Small Farms and Specialty Crops
Serving Fresno and Tulare Counties
The Small Farms and Specialty Crops Program conducts research and extension programs to benefit production and marketing for small-scale farming operations and specialty crops. We are part of the Small Farm Program of the University of California. Our program serves a diverse clientele, including beginning farmers and immigrant and refugee farmers.
Specialty crops in Fresno and Tulare Counties include Asian specialty vegetables and herbs, jujubes, moringa, blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, and any other crops grown for small-scale production. 78% of the 6,081 farms in Fresno County are small farms (defined by the USDA as grossing less than $350,000 per year, Updating the ERS Farm Typology).