The historic barn, over 100 years old, sits on the edge of about 700 gorgeous acres, about 50 of which are under cultivation. The entire property is preserved in the Sonoma Land Trust; it was, in fact, the very first property to come under the Land Trust’s umbrella.
The barn is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays through Sundays. When I stopped by last Friday, there were beautiful lettuces, including Little Gems, French Breakfast radishes, zucchini blossoms, zucchini, English shelling peas, favas, Yaya carrots, broccoli, golden beets, red beets, fennel, scallions, dried flowers, fresh flowers, elaborate bouquets and fragrant potpourri. The barn also sells a number of local artisan products, including Rancho Gordo Beans, Corto olive oil, wheat-free cookies, organic nuts and dried fruits, and local eggs, including including tiny ones from Banty hens. There are a few books, all with a local angle, and wonderful skin care product.
There are wreaths to admire and to buy, roses from the garden and decor inspired by the landscape that will take your breath away. A recent addition is a large branch of manzanita that extends up a central column and out over the ceiling. It makes you want to linger in the cool air of the barn.
Oak Hill Farm also sells its pristine produce and flowers at the Sonoma Valley Farmers Market on Friday mornings from 9 to noon in Depot Park, a few blocks north of Sonoma’s town plaza, and on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 until dusk in the town plaza.
Oak Hill Farm and its lovely Red Barn Store are located at 15101 Sonoma Highway in Glen Ellen, across from B. R. Cohn Winery.