San Joaquin Valley Location
Center of the Bounty of California
We Offer and Provide Fresh Fruit, Domestic and Import for All Seasons.
The San Joaquin Valley has been called “The food basket of the world”, for the diversity of its produce. Broccoli, celery, cauliflower, melons, grapes, tree fruit, citrus and numerous other crops have been harvested with great success.
The San Joaquin Valley produces the majority of the 12.8% of the United States’ agricultural production (as measured by dollar value) that comes from California. Western Pacific’s central location is perfectly situated to distribute the freshest fruit and vegetables from this abundant region. Melons are a Cornerstone of the Valley. Summer and Fall. Cantalope, Honeydew and Watermelon. The term “Westside Melons” is an old School term about the Region. Mendota, Huron, Firebaugh and Los Banos are also known as Westside. Click here to see all of the products we offer.
The San Joaquin Valley extends from the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta in the north to the Tehachapi Mountains in the south, and from the various California coastal ranges (from the Diablo Range in the north to the Temblor Range in the south) in the west to the Sierra Nevada in the east. Unlike the Sacramento Valley, the river system for which the San Joaquin Valley is named does not extend very far along the valley. Most of the valley south of Fresno, instead, drains into Tulare Lake, which no longer exists continuously due to diversion of its sources. The valley’s primary river is the San Joaquin, which drains north through about half of the valley into the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta. The Kings and Kern Rivers are in the southern endorheic basin of the valley, all of which have been largely diverted for agricultural uses and are mostly dry in their lower reaches.
The San Joaquin Valley has hot, dry summers and has historically enjoyed cool rainy winters characterized by dense tule fog.
We are pleased to have Ki Thompson heading our San Joaquin Valley location.