Morning Star Ranch
Forty-five minutes northeast of the city lies a community of growers where one can find organic, pesticide-free avocados, grapefruit, persimmons, and other produce. The Morning Star Ranch is part of an international network of religious communities known as the Twelve Tribes. They aim to be a community of agricultural people, living to serve God and care for their earth. The drive to the ranch is a constant, grand display of the brushy, floral beauty of Southern California, ending with fields of lavender, fruit trees, farm animals, and open-armed owners. Morning Star Ranch is also accepting WWOOFers (worldwide opportunities on organic farms) where guests can stay for a time and help farm in exchange for room and board.
The Morning Star Ranch is always welcome to visitors, but they prefer to be contacted ahead of time.