San Joaquin Valley:  The San Joaquin Valley has been called “the food basket of the world.” Crops grown here include cotton, asparagus, almonds, pistachios, oranges, peaches, garlic, tangerines, tomatoes, kiwis, hay, alfalfa, raisins and wine. At 61,000 vineyard hectares (151,000 acres), this is by far the largest wine region in the state. #CalifWines

San Joaquin Valley: The San Joaquin Valley has been called “the food basket of the world.” Crops grown here include cotton, asparagus, almonds, pistachios, oranges, peaches, garlic, tangerines, tomatoes, kiwis, hay, alfalfa, raisins and wine. At 61,000 vineyard hectares (151,000 acres), this is by far the largest wine region in the state. #CalifWines

Agriculture, Sacramento Valley - San Joaquin Valley - Vineyards - 20 Miles North Of Fresno - Clean Air With Sierras - Fresno County - Stock Photography and Images from Tom Myers Photography - Sacramento, California

Agriculture, Sacramento Valley - San Joaquin Valley - Vineyards - 20 Miles North Of Fresno - Clean Air With Sierras - Fresno County - Stock Photography and Images from Tom Myers Photography - Sacramento, California

San Joaquin Valley in bloom.  This was a view I always saw growing up..... just a few miles from Fresno

San Joaquin Valley in bloom. This was a view I always saw growing up..... just a few miles from Fresno

California's Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the U.S. state of California. It is 40 to 60 miles wide and stretches approximately 450 miles from north-northwest to south-southeast, inland from and parallel to the Pacific Ocean coast. It covers approximately 22,500 square miles , about 13.7% of California's total land area , and is home to some of California's most productive agricultural areas.

California's Central Valley is a large, flat valley that dominates the geographical center of the U.S. state of California. It is 40 to 60 miles wide and stretches approximately 450 miles from north-northwest to south-southeast, inland from and parallel to the Pacific Ocean coast. It covers approximately 22,500 square miles , about 13.7% of California's total land area , and is home to some of California's most productive agricultural areas.

Wildflowers on Route 99, San Joaquin Valley, California, c. 1941  Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography www.christies.com/natgeo Estimates starting at $400

Wildflowers on Route 99, San Joaquin Valley, California, c. 1941 Christie’s Boundless: 125 Years of National Geographic Photography www.christies.com/natgeo Estimates starting at $400

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