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Salinas is named for the Spanish word “salina,” which means “salt marsh.”

Salinas: “Salad Bowl of the World”


The Salinas Valley, located in the Central Coast Region of California, is one of the most productive agricultural regions in the world, earning its moniker “the Salad Bowl of the World.” Located roughly 100 miles south of San Francisco, the Salinas Valley is home to thousands of acres of produce and flower farms, as well as wineries.
 

Other Facts about the Salinas Valley

  • Located in portions of Monterey, Kings and San Benito counties
  • Runs approximately 90 miles from Salinas south toward King City
  • Cities in the Salinas Valley include:
  • Located in between the Gabilan and Santa Lucia mountain ranges
  • Agriculture is the dominant industry of the valley, thanks in part to its ideal, Mediterranean-like climate
  • Dominant crops of the region:
    • Strawberries
    • Lettuce
    • Tomatoes
    • Spinach
    • Broccoli
    • Cauliflower
    • Wine grapes
    • Celery
  • Home to favorite son, author John Steinbeck, and the setting for many of his novels, including East of Eden and Of Mice and Men