About Us


Santa Barbara Certified Farmers' Market Association, INC.

The Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ 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!

To learn more about the rich history of the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market Association, please enjoy this wonderful feature written by Janice Cook Knight of Edible Santa Barbara Magazine

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Edible Feature

"Any Saturday, rain or shine, I can walk down the aisles of our Santa Barbara Farmers Market and choose produce items that are fresh, ripe and mostly local. I’ve lived here since 1986, and for me the market has been a fixture. If I can’t make Saturday’s downtown market, there is Tuesday afternoon on State Street, or on other days I can go to Montecito, Carpinteria, Goleta or Solvang. There are also farmers markets in Vandenberg Village and Santa Maria."


                            -Janice Cook Knight



Noey Turk, Yes Yes Nursery
Jacob Grant, Roots Farm
Mike Iniguez, Ebby’s Organics
Tom Shepherd, Shepherd Farms
Melissa Sorongon, Piedrasassi Wine and Bread
Moez Bensalem, Baba Small Batch

Deana King, Cosecha Farming

Dylan Wylde, Dylans Honey

Sam Edelman, General Manager

Alfredo Puente, Senior Market Manager

Benny Roa, Bookkeeper

Victoria Sarquilla, Market Manager and Outreach Coordinater

Derek Trost, Market Assistant

Max Ortiz, Market Assistant

Kimmy Iniguez, Market Assistant

Andre Szabo, Parking Lot Crew

Felix Salgado, Office Assistant