Local Industries

Beyond being within 20 to 45 minutes of San Francisco, the San Francisco Peninsula and San Jose major economic bases, the Coastside is home to flower growers, Christmas tree growers, artichoke and brussels sprouts growers, cattle raisers and a working harbor at Pillar Point.

All million dollar crops, they are listed in order of production value:

  • Ornamental nursery stock
  • Potted chrysanthemums
  • Roses
  • Potted African violets
  • Christmas trees
  • Potted lilies
  • Artichokes
  • Carnations
  • Daisies
  • Cattle and calves
  • Brussels sprouts
  • Iris and strawflowers

Additionally, millions of dollars of fish are caught commercially each year, including Chinook salmon, Dungeness crabs, red abalone, Dover sole, rockfish, sanddabs, English sole, petrale sole, swordfish and white croaker.