The Castroville facility was the third Clinica site in northern Monterey County and is in an office of approximately 2,400 sq. ft. This location contains 6 exam rooms, office space for health education and 4 dentals operatories.
This small town lies in the heart of California's Central Coast farm country less than 100 miles from San Francisco and less than three miles from the Pacific Ocean and public beaches. Prime land less than 3 miles from the beach and 10 miles from Salinas in Monterey County is blessed with the perfect climate for growing artichokes. For over 50 years, this "Artichoke Capital of the World" has celebrated harvests of their number one crop with an Artichoke Festival held usually in May.
Castroville (population 6,724 ) is located along the coast beside Monterey Bay. Here the ideal combination of soil, sun and fog provide the perfect growing conditions for artichokes, making Castroville the Artichoke Capital. There's an annual Artichoke Festival and parade, and Marilyn Monroe was crowned the very first Artichoke Queen in 1947.
Castroville has a cute little main street pictured above called Merritt Street, some mobile homes, houses, churches, grocery and food markets, some of which advertise their products on window signs and outdoor placards written in Spanish. The usual shops line this town's main thoroughfare which is dotted with some historic looking buildings, colorful flag banners and unique wall murals. Colorful depictions of local history and figures of note, pay tribute to the town's heritage and its primarily Hispanic residents.
Two major artichoke packers are located here, along with the nation's only artichoke processing plant. Is it any wonder that the townspeople have proclaimed Castroville "The Artichoke Center of the World," and that they celebrate with the annual Artichoke Festival in May?