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Santa Cruz County Agriculture Economics


 

  • 682 Farms
  • 47,489 Acres
  • Average Farm is 70 acres
  • Crop Sales $433,545,000
  • Livestock Sales $13,872,000

(Source:USDA 2007 Census of Agriculture)

Top Crop Items

  1. Berries: 7398 acres
  2. Vegetables:160,3322 acres
  3. Lettuce:160,2898 acres
  4. Apples:160,2139 acres
  5. Brussel Sprouts: 160,1036 acres (Ranked #1 in the State)

Top Livestock Items:

  • Colonies of Bees: 2,037
  • Horses and Ponies: 1,132
  • Cattle and Calves: 734
  • Goats: 483 

Top Crops by Value:

  • Strawberries $198,259,000
  • Raspberries $132,414,000
  • Cut Flowers $67,398,000
  • Vegetables $32,717,000
  • Blackberries $29,424,000

Value of Agriculture Production 2011: $565,740,000

(Source: 2011 Crop report )

State Ranking: 20th

(Source: Santa Cruz County Farm Bureau)

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