Agriculture in California
California also called the fruit garden of the USA!
(Unpaid advertising by attribution)
More than half of the products grown in the USA come from agriculture in California. This makes it the state with the highest agricultural yields in the US, although the area for cultivation accounts for only 3% of the total arable land, the US.
Over 250 different agricultural products are grown in the well-known Central Valley. The temperatures fall in this area even in winter hardly below 8 ° C. This makes a year-round cultivation of many fruits and vegetables possible. For example, peaches, nuts, oranges, tomatoes and much more are grown there and shipped to all over the US and other countries.
Underwood Family Farms is one of the best known agricultural production areas in California. They are located in beautiful Ventura County.
After the Easter Bunny had brought home his presents and hidden many Easter eggs, we wanted to do something else. Our destination was the Underwood Family Farms in Moorpark.
There are various seasonal events such as the Easter Festival that we wanted to visit there with our family.
It was a pleasure to see how excited our little grandson was when he was allowed to feed the animals in the Animal Show. The food for it was sold there and we have plenty of it covered. There were small pieces of carrot that he had to throw in a pipe and the animals were already waiting eagerly at the other end. He could have spent hours feeding and marveling at goats, cows, pigs, emus, alpacas and many more.
Also the pony riding that was offered made him a lot of fun, he almost forgot to find the Easter eggs.
Visit to the Easter Bunny
On the farm many Easter activities were offered. The little children could, for example, look for Easter eggs on a huge grassy area and have their picture taken with the Easter bunny. Even shooting tennis balls on a big pumpkin was very popular, but our grandson was a bit too small for that.
He preferred to go to the wooden track that was pulled by a tractor and the combine harvester, from which you came down with a slide. He also wanted to climb the hay pyramid and of course drive with an electric tractor.
In order to get to know the agriculture in California and the farm business, we made a round trip.
An old tractor pulling a big wooden truck drove us across the farm and there was a lot to see. We passed by lemon plantations, vegetable fields and old, large Eucaliptus trees. You could watch the farmers at work and even pick their own fruit on the huge strawberry fields.
Fruits and vegetables fresh from the farm
Then we bought radishes, cucumbers, peppers and delicious tomatoes for a salad. The Farm Market at Underwood Family Farms offers a wide selection of fresh fruits and vegetables at a good price.
The three kilos of strawberries that we indulged in were sooo delicious. We already ate a few during our trip home.
Anyway, it was an exciting and beautiful day for us. We have learned a little bit about the Farm betrieg and not only our little grandson had fun.