California produces 75% of the celery that is grown in the United States. I had no idea when I moved there. In fact, I lived right in the middle of the biggest celery producing area. The celery fields were apparently cleverly disguised as strawberry fields. They had tiny roadside stands with strawberries and sweet-looking little women who would sell these crates of beautiful, succulent berries.
It turns out all along I was surrounded by celery and as soon as I realized it, I left. Nobody should have to put up with that.