Spring is the time of year that makes the Ojai valley even more magical than usual. After all, it’s Pixie season! That’s not when mystical beings appear in the orange groves. It’s the annual harvest of the famous Pixie brand seedless tangerines, a huge celebration starting in February.
Farmers in Ojai started growing Pixies in the 1960s as an early season bloomer to add to the multitude of other citrus varieties growing in the valley that ripen throughout the year, all the way into December.
Chasing Pixies through Ojai
So Spring makes Ojai a lovely getaway destination for the sweet smells and juicy flavors of the famous Pixies, and for the host of events, happenings and special menus at local restaurants and bars that the harvest celebrations inspire.