Get a hands-on experience at a number of local farms, like Apple Lane Farm, where you can pick your own gala, golden and red delicious, fuji, and granny smith apples. Visit Restoration Oaks & Blueberry Farm during the spring and summer months and harvest your own blueberries for the season. You’ll be the envy of all your friends with blueberry pies and jams in the winter! At Global Gardens, taste your way through all things olive oil. Closer to the city, visit Fairview Gardens, the 100-year old organic urban farm in Goleta where you’ll find an impressive selection of produce and the option to tour the farm anytime you like.
Santa Barbara also boasts an impressive array of plant life. Take home a piece of exotic beauty from the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, tucked neatly away in the neighborhoods of Goleta that overlook the ocean. Insider tip: They’ll ship your order home if desired.