This April, Ojai celebrates Pixie Tangerine Month with a host of happenings dedicated to the sweet and seedless tangerine that is unique to the Ojai Valley. Native to the Central California Coast, Pixie Tangerines have existed since the 1920’s and were originally bred out of a tangerine called the Kincy. It wasn’t until the 1960’s that the Ojai Pixie Growers discovered that the temperate, Mediterranean climate of the Ojai Valley was the ideal place to grow these tiny tangerines. Amazing!
Today, there are over 25,000 Pixie trees in Ojai tended by more than 40 tangerine growers. The entire community has embraced the season and many of the restaurants, shops, hotels, and businesses are offering specials featuring this favorite fruit.
For the Active:
Enjoy a sightseeing adventure that celebrates Pixies with tours of the famous Ojai citrus groves with Cloud Climber Jeep Tours:
The Mob Shop is offering a special biking package including a tour of citrus groves throughout Ojai.
Take a Ojai Pixie Squeeze Cooking Class at Inn and learn how to incorporate Ojai Pixies into every course in a meal using simple recipes
For Culinary Enthusiasts:
Pixie flavored frozen yogurt available through April at Bliss Frozen Yogurt
A local favorite, Feast Bistro, will feature a warm feta, Pixie and kalamata olive spread, and a mozzarella flatbread with Ojai Pixies and caramelized onion throughout April
At the Ojai Valley Inn & Spa enjoy a three-course Pixie-inspired menu curated by Executive Chef Georg Paulussen available throughout March and April. Highlights include the Trilogy of Pixie desserts: grilled Pixie ice-cream; rice pudding spring rolls with Pixie and mango coulis; and tequila Pixie chocolate truffles
The Perfect Pixie Martini available at Maravilla throughout April
Pixie flavored ice cream available through April at Ojai Ice-Cream:
Zhena’s Tea is offering specialty formulated teas featuring Pixies will be offered through April
Where to Stay:
Lavender Inn will have Lavender Pixie muffins provided for guests every morning, and Pixie Tangerine mimosas available during Sunday brunch.
Relish in the exclusive Pixie seasonal scrub as a complimentary spa treatment at the Oaks at Ojai.