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Ojai Pixie Month

April is Ojai Pixie Month - one of our favorite times of the year! Years ago, over 40 local farmers collaborated to form the Ojai Pixie Growers Association.  Ojai’s unique micro-climate offers optimal growing conditions for our petite, ultra-sweet tangerines so we decided to honor them annually in April with Ojai Pixie Month.  It’s a short harvest season though, usually March through May, so the whole community comes together and celebrates by offering Pixie-centric hotel packages, libation and culinary specials, spa treatments, retail discounts, outdoor activities and much more. Ojai offers a variety of lodging accommodations to fit your family's needs.  Check out some of the specials below, and have fun deciding which activities you’d like to participate in!  Or, if you’d rather just quietly enjoy Ojai Pixies on your own, pick up a few at a local grocer or Farmer’s Market on Sunday, discover one of Ojai’s great hiking spots, and see, smell, feel and taste what all the fuss is about!

Pixie Month Specials – Dine, Shop, Explore and Relax

HOTEL PACKAGES:   There’s so much to do, you’ll want to stay a few days and soak in all the Ojai sunshine.  Take advantage of some of the great lodging offers below:

Ojai Valley Inn: Ojai’s five diamond resort celebrates Pixies around every turn of their lovely 220 acres! Call their Reservation Specialists to learn more about their Pixie package that includes a Pixie massage at Spa Ojai, two Pixie-inspired cocktails, breakfast for two at The Oak, and a special Pixie Tangerine Welcome Amenity!

The Lavender Inn team loves Pixie Month and celebrates with culinary specials all month.  Guests are treated to a fresh, Pixie-inspired breakfast every day outside on the veranda. Explore the beauty of Ojai during the day, and return to the Inn each night for complimentary tapas and house-crafted Pixie cocktails.

Emerald and Blue Iguana Inns celebrate Ojai's famed Pixie Tangerine season with the Pixie Pamper Me Package & Gourmet Gift Basket. Relax, be pampered and celebrate this Pixie season with one of their Pixie-inspired packages!

Su Nido and Casa Ojai: Enjoy the Pixie season with midweek and weekend specials. Call for more information!

CULINARY:

Agave Maria’s Pixie Margarita anyone? Try this fresh squeezed Pixie cocktail on the patio!

Azu features refreshing cocktails and culinary specials all month long - Try a Pixie Drop Martini or a Pixie Blossom Margarita! The White Pixie Ale is available at Ojai Valley Brewery's new taproom, located at Azu. How about a great, messy burger paired with a cold White Pixie Ale? 

Food Harmonics: Nutritious and delicious! Ojai's 100% organic and gluten-free restaurant serving Vegan, Vegetarian, and Paleo dishes has created a probiotic Pixie Chutney to accompany their dosas and toasts, and will be serving Iced Pixie Kefir on the patio courtyard.

Jim and Rob's Fresh Grill: Try a variety of Pixie cocktails including: Pixie Rum Punch, Pixie Dust, and a Pixie Fizz at the bar in Lisa's Cantina!

Ojai Valley Inn: Irresistible Pixie-infused desserts will be served resort-wide.  Incomparable views paired with a hand-crafted Pixie cocktail just might be the highlight of your Ojai getaway!

Ojai Coffee Roasting Company: Relax with a fresh squeezed Pixie Tangerine Mocha, topped with whipped cream and Pixie zest, or try a Pixie Tangerine Salad with grilled chicken, fresh strawberries, stilton cheese tossed wtih mixed greens and a Pixie tangerine dressing

Osteria Monte Grappa: Enjoy a fresh squeezed, Ojai Pixie Margarita with a Pixie salad made with local organic mixed greens, pixie tangerines, fennel, olives, and shaved Grana Padano cheese tossed in house Dijon vinaigrette!

Ojai Cafe Emporium: Try the Ojai Pixie Salad, featuring greens, with pixies, roasted beets, and goat cheese.

Revel: Ojai's new Jun Kombucha Brewery & Tasting Room, releases the first ever, freshly juiced Pixie tangerines in sparkling probiotic goodness, served cold and on-tap!

Tipple & Ramble: Location ... location ... Step out onto a lovely patio and enjoy housemade Pixie marmalade served with the cheese boards, and on the weekends, Pixie Aperol Spritz served with a Pixie ginger ricotta tart under lovely shade trees.  Ojai at its finest!

SPA:

The Day Spa of OjaiExfoliate in pixie essential oils and pure sea salts with the Ojai Salt Glow body treatment, or the Anti-Aging Vitamin C Pixie Facial to rejuvenate, moisturize, and tone your skin.

Spa Ojai at Ojai Valley Inn: Luxuriate in the uplifting Ojai Pixie Tangerine Body Polish treatment.  Seasonal manicures and pedicures are also available for your rejuvenating spa experience.

Enhanced Day Spa: You’ll be exhilarated and energized by the Pixie scents in the spa! Enjoy the Ojai Pixie Custard Foot & Calf Treatment, Ojai Dreamsicle Massage, or Pixie Facial!

EarthTonics Botanical Spa: Brighten, balance, and even out your skin tone with a Pixie-infused facial, full of antioxidants! Holistic esthetician Daron Hope has created this rejuvenating facial with her signature botanical tonics.

SHOPPING:

Treasures of Ojai:  You'll have fun browsing for eclectic one-of-a kind finds, and as an added bonus, when you find a tangerine-colored price tag, it's yours for 20% off in honor of Ojai Pixie Month!

Ojai Clothing: Come check out all orange-colored merchandise storewide; it will be offered at 20% discount.

Summer Camp: The popular Ojai Pixie and Citrus Vibes soy candles, infused with high-grade essential oils, are available all month. 

 

ACTIVITIES:

Cloud Climbers Jeep Tours:  Explore birds-eye views of the beautiful patchwork of Ojai’s celebrated citrus groves in a custom, open-air Jeep driven by a professional guide. The tour includes a stop at Ojai Olive Oil where you can sample citrus-flavored vinegars and local, award-winning olive oils.

Friends Ranch Orchard Tours:  Learn what all the fuss is about! The Pixie story is warmly shared by the Friends family. Kids and adults are treated to tangerine samples when you stop by the Friends' Packinghouse on Tuesday or Friday mornings from 7AM - Noon. When driving up Highway 33 for a hike, or if you see the Packinghouse door open, stop in for some fresh squeezed juice, oranges, tangerines, citrus, honey, and more. Ojai citrus fruits make the best outdoor snacks!

Ojai Valley Trail Riding Company: Enjoy Ojai’s wide open spaces, and take a scenic horseback ride during Ojai Pixie Month! 

Azu Restaurant & Bar: Come taste the White Pixie Ale, enjoy Pixie cocktails and mimosas, live entertainment, and Pixie-centric food.

Ojai Farmers Market: Locals and visitors gather at this favorite spot on Sunday mornings from 9am-1pm. Fresh pixies are featured by some of the local growers. Stop by, introduce yourself, and enjoy the Farmers Market vibe! The freshest fruits and vegetables, friendly people, hand-crafted wares and live music await you!

All season, fresh Pixies are sold Tuesday and Friday mornings at the Friends Ranch Packing House, and daily at Rainbow Bridge Natural Foods Market, and Westridge Markets.

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