticides, herbicides, or fertilizers.

This method of farming is not only better for the environment, but it also ensures that our almonds are free of harmful chemicals.

Maisie Jane’s has both certified organic products and natural products. The organic products are guaranteed there are zero chemicals used. When it comes to natural products, a grower has many choices when it comes to farming the orchards:

  • Synthetic fertilizers – are composed of many chemicals.
  • Natural fertilizers – natural processes that use natural by-products, such as manure from animals.
  • Pest management – spraying pesticides versus using integrated pest management such as beneficial insects, pest traps, and close monitoring.
  • Weed management – spraying herbicides versus cutting grasses.
  • Fungus control – this can be challenging and does require the application of fungicides.

At Maisie Jane’s, we’re very conscious of our farming choices and practices for our non-organic orchards, choosing natural fertilizers, integrated pest management practices, and cutting grasses to control weeds.

We look at the big picture and strive to keep the orchard in harmony so there’s minimal impact on the natural processes. Our intention is to keep the land healthy and fertile for generations to come.

We believe avoiding chemical spray can bring people to a level of health they’ve forgotten they can attain.

In addition to being pesticide-free, organic almonds also have a higher nutrient content than conventionally grown almonds. Organic farming practices promote soil health and biodiversity, which allows the almonds to absorb more nutrients from the soil. This results in almonds that are higher in vitamins, minerals, and healthy fats. These benefits are also found in our organic almond butter because it contains just one ingredient – dry roasted almonds.

Recipe for Sustainable Success: Organic Almond Butter

Organic almond butter is one of our most popular products. Not only is it delicious, but it also provides many health benefits. Almond butter is a great source of protein, fiber, and healthy fats. It’s also rich in vitamin E, magnesium, and potassium, which are essential nutrients for maintaining good health.

Organic almond butter is also a great choice for those with dietary restrictions. It’s naturally gluten-free and dairy-free, making it a great option for those with celiac disease or lactose intolerance. It’s also a popular choice for those following a vegan or vegetarian diet or who prefer foods without additional oils added.

At Maisie Jane’s, all our roasted nut products are dry roasted without the use of additional oils. We use barrel style fire-roasters to develop amazing flavor and create light, crunchy and uniquely tasty California almonds and almond products. This matters because without the oil often found in other nut products, Maisie Jane’s organic almond butter is a healthier and tastier snack for you and your family.

Celebrate Earth Day Your Way

At Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, we’re committed to sustainable and organic farming practices that support the health of our planet and our customers. Our water-wise approach, organic almond farming practices, and delicious organic almond butter and other products are just a few examples of our commitment to sustainability.

This Earth Day, we encourage you to think about how you can make a difference in your own life to support the health of our planet. Whether it’s choosing organic products, conserving water, reducing waste, or choosing organic products to make a healthy recipe –like the one we’ve provided below – every small action can make a big impact.

Recipe: Organic Almond Butter Power Salad

Maisie Jane's Organic Almond Butter Power Salad Recipe

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  • In a large bowl, combine the chopped organic kale, cooked organic quinoa, shredded organic carrots, and shredded organic red cabbage.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together the organic almond butter, organic apple cider vinegar, organic maple syrup, organic olive oil, salt, and pepper until smooth.
  • Pour the dressing over the salad and toss to coat.
  • Sprinkle the chopped organic almonds and organic dried cranberries over the top of the salad.
  • Serve and enjoy!

This organic almond butter power salad is packed with healthy and sustainable ingredients. Using organic ingredients helps support eco-friendly and sustainable farming practices. Plus, the creamy and flavorful organic almond butter dressing adds an extra boost of protein and healthy fats.