Driving from San Francisco to Yosemite we see mile after mile of California agriculture

CA’s drought: Obama offers band-aids rather than solutions

When road tripping California's Central Valley, be sure to make a stop at Magpie Café in Sacramento, where you can order a bánh mì sandwich is filled with sustainable beef from a nearby ranch.

Road Trip: California’s Central Valley

Magpie Cafe: When road tripping California's Central Valley, be sure to make a stop at Magpie Café in Sacramento, where you can order a bánh mì sandwich is filled with sustainable beef from a nearby ranch.

California's Central Valley is a massive and incredibly fertile valley.  On less than 1 percent of the total farmland in the United States, the Central Valley produces 8 percent of the nation's agricultural output by value.  Virtually all non-tropical crops are grown in the Central Valley, which is the primary source for a number of food products throughout the US, including tomatoes, almonds, grapes, cotton, apricots, and asparagus.  by Xavier Nuez

California's Central Valley is a massive and incredibly fertile valley. On less than 1 percent of the total farmland in the United States, the Central Valley produces 8 percent of the nation's agricultural output by value.

The Cosumnes River Preserve in California\'s Central Valley s a critical stop on the Pacific Flyway for migrating and wintering waterfowl. More than 250 species of birds have been seen on or near the 46,000 acres, including the Swainson hawk, sandhill cranes, Canada geese and numerous types of ducks.

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Just 25 miles south of Sacramento in California’s Central Valley, the Comsumnes River Preserve is a critical stop on the Pacific Flyway for migrating and wintering waterfowl. Credit, Bob Wick, Bureau of Land Management.

This Small Refuge in the Middle of the Central Valley of California Is a Birder's Paradise | MNN - Mother Nature Network

Merced National Wildlife Refuge is one of California's little-known treasures

Snow geese take off from the water at sunrise in Merced National Wildlife Refuge.

A guide to the Fresno Fruit Trail | Stop at farms and roadside stands for the freshest berries, stone fruits, and more.  Here's what to do in California Central Valley on Highway 99 | Luci's Morsels :: LA, California Travel Blogger

Fresno Fruit Trail Guide

Meander through the Fresno Fruit Trail, stopping at farms and roadside stands to get the freshest berries and stone fruits.

The Central Valley of California, with the San Joaquin Valley in the southern sub-region, and the Sacramento Valley in the northern sub-region.  by Matthew Trump

The Central Valley of California (including LODI) with the San Joaquin Valley in the southern sub-region, & the Sacramento Valley in the northern sub-region.

Central Valley, California’s bucolic interior, may not be the quintessential West Coast road trip, but the region is a foodie paradise. Taste delicious meal at the famous Magpie Cafe during your trip!

Road Trip: California’s Central Valley

Central Valley, California’s bucolic interior, may not be the quintessential West Coast road trip, but the region is a foodie paradise. Taste delicious meal at the famous Magpie Cafe during your trip!

5/12/2003 -- 'Forcados' Carlos Vieira (cq), left, Fernando Machado Jr. and fellow members of the "Turlock Suicide Squad" try to 'catch' a charging bull during a bloodless Portuguese bullfight in Laton, California. Portuguese farmers (predominately dairy farmers) sponsor bullfighting throughout the Central Valley of California. Under U.S. laws the fighting must be bloodless and humane, consequently velcro-tipped spears are used instead of real ones. Forcados are unique to the U.S. Central…

5/12/2003 -- 'Forcados' Carlos Vieira (cq), left, Fernando Machado Jr. and fellow members of the "Turlock Suicide Squad" try to 'catch' a charging bull during a bloodless Portuguese bullfight in Laton, California. Portuguese farmers (predominately dairy farmers) sponsor bullfighting throughout the Central Valley of California. Under U.S. laws the fighting must be bloodless and humane, consequently velcro-tipped spears are used instead of real ones. Forcados are unique to the U.S. Central…

Looking out from Mission Santa Inez at the Central Valley landscape in the Santa Ynez Valley.

A Spanish dream looking out from Mission Santa Inez at the Central Valley landscape in the Santa Ynez Valley, California

Forestiere Underground Gardens Central Valley day trip Fresno

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More of an underground mansion, the Forestiere Gardens are a manmade creation of sprawling subterranean passageways, courtyards and living quarters. Built by Baldasare Forestiere in Fresno, California

Eat Local in Lodi - A Weekend Guide to the Gem of the Central Valley, CA

Eat Local in Lodi - The Gem of the Central Valley

Forestiere Underground Gardens Central Valley Day Trip

Forestiere Underground Gardens Central Valley Day Trip

Forestiere Underground Gardens makes a fascinating day trip while in Fresno California. Forestiere offers a underground tour of amazing home

Thinking about moving to San Jose? This California city in the heart of Silicon Valley has a booming economy, gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of things to do! Check out this list of 10 things to know before moving to San Jose!

Thinking about moving to San Jose? This California city in the heart of Silicon Valley has a booming economy, gorgeous landscapes, and plenty of things to do! Check out this list of 10 things to know before moving to San Jose!

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