Food Grows Where Water Flows

For more than 25 years, the California Farm Water Coalition has been working with our members to share information about farm water issues, and reminding Californians that "Food Grows Where Water Flows."

Be a part of the effort!

Request a free “Food Grows Where Water Flows” vehicle decal
Request free truck/trailer signs for commodity trailers
Sponsor a "Food Grows Where Water Flows" highway sign

 

California is the leading producer of fresh citrus in the country.

California’s citrus farmers grow nearly 77% of the country’s fresh market citrus. (Florida’s citrus primarily goes to making orange juice!) Oranges, lemons, grapefruit and tangerines are all grown in California- some varieties of lemons, like the Eureka, are produced 12 months a year by California’s farmers.

Growing a new citrus tree is complex! Citrus is typically grown by grafting two different varieties together. The top of the tree, depending on the type of fruit wanted, is paired with a different root variety, which is chosen for it’s resistance to disease, or other growth benefits.

California's citrus growers produce fresh food with water efficiency in mind. Learn more about how California's farmers manage water.

Did you know that California-grown oranges have a much smaller water footprint than many of our global competitors? Learn more about farm water footprints.

 

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California Citrus