I’m told Santa Barbara Public Market has opened to big crowds at the corner of Chapala and Victoria streets in downtown Santa Barbara.
Offering handcrafted, regionally sourced and sustainably-made foods, the Public Market is part of the Alma del Pueblo mixed-use development located in the heart of Santa Barbara’s downtown. With an a focus on local farms and artisanal ingredients, the LEED certified Market offers a collection of purveyors, each with a unique perspective. “The inspiration for this market was the public market in Madrid,” said Marge Cafarelli, the developer of the public market and neighboring Alma del Pueblo.
Vendors include Belcampo Meat Co., Crazy Good Bread Co., Culture Counter, Empty Bowl Gourmet Noodle Bar, Enjoy Cupcakes, Foragers Pantry, Flagstone Pantry, Green Star Coffee, il Fustino Oils and Vinegars, JuiceWell, Rori’s Artisanal Creamery, The Pasta Shoppe, and Santa Monica Seafood.
The market includes “The Kitchen,” which is a commissary kitchen that will feature specialty cooking classes and winemaker dinners. The Santa Barbara Public Market doors open at 7 a.m. daily, though hours may differ for each shop. For more information visit sbpublicmarket.com.