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Salinas Agricultural Business at California
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Salinas Agricultural Business

222 Main Street, Salinas, California, 93901
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Salinas, CA Agriculture Businesses

Nicknamed the "Salad Bowl of the World", this California city is one of the major centers of the nation's agricultural economy and an industry leader. For example, over 30% of lettuce sold across the globe is from Salinas, and the climate is perfect for growing a huge amount of vegetables and fruit. Many of the biggest agribusiness corporate offices are located near Salinas, and our hotel is the perfect home base if you have important business in the region.


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offices and farm hours vary


  • Wine Tours
  • Agricultural Conferences
  • Farming Programs


  • Farming Industry
  • Wine Tasting
  • Agricultural Corporations
  • State Commissions
  • Regional History

Wine Industry

Besides produce like lettuce, broccoli, and cauliflower, the Salinas agricultural industry is a big producer of wine. More Chardonnay grapes are grown here than anywhere else in the California, and vineyard tours are a favorite attraction for visitors.

US Department of Agriculture

Responsible for enforcing state laws and regulations, the Office of the Agricultural Commissioner is an important entity of the farming community. With headquarters in Salinas, they work with business to ensure quality and market local produce.


  • Why is Salinas known as the "Salad Bowl of the World"?

    With an ideal climate and some of the most fertile soil found anywhere on earth, the region is famous for producing bountiful crops including an astounding 70% percentage of the nation's lettuce. Iceburg lettuce and bag salads are also a few of the innovations that have taken place in the region.
  • Other than agriculture, what other industries are big in Salinas?

    A number of businesses have an important influence including Spanish language films, the wine industry, automobile manufacturing, cyber security, financial management, and plastics and packaging. The Salinas area is a diverse region with a variety of businesses.

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