Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Avila Valley Barn


Hello Everyone!
I hope you are all having a great week.
I wanted to share a few pictures with you of my favorite place to buy produce.
When we lived in Southern California, Avila Valley Barn was our favorite place to stop for produce.


 is located in San Luis Obispo.
They have the best home-grown, fresh picked produce.  
From May to December you can pick your own produce...



I love the way they display their produce...


I wasn't going to buy very many pumpkins this year....
Then I stopped here this last weekend......
The kids had a blast picking out pumpkins to take back home.


We started out with a basket....


 Then ended up having to get a cart....













They even have a few farm animals.....






















On the weekends they have free hay rides.









If you are ever in San Luis Obispo, California
 and the beach is only 2 minutes away....


I hope you all have a great week!
Take Care,
Maria

93 comments:

DustyLu said...

Yes, still up! I love this Barn! It is so much like Underwood Family Farm down the street from us! So much fun! You kids are beautiful! I love you pics they look great! Have a great week! Talk soon.
Lulu

Etta said...

Beautiful pictures Maria!! :-) I love the barn on the background!! and all those pumpkins ... love it!
Kisses
Etta

Zaira said...

Hi Maria, how are you?? we busy girls....Hoper everything's fine. I will get in contact soon, I've been very busy me too!! Those pictures are great love those autumn colours!!!

Theresa said...

That looks like the best market ever! Your pics are great as always, makes me want to head west! Theresa xoxo

paige said...

hi maria!
i was so tickled this morning to open up google reader & see you had posted. could you post daily or something because i love your blog!! wink!!

what a gorgeous market
holy cow!
the selection of pumpkins you have is incredible.

i look forward to you sharing what fall looks like in your home

oh
& i can't wait to see your shop opening too

wow...nothing like a stalkeresque comment huh
ox

BB said...

Oh, my! That place is autumn paradise. I love everything autumn, and that place is perfection!
Brenda

Jojo said...

What a great market! I want to go!!!

swedishouse said...

WOW!
I have never seen anything like this before...Soo this is what Autumn is about in the states.
Harvest Festivals in the UK seem quite lame by comparison.
And here in towards the north in Sweden...there is nothing much growing, except obviously the beautiful Pines and birches and the beauty of the lakes & rivers...a slower pace, everything and everyone preparing for snow and winter.

HAPPY HAPPY AUTUMN DAYS!
Love your photo's thanks for sharing

LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

Jacqueline said...

WOW.....what a place.....those pumpkins are out of this world !! We never see pumpkins like that in the UK. It all looks so fresh and delicious. I would shop there every day of the week, Maria. XXXX

Sofies Haus said...

Ohhh these pictures are so darling! Thats the way I love autumn!!!
I especially love the white pumpkins!
Hope you are fine!!!!Hughs Anja

sissie said...

Oh my! Pumpkin Heaven! I sure wish we had that market here in my neighborhood!
Lovely photos too.

hugs
Sissie

Villa König said...

Hi Maria,
great pictures! A lovely place, it looks like a pumkin paradis! :-) Hugs Yvonne

KATHY said...

Great photos! I love all the autumn colors....Kathy

Sarah Lynne said...

These are great pictures! I can't wait to make it to a fall fest or a soon!

gail said...

love places like that! I want to buy everything....love the old signs and old buildings and old crates.....
gail
adventuresininnkeeping.blogspot.com

Between You and Me said...

Maria!!!!
I want to go to that barn!
Those grapes....
Those pumpkins....
Those mums.....
Those baskets full of Fall Leaves!!!

can't wait to see what you've done at your house!

traci said...

what an amazing market. just beautiful. everything about it. wish there was someplace like that around me. i would be there every day.

tomorrow i am going to write down step by step instructions for how to make a banner with multiple pictures for you. how wide do you want it?

Ness Lockyer said...

You are so lucky to have such a wonderfully gorgeous barn to visit. As always your photos are beautiful.
Hugs,
Ness xx

Craftberry Bush said...

Tres jolie....:o)

Debbie said...

