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Artichoke is Now California State Vegetable, No Joke!

Published on: October 09, 2013

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California Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom said recently that the artichoke is now the official state vegetable of California, a decision that was based on social media votes. California grows¬†100% of the U.S. artichoke crop, and of course, we celebrate the gourmet food with the Artichoke Festival each year in Castroville. ¬†Other foods nominated for official state veggie status included almonds and avocados. Official California “things” include the state flower (poppy), state dance (Western Swing)…..read more>

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