Ripon Almond Festival

Sitting on the county line between San Joaquin and Stanislaus Counties, Ripon celebrates a regional abundance of almonds great enough able to supply the world. The regions almond crop yield has grown in value to over an estimated $547 million in 2010.

The Almond Blossom Festival is always on the last weekend in February. For more information go to the Ripon Chamber of Commerce website .

Valley Agriculture

Did You Know……

Of the top 10 agricultural producing counties nationwide, seven are located in the Central Valley

California has been the United States' #1 agricultural state for more than 50 years. In the Central Valley, agriculture and agriculturally-related activity accounts for 32.9% of all employment.

Manteca’s Downtown Tuesday Night Farmers Market

Summer nights are full of the sights and smells of the fresh fruits and vegetables in downtown Manteca. Join us for our weekly market every Tuesday from June – August, 4:30 PM – 7:30 PM. Farmers, Food, Entertainment & Arts & Crafts

Library Park, 320 W. Center Street, Manteca, CA. 95336 (209) 823-7229

Dell’ Osso Farms

Home to the area’s largest corn maze each October and Holiday on the Farm complete with snow sledding hill, tree farm and a hayride or train through over one mile of Christmas lights. This is one farm not to be missed.

501 S. Manthey Rd., Lathrop Ca. (209) 982-0833

C & R Fisher Farms

This fruit stand is where you can buy fresh fruits & vegetable just hours after they have been picked. Opened May – October from 8:00 AM – 6:00 PM, 7 days a week. Fishers specializes in peaches, nectarines, pears, persimmons, apples, nuts, cherries, apricots, pluots, tomatoes and more 17747 E. Hwy.120, Ripon, CA. 95366 (209) 982-4184

Oakdale Cheese Factory

Produces the best Gouda and Quark Cheeses in the valley. Stop by their country store for a variety of gifts, cheeses and baked goods

10040 State Hwy 120, Oakdale Ca. (209) 848-3139

Lorena’s Edible Garden

Opened for special events or by appointment this one of a kind business is a must see. Almost 150 varieties of herbs, butterfly and hummingbird plants all naturally grown. Call for an appointment.

17397 Enterprise Rd., Escalon, Ca. (209) 838-1457

The Fruit Bowl

Here is the place to get it all. Fresh fruits and vegetables and a wonderful bakeshop, along with nuts, honey, jams and olive oils all locally grown.

8767 E Waterloo Rd., Stockton, CA. (209) 931-1196

Jessop Farms

20 acres of organically grown blueberries and almonds that you can pick or buy on site. You can’t get fresher then this.

21386 S Murphy Rd. Ripon, Ca. 95366 (209) 824-0341

Lavender Hollow Farm

This seasonal farm is everything a lavender lover could want. Tea Room, and lavender gift items.

Call for schedule

22244 McBride Ave, Escalon Ca. (209) 838-2453

Poots Cactus Farm

You will view over 100 verities of cactus all grown at Poots Farm. This is a must for cactus lovers.

17229 E. Hwy 120, Ripon Ca. 95366 (209) 599-7241

WILDLIFE-Caswell State Park

Only 15 minutes from Manteca. One of the most magnificent aspects of the 258 acre preserve is the lush natural stand of ripirian oak trees. You are guaranteed to enjoy this woodland park loaded with wildlife, seemingly endless nature hiking trails, fishing from the bank of the Stanislaus River, swimming on the sandy beach and public picnic areas. Both day use, and RV & Tent camping are available.

South Austin Road-Ripon, CA

(209) 599-3810