Santa Barbara offers some of the freshest produce on the West Coast and an incredible selection of local goods. Seven days a week you’ll find delicious organic and locally grown fruits, vegetables, farm-raised meats, artisan cheeses, mouth-watering pies, jams, and vibrant tropical flowers for sale at Farmers Market stands throughout the county.
Get a hands-on experience at a number of local farms, like Apple Lane Farm, where you can pick your own gala, golden and red delicious, fuji, and granny smith apples. Visit Restoration Oaks & Blueberry Farm during the spring and summer months and harvest your own blueberries for the season. You’ll be the envy of all your friends with blueberry pies and jams in the winter! At Global Gardens, taste your way through all things olive oil. Closer to the city, visit Fairview Gardens, the 100-year old organic urban farm in Goleta where you’ll find an impressive selection of produce and the option to tour the farm anytime you like.
Santa Barbara also boasts an impressive array of plant life. Take home a piece of exotic beauty from the Santa Barbara Orchid Estate, tucked neatly away in the neighborhoods of Goleta that overlook the ocean. Insider tip: They’ll ship your order home if desired.
Farmers Market Schedule: 6 Markets, 7 Days a Week
Tuesday | Santa Barbara Old Town
500 & 600 blocks of State Street
3 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (winter); 4 p.m.-7:30 p.m. (summer)
Wednesday | Solvang
Copenhagen Drive & 1st Street
2:30 p.m.-6 p.m. (winter); 2:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. (summer)
Thursday | Goleta-Calle Real Shopping Center
Calle Real between Fairview Road & Patterson Avenue
3 p.m.-6:30 p.m.
Friday | Montecito
1100 & 1200 blocks of Coast Village Road
8 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Saturday | Santa Barbara Downtown
Corner of Santa Barbara Street & Cota Street
8:30 a.m.- 1:00 p.m.
Sunday | Camino Real Marketplace
Corner of Storke Road & Hollister Avenue
10 a.m.- 2 p.m.