Thank you both, that is what I figured instinctively...but was hoping for something different.
blt2ski - I have never docked a boat in Cali. I have spent many long commutes from Phoenix to Los Angeles and back, in the car and they don't even stop traffic anymore, just waive you through at about 30 mph.
I always figured it was Cal. budget problems or (?) that maybe the rules had changed. Who knows...I do remember the MedFly scare from living in the Bay Area when I was little, but wasn't sure about quarantine laws...and they vary so widely from country to country, and seemingly from state to state.
I first noticed this with quarantine laws for dogs online states that some countries want rabies shots and a health guarantee, others want 60 day quarantine on boat, others still want 120 days in a land based facility...I guess where to draw the line (if the boat is considered acceptable quarantine for dogs, did this hold true for plants?).
Guess not, too bad, I am a really great cook and I love cooking fresh food, I was really looking forward to the potential of fresh produce on longer voyages.
sailingdog - I figured, being as absolutely stubborn as I am, I could figure out the technical aspects of salt air (the legality and environmental issues were what was bothering me).
Thank you both for the response.