Thursday, May 17, 2012

Classic Organic Farm (Where Samuel L. Jackson Buys His Produce)

Have you seen that new iPhone commercial with Samuel L. Jackson? The one where he cancels golf and cooks a romantic dinner? If not, here is a screen shot.


In this particular scene, Samuel is asking Siri for assistance with locating a local organic market where he can buy mushrooms for his risotto. I know, I am an amazing story teller. It's a gift.


I am giving you this background because prior to Sister K telling me this interesting little factoid, I had not known the significance of this farm either. Anyhow, seeing that this farm was only 10 miles from the town of Solvang in another little town called Gaviota, we had to go and check it out. Because if it's good enough for Samuel L. Jackson, it's good enough for me. The farm is located on Hwy 101 and is easy to miss if you are not looking for it. There is but one little dirt road that leads into this farm. Driving up to the barn, I see a large peace sign on the side of the barn. Groovy baby!

There is a small pick-your-own strawberry area directly across from the barn. Strawberry picking is hard work. I'm embarrass to say that it took us a really long time to pick this pint. I know, we suck at strawberry picking or any sort of farm work actually. 

But there is just something about being out in the fresh air, picking your own fruit while getting a tan that makes you appreciate not having to do that every time you want some fruit. I kid, I actually had a lot of fun and wish that I had more opportunities to slow down and do this more often.

Inside the barn are pre-harvested organic produce that you can just buy without the work. The produce here are amazingly fresh and beautiful. We originally had plans to buy some of this produce and cook it up in our hotel room which has a little kitchenette but after a full day of sightseeing this plan went out the window. Next time!

This is how you pay for your produce. It is so laid back here. Go and pay them a visit the next time you are driving through or looking for some mushrooms for your risotto. Tell them Siri sent you.

Classic Organic Farm & Market
2330 Old Coast Hwy,
Gaviota, CA 93117

1 comment:

SJ said...

Ahhh, when I lived in California I used to pass Gaviota all the time when I would drive from my hometown to my college in San Luis Obispo. I wish I had known about spots like these when I lived there.