The Sonoma County Food and Farming Project has launched a series of short videos featuring people that are participating in the agricultural movement back to small-scale farming and attentive land-use.
The Ferry Plaza Farmers Market in San Francisco is open three days a week—Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, the smaller markets occupy the front of the Ferry Building along the Embarcadero; on Saturdays, the much larger market is held both in front of the Ferry Building and on the rear plaza overlooking the Bay.
The Central California coast has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and cool, moist winters. Some valleys such as the Salinas Valley are major agricultural centers. Major crops include lettuce, artichokes, spinach, celery, tomatoes, strawberries, citrus, avocados, grapes, and nursery products.
Maven's photoblog has beautiful pictures of Salinas Valley agriculture with interesting information.
The Central Valley includes the valley basins of the Sacramento River flowing from the North and the San Joaquin River flowing from the South into the Delta and San Pablo Bay. Soils are generally deep, well-drained and loamy or clayey. The region has a Mediterranean climate with hot, dry summers and mild, somewhat wet winters. The annual precipitation ranges from 5” in the South to 30 “ in the North.
The California Central Valley is one of the major agricultural areas of the world. More than half of the valley is in cropland, about ¾ of which is irrigated. Major crops include rice, almonds, apricots, olives, grapes, cotton, citrus, and vegetables.
Larger cities include Redding, Chico, Davis, Sacramento, Stockton, Modesto, Merced, Fresno, and Bakersfield.
Maven's photo blog includes wonderful pictures, information, and her thoughts from her travels through farming areas in California.