It’s Almond Harvest Time!

Posted on : September 4th, 2020

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.

Boom shakalalaka, it’s a mono boom shaker!

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 pictured here. The other kind is a side shaker which, you guessed it, shakes trees from the side of the vehicle.


Papa Ben, Maisie Jane’s dad, making wind-rows.

After shaking the drupes (split almonds, ready for harvesting) off of the trees, we sweep and blow them with a sweeper machine into “wind-rows” between the rows of trees, where they will dry in the sun for 1-2 weeks before their next adventure, when we gather all of the swept-up nuts. And that’s just the beginning. We’ll be telling you more about the harvesting process as it happens.

Amazing almond harvest, coming right up!


It’s a lot of work to bring Maisie Jane’s amazing nuts to your pantry and table, but so worth it.

If you agree, stop by our Country Store gift shop in Chico if you’re in town, or place your order right here on the website, for natural and organic nuts, great almond snacks, our award-winning almond butters and so much more.

Nuts to you! We mean that in the nicest way possible.


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.