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.
Strawberries. 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.
Walnut oil. Insanely delicious. Use that in pesto!
Ojai oil company. Really good. We also bought a fig balsamic vinegar
Gluten-free macaroons. These were delicious. Gluten free is everywhere which is a real bonus for many.
Check out these beautiful beets. Three colors.
Lots of fresh farm eggs around the market.
Honey purveyor that also had this bee pollen. Kind of interesting. Toss it on yogurt.
Free 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.
I could smell these apples before walking into the tent.
Love this. Summer in a bottle. It is!
Laundry and other products for the home.
Many family farms there with organic meats, chickens, etc.
Lavender and sage
This is the way to go to a farmer market. Take a long the little red wagon.
These were the insanely delicious strawberries. They were so red that they almost appeared to be on the verge of exploding.
Almonds in multiple flavors.
Artichokes the size of your head.
Colors of carrots.
Another farmers market and a great weekend. No doubt we will return to Ojai.