6 Markets | 6 Days a Week

The first farmers' market in Santa Barbara was launched on March 24th, 1979 on the Old Santa Barbara Mission Lawn. It was among the first 20 farmers' markets in the State of California. By April 2nd the market relocated to the Santa Barbara County Bowl, and by May the farmers obtained their first official health permit, which allowed the approval of a second farmers' market for the Santa Barbara Bowl location. In August, the market relocated  to the Santa Barbara High School parking lot. In 1983, the Santa Barbara Certified Farmers' Market, Inc. was officially founded as a Non-Profit Mutual Benefit Corporation by a small group of the participating farmers, which  included local farming icons Randy Wade, Robert "BD" Dautch, and Tom Shepherd. In 1985, our flagship Saturday Santa Barbara farmers' market moved into its longstanding location in downtown Santa Barbara, currently known as the Cota Street Commuter Lot (119 E. Cota Street) where it continues to thrive to this date.  Over the years, additional certified farmers' markets were established to support the local communities in our area, including in Carpinteria, Montecito, Santa Barbara, Goleta, and Solvang,. To date, we  operate 6 certified framers' markets in these areas.

Saturday | 8:00am-1:00pm

Located in downtown Santa Barbara - 119 E. Cota St., Santa Barbara CA  

Sunday | 9:30am-2:00pm

Located at the Camino Real Marketplace - 7004 Marketplace Dr., Goleta CA 

Tuesday | 3:00pm-7:00pm

Located in downtown Santa Barbara - 600-800 blocks of State Street, Santa Barbara CA

Wednesday | 2:30pm-6:30pm

Located in downtown Solvang - 400 Block of First Street., Solvang CA 

Friday | 8:00am-11:15am

Located in the Montecito business sector - 1100 & 1200 blocks of Coast Village Rd.

Thursday | 3:00pm-6:30pm

Located in downtown Carpinteria - 800 block of Linden Ave., Carpinteria CA

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