"Castroville -- Artichoke Capital of the Universe" Castroville by Ewingjr98
Castroville Travel Guide: 11 reviews and 45 photos
For most visitors to Monterey County, Castroville is just an intersection they pass on the way to more popular and famous spots such as Carmel, Monterey, and Big Sur. Few realize the agricultural significance of this small community that produces 75 percent of the nations artichoke crop. To get a feel for this farming town of 6,000, stop by during the annual artichoke festival when 20,000 visitors flood the town center eating artichokes, listening to music, and spending money.
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