From Stacy’s Desk: California’s state vegetable

We’ve grown up knowing that the California state flower was the California poppy.

But did you know that there is a state fruit, vegetable, grain and nut?

According to an article in The Packer, a radio station held a contest to choose a state food. The finalists were artichokes, avocados, almonds, crab, sourdough bread, grapes and wine.

I know you’re just DYING to know. Who won? Who won??

Ocean Mist Farms, a family owned organization located in Castroville, California — “The Artichoke Capitol of the World” rallied their fans…and the fans came through. Our new state vegetable – the ARTICHOKE!

Morrison is proud to serve several clients representing both our state nut and state grain.

We’d like to give a congratulatory shout out to Sun Valley Rice and Lundberg Family Farms for representing the newly announced state grain - RICE; and another to Big Tree Organic Farms and Blue Diamond for the newly announced state nut – the ALMOND!

Hmm…I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling hungry now!


About the Author

+Stacy Kennedy is a consultant with Morrison, providing business valuations, business planning (including budgeting, cash flow forecasting, strategic planning), feasibility studies, interim executive CFO services, competitive grant writing and special projects that don't fit into any conventional category. You can contact Stacy directly at or via telephone at 530-893-4764 ext. 203.

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