Header photo

I took this photo in the eastern Sierras, off Highway 395, at the Owens Gorge Road. I love those mailboxes and every time we travel to the Sierras, we drive by them just to see them!

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Agriculture in the Coachella Valley

Our valley is now alive and green. Many summer crops are already growing...corn, peppers, watermelon, and grapes. In fact, one crop of corn has already been harvested. See the photo of the tall corn next to the harvested field? Yup. Corn is already in our farmers' markets. Can you believe it? I talked to the manager of the field that was already harvested and asked him how many crops of corn he will get there and he told me two. Wow. Isn't that incredible? The Coachella Valley has a 365 day growing season and farmers rotate winter crops with summer ones.

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