Hi Sweet Maria....Don't you just love all the wonderful colors and scents of Autumn? LOVE farm markets in the Fall. Always have the warm fuzzies after leaving one.
Your photos are great!
Have a super week!
Debbie@houseatthelake

Menina Veneno said...

Very nice post! Very nice pictures! Have a lovely week! ; )

Design Love said...

What a gorgeous place! I love the way they stacked those grapes, don't know why, but I think it's beautiful!!! Love the white pumpkins too

Cindy
xo

Lindsay said...

I have a special place in my heart for Avila Beach. GORGEOUS pictures Maria. I love how they display their produce and flowers. WOW! Did you take a trip down south?

michelle said...

What a wonderful place! All that produce looks amazing! What a fun place to spend a day with the kids!

Chrissy said...

Love it!!We have a place quite like that near here,could spend days poking around! Hope you are well!

High Street Cottage said...

It's funny to see this as I was just having a phone conversation with someone who was mentioning the Barn to me. She was asking if I'd ever gone, which was no, and describing all the wonderful things they have. She actually works there. Now seeing the photos I will have to stop in. Beautiful, thank you for sharing this.

freckled laundry said...

Beautiful farm and photographs! I have a favorite farm here in NY with the gorgeous produce, hay rides, animals, etc. but I must say that Avila Valley Barn's displays are so much more lovely. I could spend all day there. Your children are beautiful, Maria. Thanks for sharing.

Hugs,
Jami

Debra@Common Ground said...

What a great place! So much fun picking out pumpkins with the kids, your photos are wonderful, love all that Fall color!
xo,
Debra

Secret Garden Cottage said...

Hey Mary,
This looks like the MOST AMAZING place for produce!! Look at all of those fabulous white and greyish pumpkins just sitting there for the taking. I was struggling trying to find some over the weekend, and when I did, it was slim pickins. I think we only live a couple of hours from San Luis Abispo. We'll definitely have to check this place out. :)
Thanks for sharing with us!
Have a great week!
Hugs,
Jo :)

Everlasting Blooms said...

This market looks fabulous! I wish we had one like this by us! A wee bit jealous :) Thanks for shareing! I'll have to keep it in mind if we are ever in that area!

Georgia said...

This looks like my heaven!!! I love stuff like this!

xxx

Little Leslie said...

Maria, It looks like Fall heaven. I love your pictures. We were just by there last week. I wish we would have known about that wonderful place.
Dusty Lu, did you see all of those white pumpkins?

Lolo said...

Didnt know you used to live in my neck of the woods! :)
We were just at Avila Barn this past weekend...my kids (and me too!) love it there. I posted some pics of their pumpkins on my blog too :) Arent their baked goods and sweet shoppe amazing too?!

Amy @ Journey Mum said...

Wow, what an incredibly beautiful place! Thank you for sharing these lovely pictures. :)

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

What a fabulous market!
Why would anybody ever want to enter a grocery store again with something this wonderful close by? :-)

Have a great Tuesday!
Hugs,
Anne

Kate at Dream To Life said...

This is a stunning post....It makes me miss SoCal so much! The produce, the atmosphere, the flowers, the weather! love it! Thanks :>)

Ashley said...

This place looks simply wonderful, I will make a promise to myself to stop by there next May! Have a great day! xoxoxo ~Ashley www.1942charm.blogspot.com

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

How wonderful!!Love the pics too!! Hugs,Rachel

Lissa said...

you get to go to the neatest places! maybe that's where we should move. ;)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi Maria-
How are you? What a wonderful place to buy your produce, so pretty! I almost went to college there but it didn't work out. I love to visit though! My favorite road trip is taking the 1 from San diego to San Fran! Have a wonderful week!
XO
Kristin

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Hi Maria-
How are you? What a wonderful place to buy your produce, so pretty! I almost went to college there but it didn't work out. I love to visit though! My favorite road trip is taking the 1 from San diego to San Fran! Have a wonderful week!
XO
Kristin

Robyn said...

OHHHH that place looks DIVINE! LOVE love your photos and I also LOVE how they display there goodies! It's awesome!

Shannon said...

Oh wow that place looks amazing and dangerous. I would be there all the time buying flowers, fresh fruit and the amount of pumpkins I would bring home would be ridiculous!

