Salinas Valley, widely known as the “Salad Bowl of the World,” is an agricultural community with diverse residents and a rich history. The City of Salinas, the center of said “Salad Bowl,” is the largest city in the Salinas Valley and the county, with close to 150,000 residents living in its incorporated area. When I was growing up in the Salinas Valley, my family would make weekly trips up to Salinas for entertainment, to buy groceries and visit extended family, which was a treat for me, since King City was a small town with very few things to do. Since then, Salinas has been a central part of my life, be it living in the community or participating in community events. Gabriela López Chávez reports via Our State of Health.