The picturesque 123 Farm, known for its beautiful swaths of violet flowers over the summer, has a stunning night market. Its towering trees and fields have been 1,000 years in the making and you can continue to enjoy its beauty post the summer blooms. Every Thursday to Sunday from September 1 through October 23, you can stroll through the lavender fields and olive groves draped with lights to enjoy food, live music, games and unique handmade goods.
You can begin your twilight adventure at the food court where you can indulge in all things lavender. Devour a delicious wood-fired sourdough pizza like the Fig and Lavender Goat Cheese with arugula. There are plenty of options including burgers, sausages and grilled fare. And don’t worry, not all of it includes lavender. Although, you may want to save some room for the lavender cheesecake or ice cream.
Once you’ve filled up on the heavenly food, head to the marketplace and browse the incredible local vendors. There’ll be plenty of products made from the summer harvest, allowing you to take a little piece of the experience home with you.
This enchanting atmosphere has plenty of cute displays to discover as soak up the history of this century-old farm. Wander through the lavender fields, olive groves and peruse the artifacts in the historical gallery. The glittering star of the show is hands down the majestic thousand-year-old California live oak tree which stands at over 50 feet tall. It’s an awe-inspiring symbol of strength and wisdom which continues to flourish.
You’ll probably get a little thirsty and peckish along the way, which is the perfect opportunity to stop off at the bar for coffee, lavender champagne, beers or martinis. Of course, it didn’t really happen unless it’s immortalized with a photo, so take a seat on the chesterfield sofa for the perfect snap amongst the twinkling trees.
What’s more, entry is completely free with parking, making this stunning showcase of nature the perfect little escape with your S/O. You can also enjoy live music on select nights.
Location: 10600 Highland Springs Ave, Cherry Valley, CA 92223