The Central Valley in California is a high yielding agricultural area extending for 400 miles from the north west of the state. Over 25 crops are grown in this region and although the area takes up less than 1% of the farmland of the United States it produces around 8% of the nations food supply. There are many agricultural jobs to be found in this area. The top food crops for this area are, cereal grains, hay, cotton, tomatoes, vegetables, citrus, tree fruits, nuts table grapes and wine grapes.
Central California has many advantages over the larger cities in California. The pace is slower and the cost of living is more affordable in Central Valley. Unlike many other places in California over 50% to 70% of the people living in this area are able to afford to buy a home. The area is beautiful, surrounded by mountains and hills and there is an abundance of fresh fruit and farmers markets in the region. The Central Valley is also close to many of California's most beautiful natural tourist attractions such as the Giant Sequoias.