Ojai

We took the past weekend and went up to Ojai with my brother and sister-in-law.  It is such a beautiful drive and the town is quaint.  We stayed at the Ojai Valley Inn and Spa.  It is a great spot, insanely relaxing and a perfect place to recharge your batteries.

I won’t write about any of the places we ate because none of them are memorable.  You aren’t there for the food.  It was about hanging, massages, yoga, golf, walks…you get the idea.

Sunday morning we got up and had breakfast in town and low and behold there was a farmers market.  They are all so good.  We made the rounds and bought up supplies for the drive home.

tomatoesTomatoes!

straeberriesStrawberries.  These strawberries were good but we found some other strawberries later on and had a taste test.  Both delicious but the later ones were sweeter.

walnutoilWalnut oil.  Insanely delicious.  Use that in pesto!

avocadosAvacadoes

ojaioliveoilOjai oil company.  Really good.  We also bought a fig balsamic vinegar

flowersLocal flowers

macaroonsGluten-free macaroons.  These were delicious.  Gluten free is everywhere which is a real bonus for many.

radishesRadishes

beetsCheck out these beautiful beets.  Three colors.

eggsLots of fresh farm eggs around the market.

beepollenHoney purveyor that also had this bee pollen.  Kind of interesting.  Toss it on yogurt.

freehugsFree Hugs.  You have to love this.  This guy has been doing it for 5 years.  He was looking for an new activity.  Not sure this is a great business model but he certainly enjoyed himself.

leeksLarge leeks

applesI could smell these apples before walking into the tent.

summeronabottleLove this.  Summer in a bottle.  It is!

productsLaundry and other products for the home.

familyfarmsMany family farms there with organic meats, chickens, etc.

orangesAlways citrus

lavendar:sageLavender and sage

redflyerThis is the way to go to a farmer market.  Take a long the little red wagon.

strawberriesThese were the insanely delicious strawberries.  They were so red that they almost appeared to be on the verge of exploding.

almondsAlmonds in multiple flavors.

artichokesArtichokes the size of your head.

carrotsColors of carrots.

Another farmers market and a great weekend.  No doubt we will return to Ojai.