Yuma, Arizona is known as the "Winter Lettuce Capital of the World". Yuma grows about 90% of the leafy vegetables grown in the US. There are 23 cooling plants to cool entire truckloads of vegetables to avoid spoilage. Lettuce is not the only crop grown in Yuma. 125 other crops are grown in the area including: dates, lemons, tangelos, tangerines, watermelons and cantaloupes. Seasonal produce jobs are available in Yuma, Arizona.
As well as being a good location for agricultural careers, Yuma is host to YPG (Yuma Proving Grounds) and the Marine Corps Air Station Yuma. There are several colleges and several historical locations such as the Yuma Territorial Prison and the E.F Sanguinetti Home. The Colorado River runs through Yuma providing water to this desert community. Many parks and outdoor recreational areas are built near the river so the desert dwellers can enjoy swimming and water sports in the sun. Yuma is a fun place for families with lots to see and do.