Though it began in 1985 as a single roadside umbrella, the Avila Valley Barn stands high on the list of today’s must-visit San Luis Obispo treasures. A rustic barn exterior, surrounded by acres of orchards, blooming flowers and trellises of vines, on the road that leads to the beach, the Avila Valley Barn is the epitome of all farm stands and farmers’ markets. The Avila Valley Barn features u-pick fruits, berries, and vegetables, with a full open-air market of locally-grown and organic produce. There are also a variety of mouth-watering bakery items including their sell-out pies, hand-crafted fudge, and other sweet specialties. If you are passing through on your way to the beach, be sure swing by the deli to pick up some sandwiches or a scoop of SLO-Maid Ice Cream for the road.

Get a taste of seasonal treats like sweet roasted corn-on-the-cob and fresh-pressed apple cider, or get into the holiday spirit by shopping for festive decorations and gifts. Check out the Avila Valley Barn’s monthly fruit and vegetable chart to see what fresh produce is in season. There are few things more satisfying than biting into a nectarine on a summer afternoon or picking the perfect pumpkin in the fall.

If you’re looking for an authentic farm experience while visiting San Luis Obispo, look no further than the Avila Valley Barn. Where else can you shop for locally-grown produce while treating yourself to some apple strudel, eggnog, or olallieberry ice cream? Whether you take a hayride to the pumpkin patch for Halloween, pet the goats at the petting zoo, or pick your own apples in the fall, a trip to the Avila Valley Barn will be an experience adults and children alike are sure to remember forever.

Location

560 Avila Beach Drive, San Luis Obispo, CA

Admission

Free

Regular Hours

Open Daily: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Spring Hours

  • Fruit and Vegetable Stand: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily
  • Sweet Shoppe: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily
  • Animal Feeding: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. Daily
  • Hay Rides: Call for schedule (weather permitting)
  • Pony Rides: Call for schedule – (805) 595-2816

Winter Hours

  • Fruit and Vegetable Stand:
    Thursday-Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
    Sunday-Wednesday 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Santa Hours: Saturday & Sunday 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.

 

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