Farm to Table, Now More Than Ever

Posted on : August 6th, 2020

Maisie Jane, Isidro and the girls on the family farm!

 

Once upon a time, I was a youngster growing up in Brooklyn, New York, in a neighborhood dominated by apartment houses, asphalt and concrete. As such, I never thought about how we got food (other than going to the supermarket), or what food looked like in its natural state. As far as I knew, nuts were always oily, salty and came from cans; there was only one kind of lettuce; tomatoes were pink and mealy, packaged in little white plastic crates; and “organic” food was something only people wearing tie-dyed tee shirts shopped for from the “health food” store. Until maybe the first grade, I believed the red meat we ate came from an animal called a steak.

Almond Tree in BloomThe first time I saw an almonds growing on a trees, on a visit to California, I was well into adulthood. It was a revelation. And broccoli actually tasted good in California. You could even get to know the people who grew it.

So I moved here. All was bliss. Sunshine and fresh food. What more could one ask for?

But I still didn’t know much about our food supply and how important it is to the wellbeing of…well, everyone and everything.

As of this writing, the COVID-19 pandemic is affecting our lives in ways we never dreamed of. Food production and distribution plays a large part. Our supply chains are at risk along with our health; stretching them for efficiency has meant sacrificing quality, the health of workers and our own nutritional health. We’re finding out that some of the greatest risk factors for those who contract the novel coronavirus are related to nutrition and diet-related chronic conditions such as heart disease and hypertension.

What we eat goes hand in hand with how we care for each other and the planet.

Nope. No way. Never.

The farm to table movement is a relationship: between food and the earth, between food and health, between you and the people growing your food. Maisie Jane’s is proud to a farm-to-table enterprise. Small family farms and businesses like ours need your support to continue to provide you with food that is local and regional, fresh and nutritious, good for employees and good for the plant. the planet.

What you can do to promote the Farm to Table movement:

Support small family farms. Maisie Jane and her husband Isidro are passionate about agriculture and the farming lifestyle and enjoy bringing their crop of farm-fresh almonds straight to you. They love their work and there’s love in the food that you buy from us. You’ll feel it.

Visit farm-to-table restaurants, shops, CSA farm collectives (Community-Supported Agriculture) and farmers markets selling and serving fresh and seasonal local produce and locally sourced meats, fish, cheeses and small-batch prepared foods. These eateries and outlets have a direct impact on local economies, supply chains and employment, while feeding you really well!

Almonds! Almonds! Almonds!

Write positive reviews on social media. Visit Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products and Maisie Jane’s Gift Shop on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter. Share the love. And thank you!

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Maisie Jane’s California Sunshine Products, Inc. was founded on strong beliefs and passion for offering unique, flavorful, top-quality nut products. We embrace 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.