Valley Agriculture

The San Joaquin River Valley supports some of the most productive and profitable agriculture in the world and is home to many outdoor activities including the Hilmar Cheese Factory, Fresno County Fruit Trail, Merced County Blossom Trails and over 58,000 acres of vineyards. The region’s climate is perfect for growing a variety of crops including: oranges, peaches, garlic, tangerines, tomatoes, kiwis, hay, alfalfa, table and wine grapes. Recognized as California’s top agricultural producing region, the San Joaquin River Valley is sometimes called “the food basket of the world” with its rich abundance of fruits and vegetables and a very productive wine and dairy industry. See below to learn more about touring one of the region’s farms, dairies and wineries.