Daren GeeCalifornia Country Television turns the spotlight on Santa Maria Valley strawberries in its latest episode, revealing that Santa Maria Style Barbecue isn’t the only homegrown flavor worthy of renown. California Country is produced by the California Farm Bureau and airs on stations throughout the state.

The show’s new strawberry segment features Daren Gee of Daren’s Berries and DB Farms in Santa Maria, who is one of California’s largest independent strawberry growers. Visitors to the area can savor Daren’s juicy strawberries at the Daren’s Berries stand right off Highway 101 at Stowell Road. Click here to see the story and watch the video.

Here’s what California Country has to say about the Santa Maria Valley: “A naturally cool climate mixed with the balmy Pacific winds insulates this area from temperature extremes, making it one of the absolute best places in the world to grow strawberries.”