Why is the Pajaro Valley, Where Scurich Insurance is located, an agricultural leader?
Mild climate and diverse land types make nearly perfect growing conditions for more than 60 crops, including strawberries, apples, fresh flowers, lettuce, bush-berries, Brussels sprouts, cauliflower, broccoli and artichokes.
The marine beachlands to the north produce excellent brussels sprouts, artichokes and fresh flowers. The eastern highlands are ideal for cattle grazing, timber production, orchards and vineyards. The mid-county coastal plain grows delicious strawberries, broccoli, mushrooms and flowers, and is home to several egg ranches.
The rich soil in south county generates the largest variety of farm produce in Santa Cruz County. With all these fresh ingredients, Watsonville food processors freeze and distribute more fruits and vegetables than any other single area in the United States.
If the Pajaro Valley were a county, it would rank fifth in agricultural production in California, with only 55,000 acres devoted to agriculture and timber. The top five products grown commercially are strawberries, apples, fresh flowers, lettuce and bush-berries. The area leads the nation in Brussels sprouts and frozen food processing.
With a growing season of 245 days, innovative techniques and tools have put Pajaro Valley at the highest level of standards for crop production in the world. The locally invented Bug-Vac vacuums unwanted pests from crops. As a result, fewer pesticides than ever before are being used in the Pajaro Valley area.
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