Just miles from Cannery Row, in lush valleys bordered by the Santa Lucia and Gabilan Mountains, local farmers lead the nation's produce industry. Known as the "salad bowl of the world," this region is ripe with fruits, vegetables and flowers that flourish thanks to mild weather and hearty terrain. Much of Monterey County's annual $3.5 billion in agricultural production is based in the Salinas Valley, where Highway 101 buzzes with trucks carrying fresh lettuce, broccoli, strawberries and spinach from farm fields to store shelves. Just over the mountains, in Carmel Valley, guests pick organic produce year round; up north, near Castroville, artichokes thrive each spring.
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Best Of Cannery Row