Trends in people enjoying fresh and healthy local produce are increasing. EGAP is committed to ensuring that local produce availability continues to expand in Escondido and is working to make it easier for people to purchase products from local farms. View local farmers markets in and around Escondido.
GOING BACK TO OUR ROOTS. Support EGAP and our quest to preserve Escondido's Agricultural & Farming Roots.
ESCONDIDO'S RICH AGRICULTURAL HISTORY
Agriculture was a mainstay of the Escondido economy from the late 19th century up through the 1950's. As Escondido grew, agriculture became less visible but remained a significant part of the economy. Avocados, citrus, grapes, nursery products, and other crops drive a silent but substantial economic engine today. Avocado revenues alone can impact the economy by more than $100 million per year, and most of these dollars are spent in Escondido businesses. However, because of rising water prices and development pressures Escondido faces important decisions about the future of Agriculture.
Escondido Growers for Agricultural Preservation (EGAP) is committed to ensuring that Escondido enjoys the benefits and future opportunities associated with its Agricultural business sector. EGAP works with growers, the City of Escondido, and community leaders on expanding agriculture, agriculture related events, and on investment in Escondido’s farm economy.