Peace Barn

Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in New | 4 comments

Peace Barn

Traveling north on Highway 101 40 miles from Santa Barbara and 5 miles short of Solvang, there is a small freeway marker announcing a turnoff towards "Nojoqui Park."  We hastily veer right onto Old Coast Highway, a celebrated two lane country road winding through farmland framed by golden scrub and dotted with lone oak.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Madelynne pausing from iphone film making, (Izzy on audio)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

wonders if this is that “sketchy” road.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Just a few hundred yards down the road past the lettuces

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the early 1900's peace sign adorned barn appears.

Classic Organic Farm and Market is a stopover for wondrous fresh produce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eerily quiet with remnants of farm life but no farmer in sight—we enter into the barn where a black cat shadows us amidst the recent supply of vivid fleshy veggies.

After choosing fruits and vegetables from the seasons charm, you drop cash or a check into an old time oak barrel by the door--the Peace Barn honor system.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Winter lettuce cycle.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The sweetest carrots ever! Ever.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heirloom tomatoes grabbing the last stroke of heat are ginormous and juicy.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

New onions.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Soft and hard squash are lined up

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

with gourds outside the barn under protected eaves.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Late strawberries and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

pumpkins live in harmony along side one another.

The peace sign on the barn symbolizes the time-honored spirit of the farmer whose heart remains in the 1960's.

---And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness.

James 3:18 NLT

4 Comments

  1. 10-24-2012

    Boy, did this look like a fabulous adventure!!

  2. 10-24-2012

    Next time can I come with You???

    • 10-24-2012

      Making reservations 🙂

  3. 10-26-2012

    Thank you for sharing your lovely trip up near my neck of the woods. Without you, I wouldn’t even know it was there!

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