Castroville, CA 95012
Located a few miles from Monterey, Castroville is a town in the Monterey County of California. Named after its founder, Juan Bautista Castro, this town calls itself the ‘Artichoke Center of the World’. Considering that it supplies about 75 percent of the artichokes in the country, one would think the town has earned its pride, and it celebrates this pride in the annual Castroville Artichoke Festival. Of course, the town also has other things to offer besides its bounty of artichokes, being one of the oldest towns in the county. Do pay a visit and discover for yourself the charm of Castroville.