Fruits and Fun Flourish in San Joaquin County

Fruits and Fun Flourish in San Joaquin County

By Rachael Medina May 21, 2019

The summer breeze carries the sweet, melodic scent of strawberries, blueberries, and figs, while the tantalizing hues of summer squash and tomatoes evoke memories of delicate crostini, inspiring the weekend’s brunch menu. Sauntering around the farmers markets scattered across San Joaquin County alludes to the county’s esteem as the most productive agricultural region in the world. With over 250 crops grown across the seasons, farm-to-table cuisine is plentiful, as is an appreciation for nature amongst the metropolitan cities of Lodi, Stockton, and Tracy.

An annual Asparagus Festival pays homage to the county’s designation as the “food basket of the world” and is the largest celebration of its kind in the West. The festival features live entertainment, carnival games, and a recipe contest—plus several culinary delights, ranging from savory dishes like asparagus pasta and asparagus lumpia to sweeter treats such as asparagus ice cream and asparagus churros for adventurous souls.

Recomended businesses

Show me California.com
Recommended Businesses near

Discover the best of California. Our recommended businesses are top-quality and are committed to their communities.

Real Estate

Travel & Accommodation

Dining

Professional Services

more

With warm weather nearly year-round, the San Joaquin County’s outdoor activities can be enjoyed regardless of the season. Absorb the sun’s rays while surrounded by the untamed beauty of Lodi Lake’s scenic nature trail, learn about the region on a narrated boat cruise around the Port of Stockton, meander across the arched bridges or through the cherry blossoms of Micke Grove Regional Park’s Japanese garden, and join the community for a concert or picnic in the park.

San Joaquin County offers all of the comforts of urban cities, from shopping destinations to fine-dining restaurants, in addition to sprawling farmlands and green landscapes. Large malls, cozy shopping centers, and vintage boutiques reside throughout the county and are interspersed with science and history museums to satisfy every desire and mood. After a full day of exploration, indulge in one of the county’s many eateries offering the best in brunch, steak, and even seafood.

WRITTEN BY
Rachael Medina

WRITTEN BY Rachael Medina

Rachael Medina is the staff writer and content manager for California.com. She was born and raised just outside the Mojave Desert in Southern California and moved to the redwood forests of Humboldt C…

See full bio

0 comments


author photo
Please enter text

You may also like

Travel

The Iconic Los Angeles Architecture You Need to See

Stroll through the city streets to discover the best architecture in Los Angeles....Read more

Travel

The Golden State's Most Beautiful College Towns

Whether you dream of studying by the beach or the woods, the 5 most beautiful college towns in California have …...Read more

Travel

The 25 San Francisco Fun Facts You'll Wish You Knew Before

You might think you know the city well, especially if you live there, but these interesting facts about San Francisco …...Read more

Travel

Getaway Guide: South Lake Tahoe

Get ready to enjoy an epic vacation in South Lake Tahoe, using our getaway guide to direct you to the …...Read more