Tracy is ... Loving Pretty Things said...

I went here this summer - and was SO in love.....and seeing it in fall ... makes my heart go pitter-patter!!

Thanks for sharing - what a fun weekend you had!

xoxo

Carole said...

Their displays are stunning--love the piles of grapes. I would leave with at least a cart of things.

Anonymous said...

Just beautiful!! Love the old barnand all the beautiful pumpkins and flowers. I just love fall except Iknow here in MI winter comes next:( Have a great day!! Elma elma2179@yahoo.com

Andrea - Faded Plains said...

What a beautiful place...there's just something about buying locally that makes everything taste sweeter.

Paige @ The Wandering Cottage said...

What a beautiful place. When we move to California I'll have to make my way there.

House On Beach Street said...

Gorgeous. Looks like so much fun. We live about 3 hours from SLO, maybe it's time for a ROAD TRIP!!
Beautiful photos.

cityfarmer said...

you've transported me right to that barn ... let's meet for coffee

now these people know something about styling

sachasächali said...

What a pretty place!!!
Greetings from Switzerland,
Daniela

angela walker jewelry said...

Oh how I would love to have a place like that near me!
What beautiful photos too!
Health and happiness,
Angela

Anonymous said...

thank you so much for taking us east coasters on such a great tour! really loved your photos.

kerrie said...

San Luis Obispo is one of my favorite areas in Ca. Would love to live there. We have a farm like that in our parts called Sloughhouse. And then there is always Apple Hill only 35 mins away up the hill just past Placerville...and one of the reasons I love Autumn so much!

me and alice said...

Hello dear Maria!
So long time since I visited your beautiful blog!!!! Love everything I see! Wow what a place. Have to remember it for next time we come over!!!

Now I will read everything I missed here since last time!!! It's like having a nice magazine...
xoxo Susanne

Annette said...

Great photos. I love those white pumpkins. I find it amazing how pumpkins are so popular over there. In Australia we don't celebrate Halloween although there have been efforts in recent years to try and promote it and get us Aussies behind it.

Melaine Thompson said...

did I ever tell you that I LOVE the music on your blog? Great photos by the way! We have a little shop about 5 min from us just like this minus the hay rides! Love it!

Elyse said...

i love places like this and boy, do they know how to present their produce. everything is sorted and stacked so beautifully. great pics!

xo
elyse

Farmgirl Paints said...

Love all the pics Maria. Just lovely. My favorite is of the goat! So cute;)

marian said...

If I'd ever get there somehow... I'd want to get there about this time of year with all those pumpkins and the beautiful fall colours! Beautiful pictures! Thanks for sharing!
Bye,
Marian

Heaven's Walk - said...

Holy cow, Maria...I could spend all day at that place! So beautifully displayed! It looks like you all had such a great time - and your kids are just adorrrable! Hey, when I come out to visit you, will you take me there....? lol!

Hugs ~ xoxo laurie

Priscila Peters said...

Cute post. The images are great.

Looking Glass said...

Wow! This looks simply amazing! I wish we had one in Sydney! We have produce markets, but this is somethin' else!

~ Clare x

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful place. It looks like just plain old fun...to be there and experience it. Now..what I am wondering is - HOW full of pumpkins and assorted goodies was your car when you left? Diana

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

What great pictures. I can't believe how cute it all is. I love the photos with the cart and the sunflowers...wish I could see it in person :)

Allison said...

What a great market! I went to college down there. Either I missed this place or it wasn't there when i attended college. It looks fabulous. I would have gottens several of those white pumpkins! Your kids are adorable, Maria.

All That Jazz said...

Oh wow, that place looks amazing! And you took BEAUTIFUL photographs of it! The market could use them in their advertising, seriously! ;-)
I really want to go to the pumpkin patch....hopefully in the next few weeks!

Life love, clutter and other beautiful things. said...

Gorgeous autumn colour!!

Your house is beautiful. I love all of it. Sigh. So lovely xx

Madelief said...

I wish we had such a great looking shop nearby! Your kids look very sweet on the photos.

