San Joaquin County Farm Guide
Love fresh fruits, vegetables, and nuts? Homemade pies? How about great drives through some of the most beautiful orchards and farmland anywhere? You’ve arrived in California’s Central Valley, also referred to as “The Greatest Garden in the World” and the “Nation’s Salad Bowl” where fresh fruits, vegetables, nuts, and dairy are produced, packaged, and shipped all over the world. Stockton and San Joaquin County have a long history of great agricultural operations. Some of our top crops include: almonds, apples, cherries, tomatoes, walnuts, and winegrapes. We are also famous for our blueberries, nectarines, peaches, and, of course, asparagus! We encourage you to take a drive through our countryside and stop at the small roadside farm stands. In addition to the freshest local produce you can find, many have homemade baked goods, offer wine tasting, and even make a great lunch! TIP: Remember, fresh produce is seasonal, so don’t expect a lot of activity in the dead of winter. Plan ahead and don’t be shy about calling and asking what’s in season!