Avila Valley Barn

Avila Valley Barn, San Luis Obispo: Hours, Address, Avila Valley Barn Reviews: 4.5/5

Avila Valley Barn
4.5
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Dee
Puyallup, WA11 contributions
Fed the animals
Aug 2021
So we came here for the first time. It was fun! You can purchase a head of romaine for $3. The cart is out front and its the honor system. There were goats, horses, pigs and a couple other animals. My kiddos loved it. There was also a shop but we didn't get to walk in there. I think it had ice cream and fudge? It was like a little gift shop. I would recommend trying this place.
Written 24 August 2021
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Kkoleary
Scottsdale, AZ739 contributions
Feed the Goats
May 2021 • Family
Took our three year old granddaughter to feed the goats. We bought two heads of romaine lettuce and feed the goats through a grate fence. She had a fantastic time. It was perfect because typical goat farms put the child in the pen where children are easily knocked down and traumatized.
The store had beautiful strawberries but merchandise was very overpriced. Spent about an hour which was perfect.
Written 10 May 2021
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Debbie C
San Diego, CA62 contributions
Great mini "farm" stop for tourist or outing family alone or family friends
Apr 2021 • Friends
First, I'd go again, to sit and hangout, eat food or snacks, visit the "barnyard animals, and buy food and kitchen items. It's unique in many ways their items, but items expensive and a tourist setup . Its free to come here, and plenty of free parking, and it has clean restrooms. I imagine it gets quite quite crowded. We went before lunch last Friday and enjoyed it.

Fresh produce, lots of food and cooking items, fresh eggs, kitchenware and kitchen towels. Fresh pies,, cookies,, cobblers. Your typical branded jama, jellies, olive oil, pesto,, garlic, pasta, coffee mugs, and unique branded items the like that you can buy at a lot of tourist areas etc if they have a store. I liked it all.

It was large inside the store areas and we roamed in there looking for a while. And made several purchases.

Giats, horses, chickens, kids loved it that were there.

Everything is quite pricey. Really. But it's unique, you're in Califormia in a tourist area, and they've been closed down for a while with the global pandemic. For instance on prices. Brown eggs from their chickens ate 7 a dozen. They're $4 at Monarch tasting room, same thing, and thay gift ship us pricey too, and for tourists. The bakery itens and produce and fruit are fresh. They have a whole complement of cheeses. And if you're looking.for a gift for a cooking enthusiast you will find it here. BBQ place was onsite that I imagine was great but we were headed to lunch at the commercial pier restaurant closeby.

This was enjoyable to us, we're visitors and we would return. It's a 4 and not a 5 only due to substantial prices.
Written 23 April 2021
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Explore558057
Fresno, CA14 contributions
Even more expensive than Casa de Fruita
Mar 2021
Do not stop there unless you are in the mood to be ripped off. My wife and I stopped there last week and I am the shopper in the family. We left within 20 minutes when I see salad dressing you can buy at the highest priced stores for around $4 being sold for $6.99 and selling lettuce to feed their goats for $3 a head for one stem of Romaine.
Stop and look at the goats but lock up your wallet before you leave your car or they will try and empty it.
Written 3 April 2021
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Ed O
Glendale, AZ394 contributions
Kids will love it here
Mar 2021
We have stopped here many times on our visits to this area for the last 15 years. This is for the most part local farm produce that is so fresh and good. They make pies and other bakery items here. The big draw is the fresh corn on the cob that they sell hot by the piece. Mostly in the summer time. Kids like the hayride Dow thru the farm field. Special ice cream building that also have snacks and sandwiches. AND, many live animals around the area. Don’t forget to feed the goats! Prices have got up over the years.
Written 3 April 2021
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chuttipen
central coast160 contributions
Can be crowded but a nice stop.
May 2020
I’d avoid this during pumpkin time. Too many people.
But the See Canyon pears are some of the biggest, juiciest ever.
Very nice produce. All kinds of quaint/cute things. Not a quick roadside stop, though...
Written 22 March 2021
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LGBATMAZ
TUSTIN, CA150 contributions
GO-TO SPOT if you are in SLO
Nov 2020
It is so unique to have a farm stand-cum-country gift store to also include a petting zoo of barn animals! For us city-slickers, standing inches away from a live, four-legged creature that is only too happy to be fed, distinctly pulls us away from our daily grind of laptop-and-personal electronics-centric lifestyle :-)

Outdoor space is expansive enough that social distancing is easily maintained. Picnic tables are spaced wide and far enough.

Unique selection of candied fruits are available, some of which are not stocked at Trader Joes. Make sure you have a piping hot cup of their locally sourced Apple Cider; it is the best-mixed cider I've tasted; no cloying sweetness, just the flavor of proportionally mixed spices and apples. Pair the cider with a slice of Olallieberry pie; funny that while olalliberry is native to the Central Coast, I have not seen olalliberry pies sold at Trader Joes(??).

Will be returning to Avila Valley Barn the next time we are in the SLO area!!!
Written 6 December 2020
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Melody49
Redwood City, CA22 contributions
FRESH BAKED GOODIES
Jul 2020
They make all the bake goods themselves and they are so good. The best pies, tarts. breads, muffins, and cookies etc. They have fresh fruits and veggies, a gift shop, an ice cream shop and they have a BBQ in the summer. There'sa petting zoo for the kids.
Written 6 November 2020
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10sChick
Portland, OR276 contributions
Worth the stop if in the area!
Oct 2020
This is a cool family farm setting with a lot of small animals about and a charming barn full of food, pastries, seasonings, gifts, etc. Takes a little bit of time to walk through all the offerings in the barn if you're into perusing those kind of homestead products. I really liked it. Not sure that I'd go out of my way to drive to JUST this barn, but if you're in the area, it's definitely worth the stop. Kids would love the goats and there's snacks and cider stands around. It was pretty crowded even on a weekday.
Written 26 October 2020
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babyoscar530
CA740 contributions
Too many people, maskless
Oct 2020 • Friends
When I used to live in the area I would come by once a month. It was a small barn that sells local products. Now it is a huge tourist attraction filled with maskless people and have no consideration for social distancing. We stopped by late Saturday afternoon as we were staying Pismo Beach for some business. The line was very long at least half hour wait with 1/3 of the adult visitors not wearing mask and completely packed together. After standing in line for 5 minutes, we left and went to other farms in See Canyon. I will admit Avila Valley Barn has a lot of plus with feeding animals and pumpkin photo places, but just not worth it putting health in risk.
Written 25 October 2020
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