County Agricultural Production nears $150 million: Seven Fun Facts
San Mateo County is home to world-leading corporations and some of the most expensive commercial and residential real estate in the nation. What you may not know is the key role local agriculture plays in the economy and in keeping the county a desirable place to live and work. Read on to learn more.
1. Ag is Big Business
2. The Top Ag Product is Likely Not What You Think
3. The County's Economy Runs on Tech. But You Can't Eat Your Smartphone
The sheer economic size of world-leading corporations hugging the Highway 101 corridor dwarfs the economic output of the county's agricultural industry. But you can't eat a cell phone or an investment portfolio like you can fresh eggs.
4. Everybody Loves a Comeback Story
5. Local Farms Protect Against Over-Development
6. You Can Enjoy Local Produce Close to Home...
7. ... Or on the Road
2018 Crop Report Highlights
|Potted Plants||$82.5 million|
|Brussels Sprouts||$14.2 million|
|Forest Products||$5 million|
|Bedding Plants||$3.9 million|
|Fruit and Nut Crops1||$3.4 million|
|Cut Flowers||$2.5 million|
|Field Crops3||$1.5 million|
|Livestock Products/Apiary4||$1.3 million|
|Fava Beans||$1.2 million|
1. Wine grapes, apples, berries, chestnuts, etc. 2. Cattle, calves, goats, lamps, pigs, etc. 3. Dry beans, hay, barley, oats. 4. Honey, beeswax, eggs, cheese, wool, etc.
Commercial Fish Catch:
|Dungeness Crab||801,607||$3.7 million|
|Chinook Salmon||278,786||$3.3 million|
|Squid||2.5 million||$1.3 million|
Included for informational purposes only; totals not included in the Annual Crop Report.