California’s Central Valley is often referred to as the “greatest garden in the world” or the “nation’s salad bowl.” It is here that many of our favorite fruits and vegetables are grown, in addition to wine grapes, nuts and dairy. The flat terrain is rich in biodiversity, an ideal place to source food that’s shipped all around the world. But the best way to enjoy these fresh products is closest to the source.
Aside from learning more about where your food comes from, Stockton, California’s food scene is a cultural exchange of tastes and ideas. Learning more about where food comes from is a great way to learn more about the people in the community.
Check out these easily accessible foodie adventures on either your next trip to Stockton or instead of going to the grocery store.
Direct from the source
There’s simply no substitute for freshly picked fruits and veggies, and what better place to experience this than at one of Stockton’s family-owned farms. Pick your own blueberries at LoCA Farm Blueberries or Jessop Farms (also known for its almonds). This is a wonderful, family-friendly activity that will inspire children to know more about food and where it comes from, plus, the kids might be more open to eating their fruits and vegetables they picked themselves! Check each website for seasonal availability.