Agriculture is a key part of the Delta region with an estimated 90 percent of land in the region still devoted to growing crops. From peat-grown sod to wine grapes and pears, it is the foundation’s goal to educate the public on the wide array of crops that are grown in this incredibly fertile region of the state. There are over 90 agricultural products grown in the Delta.
About 325,000 acres are farmed within the Delta region, growing crops such as corn, grain, alfalfa, rice, pears, grapes, strawberries, blueberries, cherries, walnuts, almonds, olives, tomatoes, asparagus, potatoes and more.
Part of the Delta’s agriculture consists of vast fields of grapes growing in the rich soil, handy to the irrigation waters supplied by the Delta’s rivers and sloughs. California Delta vineyards are thriving, enjoying the warm daytime sunshine and the evening cooling effects of breezes that are funneled in through the Carqueniz Straits.
Some vineyards here date back to the early 1800s. More than a few grapes grown in the California Delta regions find their way to the highly touted vintners in the Napa Valley. Wines made in our own Delta region are becoming more recognized for their high quality. This region is as well known for its wine as it is for its other agriculture and its recreational waterways.