Sonoma County has strong agricultural roots. As early as 1920, Sonoma County was ranked as the eighth most agriculturally productive U.S county and a leading producer of poultry products, hops, grapes, prunes, apples and dairy products, largely due to the extent of available, fertile agricultural land and an abundance of high quality irrigation water. Over the years, grapes have taken over, currently we have 13 approved American Viticultural Areas and over 250 wineries. About 80 percent of non-pasture agricultural land in the county is for growing wine grapes
The coming week, we have the yearly Fair. The Sonoma County Fair is among the region’s most time-honored and cherished traditions. It began in 1936, when local leaders Joseph T. Grace, Ernest Finley, Emil Kraft and V.G. Garrett joined forces to create a race track and exposition center to showcase the abundance of Sonoma County.
One of my favorites is the flower show, this years theme is going to be backyard blossoms. The gardens are beautiful, and I always find great ideas to us in our own garden.
It’s from July 25 to August 11, open daily (except Mondays) from 11 am – 10 pm.