See--and taste--the Central Valley's bounty on beautiful orchard drives.
The Central Valley is synonymous with orchards--beautiful, flowering fruit and nut trees in spring, branches laden with delicious peaches, plums, and other fresh fruits in summer, and a bounty of nuts come fall. From early February through late March, depending on weather conditions, the Fresno County Blossom Trail leads you through a breathtaking display as hundreds of orchards burst into bloom. May through September, when produce ripens and local farmstands open, follow the Fresno County Fruit Trail . Throughout the seasons, these friendly farms, many of them family run, host lively festivals and seasonal events where you can pick your own produce and taste and buy delicious pies, preserves, and other treats straight from the farmers' kitchens.
Got a hankering for the Central Valley's bounty other times of year? Stop by the Fresno Vineyard Farmers Market, open year-round.
Good to Grow: Fresno County is the #1 agricultural county and raisin capital of the world.
Tip: For details on what's ripe when, and for pick-your-own opportunities, visit individual farm websites throughout the seasons.