The Delta region is one of the most productive farming regions of the United States. Major crops grown in the Delta include corn, grain, hay, sugar beets, alfalfa, tomatoes, asparagus, and safflower; various fruits are also raised here, as well as some livestock.
Delta Farms and Wineries along Scenic Highway 160
While California Endive Farms is now America’s largest grower of endive, the company started from very humble beginnings as the brainchild of founder Rich Collins. The seed for the idea was planted in 1978 while Rich worked as a dishwasher in a French restaurant in Sacramento, California. After a trip to Europe to learn hands-on about growing techniques, California Endive Company was born in 1983. Now year round production of the highest quality red and white endives- both conventional and organic.
Location: 15 Poppy House Road Rio Vista, California 94571
The Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta is becoming a premier wine-producing region in California. There are hundreds of acres of vineyards to be seen when wandering the back roads. Those grapes result in fine wines from a number of vineyards. Take a road trip and explore the magic that is the Delta. See some initial ideas in the following articles.
Delta Wine Tasting-Old Sugar Mill
Delta Wine Crush – Bogle, Carvalho, Heringer, Scribner Bend, 2017
Delta Wine Tasting – Bogle, 2017
Delta Wine Tasting – Bogle, Scribner Bend, Six Hands, 2016
Hidden Upriver Wineries – Miners Leap, Julietta, Grand Island, 2018