Happy wednesday & lieve groet,

Madelief

Daydream Living said...

Hi Maria!
I always love to visit California, so next time I will try and go to that place. Beautiful photo's!
Thanks for sharing, all the best,
Maureen xx

Rozmeen said...

Beautiful pictures Maria, I love this place. Gives a lovely fall feeling.

Thanks for sharing.
Hug,
Rozmeen

Anne Marie said...

that produce looks so wonderful right now!! i would go crazy shopping there...and your daughter is gorgeous Maria...

we'll talk after the sale okay? have a great weekend -
xo+blessings,
anne marie

RamblingTart said...

What a gorgeous place!! I love how homey and beautiful it is. Your photos are magnificent! :-)

Curtains In My tree said...

That is the prettiest bunch of pumpkins I have ever seen. There is nothing close to that in this small town , how I wish there was.

Janice

Angela said...

Great blog. I have been following for a while. I love taking pictures of produce markets. They are some of my favorites. My kids, though, not so much. Don't like posing among the produce. I have a dilemma today though. I have recently viewed a blog post, made a mental note to go back to it, then forgot which blog I was on. So, my question is have you recently posted a blog about a new rug in your kitchen? Thanks.

jenna @ alittlebleu said...

great pictures!! it looks like you guys had so much fun.

i always laugh when i go in with a basket and end up with a cart :) i try to tell myself it will prevent me from going overboard, but then i always walk out with a cart before it's over!

Linda @ Painted Whyte said...

You take the most amazing pictures - what kind of camera do you use. I am shopping for one and have no idea what kind to get - i now have a Canon point and shoot and am entering into the DSLR world - help!!!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

That is a gorgeous shop. Love their displays and the giant piles of pumpkins! Looks so fun!

Vintage Home said...

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Gina said...

Oh, that is a great market for sure...I think I could roam around all day...okay, maybe just hang out with the animals then...did you get any "white" pumpkins? Looks like you and your family had a great time!
Gina

Renee said...

Gorgeous photos! What a beautiful place to shop.

Air Kiss said...

Just gorgeous!! I can see why it's your fave!! Incredible pics & what cute kids you have! Congrats on your RH's mag feature.. yay!!! :))
:)
Lara

LatteLisa said...

What a wonderful collection of photos!

Thank you ;-)

Gail said...

Oh my, I could spend all day there, such beautiful displays, and colors.
Thank you for sharing this.

the VG huis said...

Wow what a place!!! I wanna live there hehehe. I love white pumpkins, but sadly have yet to see any around my area??? only small little baby white pumpkins. Your pictures and kids are beautiful! cheers, Stacey

jackie said...

I was raised in San Luis Obispo and now live in Oklahoma.....to bad they did not have this around when I was growing up. I love to see people blog about my home town............you are so lucky to be close to this bounty of beauty! Thanks for showing the pictures!

Michael Mattison said...

This is the best pumpkin-themed post I've ever come across -- kudos! And of course it's making me very homesick; back in Washington State there are some magical pumpkin patches.
Take care,
Michael

Jay said...

Those are some great pictures of the barn! The Barn is a gem of Avila Beach and the Central Coast. Keep up the good work!

-Jay

PeregrineBlue said...

Priceless trip. Haven't been up that way in ages. Have to go now that I saw your photos. Glorious.

RealBeauty said...

LOVE these photos! Reminds me of why I love fall so much!!

http://realbeauty-realbeauty.blogspot.com/

Velvet Dawn said...

Wow..you are an amazing blogger with sooo many great ideas...I love how you decorate. If only I could stick to one color and be happy. I am happy to follow your blog. Dawn from NJ.

Akuka said...

I love all pictures, and the place...
I follow you from Spain.
Have a great day!!!

Anonymous said...

I love this barn too! A perfect day with the kids usually involves heading out to the barn to see the animals and buy produce... a stroll on avila beach or the port san luis pier.... and then to the village of Arroyo Grande to go to our favorite candy shoppe in the world "A Sweet Shoppe Named Desire" They have the best fudge, salt water taffy, and chocolate dipped bacon!

www.desiresweets.com