he Salinas valley is world renowned for its many agricultural
produce. Artichokes, lettuce, strawberries and wine grapes are
among the crops that are grown in the Salinas Valley, Castroville,
Las Lomas and in Mosslanding. Large tracts of grazing lands border
the farm lands.
the early days of farming in The Salinas
Valley farm workers piled lettuce on tractor beds then
trucked to nearby packing sheds.
processed the produce was packed in ice and shipped by trucks
and other produce are picked efficiently by doing most of the
processing in the fields and placing the produce directly into
shipping boxes, then shipped in refrigerated trucks.