San Benito County, California
Have you ever wondered where the produce you see in your grocery store came from? Well, if you are in the US, Canada, Japan, and Europe, it is likely that you will find something that has been grown in California. The Mediterranean climate of California which stretches along the Pacific Ocean provides the perfect growing conditions for many crops. Travel north or south along I-5 or Hwy-101 along the length of the state, keep your eyes open and the landscape will speak about the productivity of the land. Last month when we went on a college tour for my older daughter I took some pictures of the fields along the way.
My family used to live in Hollister where every freeway that leads us out of the city goes through farms of some sort. Depending on the road that you take you are submerged into a different smell. Gilroy definitely will surround you with a garlic smell for miles as processing plants push out aromatic steam into the atmosphere. Then you come to a place where most of the vegetables are processed and you feel like you're near a pizza factory.