Fairview Gardens is a spot on our favorites list. They have camps in summer. In fall, winter and spring, there are toddler classes as well homeschooling classes. The stand is open occasionally, but the farm is open to the community from 8am to sundown for exploration and fun. There is a small parking lot at the stand and you can walk back the dirt path to the main part of the farm or you can park in the library lot and walk back into the farm using the path at the back of the lot. The farm has u-pick strawberries on occasion and we miss the CSA although they now do produce bags for pick up.
Why it is a favorite: We did the CSA for several years before and with tiny kids. We love visiting the library and taking nature time next door.
Where its located: 598 N Fairview Ave, next door to Goleta Valley Library
Directions: Take 101N to the Fairview Ave exit, turn towards the mountains (north) and it is about half a mile up on the left
Time Spent: 20 min-1.5 hours
Hours: 8am to Sundown, Farm Stand
Parking: Library lot or at the stand
Nearby: Goleta Valley Library and Stow Park
More info: https://www.fairviewgardens.org/
Kid Quotes: 6 year old "The trees are my favorite."
|Fairview Farm Stand (on Fairview Ave)|