Have you heard the latest buzz?

All good things must come to an end… and be replaced with something better! That’s right… BRAND NEW re-closable bags are the latest buzz around here! After a long wait and much anticipation, Maisie Jane’s is happy to bring you our fresh and fabulous bags. Don’t worry, they are still your favorite flavors, but now, […]

Posted on September 14th, 2021

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

Almond Butter Oatmeal Cookies

Being that almond butter is basically a super food in our humble opinion, we LOVE that this cookie recipe puts it center stage with only three other ingredients. Yes,  this almond butter cookie recipe only requires four ingredients and still taste delicious. It’s always nice to be able to indulge on sweets and actually be […]

Posted on March 2nd, 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

The Buzz on Bees

You may not know this, but almond trees only blossom in California about three weeks of the year in the month of February. Guess what? It’s almost February!   We thought we’d take a moment to share with you why this short time frame would be impossible without the help of our friends, the bees. […]

Posted on January 21st, 2021

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

Wildfires, Agriculture and Water Wisdom

What you’ve heard on the news this week is true: California is burning again. Historically high temperatures along with lightning strikes (rare for us in NorCal) have created chaotic conditions. Thankfully, the 34 Butte County Lightning Complex fires are being contained as of this writing and pose no threat to the community. So we at […]

Posted on August 25th, 2020

The Harvest Is Coming!

Look at these sweet little nut-buds. The openings, called hull splits, ensure that these will become actual edible almonds very soon. Hull splits are the opening of the almond husks that allow the nut meats to finish developing and dry. Specifically, for all you nut nerds (we resemble that remark): according to The Almond Doctor, […]

Posted on July 24th, 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