The Santa Barbara Certified Farmer's Market Association (SBCFMA) was established in 1983 as Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation to provide California farmers with direct access to market their products to the local community.
The initial farmers’ market in Santa Barbara was held at the Santa Barbara Mission in 1979, which was among one of the first 20 farmers’ markets in the State of California. Some of the original participants, including Randy Wade, Tom Shepherd, and Robert “BD” Dautch, can still be found selling their produce at our Santa Barbara farmers’ markets.
Over the years, our Member owned and operated Association has grown to approximately 130 Members, participating in our 6 weekly certified farmers’ markets throughout Santa Barbara, Goleta, Montecito, Carpinteria and Solvang.
The SBCFMA is committed to the direct marketing principles of “producer to consumer”, working diligently to bring the freshest and most nutritious produce our rich local agricultural land has to offer, direct to the public. We hope you thoroughly enjoy your farmers’ market shopping experience!
Board of Directors
Todd Burkdoll, Burkdoll Farms
Jacob Grant, Roots Farm
Melissa Sorongon, Piedrasassi Wine and Bread
Moez Bensalem, Baba Small Batch
Deanna King, Cosecha Farming
Mike Iniguez, Ebby's Organics
Bekki Siemens, Fat Uncle Farm
Aldo Chavez, Chavez Family Farm
Marguerita Smith, Mud Creek Ranch
Sam Edelman, General Manager
Alfredo Puente, Senior Onsite Manager
Benny Roa, Bookkeeper
Victoria Sarquilla, Market Manager
Derek Trost, Market Assistant
Max Ortiz, Market Assistant
Kimmy Iniguez, Market Assistant
Arianna Palmsano, Market Assistant
Andrei Szabo, Market Assistant