As one of the nation’s top producers of avocados, ornamental plants, flowers, succulents, lemons, and other agricultural goods, San Diego County’s farms produce nearly $2 billion annually in sales and help power the economy – particularly in rural areas. Our region’s temperate climate and reliable water supplies support an astounding 5,500 local farms on more than 250,000 cultivated acres – not to mention the numerous farmers markets, restaurants and grocery stores stocked with our local bounty.