Pumpkin Time at the Avila Barn

The Avila Valley Barn is a local produce stand/country store that I pass on my way to the beach. It’s fun to stop in the summer and grab an ice cream from the candy store or pick up fresh peaches for a pie (or even buy a peach pie if I’m feeling lazy). My favorite time to visit, however, is the first week of October when they’ve set up for fall. It then becomes a glorious presentation of pumpkins, gourds, squashes, mums and fall foliage (yes here in California we will actually buy fall foliage). You can get pumpkin pie, maple pumpkin butter, pumpkin taffy, and pumpkin pie ice cream. And although the pumpkin pie ice cream is totally delicious, I come for the pumpkins themselves. Each year they have varieties and colors I have never seen before. This year, my decorating budget is limited so instead of buying a bunch of pumpkins, I snapped these photos of pumpkins, squash and even a goat instead.


They have a small petting zoo and I just love these tiny goats. They remind me of  little trolls but much cuter.

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4 comments for “Pumpkin Time at the Avila Barn

  1. at 9:54 pm

    What a lovely post! When I lived in San Luis, we used to go to the most charming pumpkin patch on Los Osos Valley Road which looks very similar to this one. The central coast is so beautiful this time of year – thanks for the trip down ‘memory lane’!

  2. Kat
    at 7:31 am

    Thanks for visiting with me. The pumpkin patch on LOVR is still there with their large handpainted jack-o-lantern sign. There is also the sign at the DeVaul ranch announcing that “it’s pumpkin time.”

  3. at 8:57 pm

    The white pumpkins are awesome!

    • Kat
      at 6:23 am

      Yes those are cool, but I think my favorite of the bunch this year was the almost aqua colored one at the top. Never seen those before.

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