China Trip 2015

On October 19, 2015 my son Andrew, brother Kenny and LCN plant breeder Jim Bagdasarian headed to China to visit our company Lassen Canyon Agricultural Development Company (Beijing). We landed after about 13 hours in the air in Beijing and were met by LCB employee Jerry Li and manager Curt Gaines. We hit the ground running and went right away … Read More

Harvesting through the Night

Here are a few photos taken early this morning before the sun came up over our harvesters in Macdoel, CA.  We are rounding off our last week of harvest up in Macdoel, CA and then we move on to our Shastina, CA. Ranch.  The sunrise wasn’t the prettiest but I was glad to see the clouds and much needed precipitation. … Read More

Happy Halloween From Lassen Canyon

Halloween is fun here at the Redding Trim Shed.  Besides passing out candy to all our workers the trim shed has a costume contest.  Here are a few photos from our Costume Contest this year.

Strawberry Pretzel Pie

HG’s Upside-Down Strawberry Pretzel Pie 1/8th of pie: 117 calories, 2g fat, 83mg sodium, 26.5g carbs, 3.5g fiber, 10g sugars, 3.5g protein — PointsPlus® value 3* Prep: 15 minutes Cook: 10 minutes Cool: 30 minutes Chill: 4 hours Ingredients 2 tbsp. Truvia spoonable no-calorie sweetener (or another no-calorie granulated sweetener; see HG FYI) 3 tbsp. cornstarch Two 1/4-oz. envelopes unflavored … Read More


SafeStart & Lassen Canyon Nursery Lassen Canyon Nursery is involved in a program called SafeStart.  Safestart is designed to keep safety fresh in employees minds as they are working.  Today our HR Director Susie introduced our Manteca Trimshed employees the SafeStart program.   Safestart can be designed around your type of work.  If you would like information about the SafeStart program … Read More

Learning The Family Business

Andrew is the oldest son of Elizabeth Elwood-Ponce (Vice President of Lassen Canyon), during this year’s harvest he has been learning the Family Business. When harvest started he went down to Southern California and sat with Mel Fernandez, one of our Sales Representatives, for a week and observed what he does. During harvest our sales reps are busy contacting growers … Read More

Roasted Pear with Strawberry Relish

Ingredients 1 (16-ounce) can whole-berry cranberry sauce 2/3 cup (about 10 ounces) frozen whole strawberries, cut in half 1/2 cup chopped toasted pecans 1 tablespoon chopped crystallized ginger 1 teaspoon grated orange zest 4 firm, ripe pears 1 tablespoon melted butter Directions To make Strawberry Relish, in microwave, heat cranberry sauce in large Pyrex bowl for 2 minutes on high … Read More

Yuba City Trimming

Our HR/Safety director has been busy busy visiting all our trim sheds.  Yesterday she was in Manteca and today she is in Yuba City.  Here are a few photos she took of the trim shed in operation in Yuba City. Remember we have openings in the trim sheds this time of year so call the trim shed office nearest you. … Read More