California Strawberry Commission
The coast of California is the best place in the world to grow strawberries. Western ocean exposure and balmy Pacific winds insulate our fields from extreme temperatures. Warm sunny days, cool foggy nights and mild winters combine with sandy soil, creating perfect growing conditions. In 2010 alone, more than 2 billion pounds of strawberries were harvested. That amounts to 88 percent of the country's total fresh and frozen strawberries.
The California Strawberry Commission is a state government agency located in Northern California that represents an industry of 600 growers, shippers and processors of California strawberries. With a focus on food safety education, Commission strategies also include production and nutrition research, trade relations, public policy and marketing communications.