Welcome Summer with a Trip to Avila Valley Barn


I recently took a trip up the coast of California and stopped at Avila Valley Barn in San Luis Obispo.  I discovered this gem a few years back and couldn’t wait to check it out again.  It has become a favorite spot for locals and tourists to pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables, a gourmet deli sandwich, hot corn on the cob, a freshly made fruit pie, or an ice cream treat to cool off in the warm summer months.



Avila Valley Barn


Enjoy fresh fruits and vegetables.

Avila Valley Barn


Select from an assortment of gourmet jams and jellies.

jams and jellies


Shop their garden decor, cookbooks, and signs, which are available for purchase.



In 1985, the family set up a small table along Avila Beach Drive to sell their fresh produce.  It was a huge hit and they expanded the following year.  Eventually, they built a barn to store their home grown fruits and vegetables.  Since then, they’ve added a country bakery, gourmet gifts, and most recently, a deli.  They offer pony rides for the kids and even have a variety of farm animals for the little ones to feed.



Feed the adorable animals onsite.

Avila Valley Barn



And then rock out!

Hello summer

And then, there were the rocking chairs!  As the kids ran around, the adults took a nap, or relaxed and ate their ice cream cones.

For some, that’s what summer is all about!



Avila Valley Barn

By the seventh day God completed His work which He hath done;

and He rested on the seventh day from all His work.  Gen. 2:2