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 can still be found selling their produce at the Santa Barbara farmers' markets. Over the years, their Member owned and operated Association has grown to approximately 130 Members, participating in their 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.

SUMMER HOURS begin on the second Sunday of March (start of daylight savings time)
WINTER HOURS begin on the first Sunday of November (end of daylight savings time)

State Street

Tuesdays


500 & 600 blocks of State Street  Map
4:00pm - 7:30pm Summer
3:00pm - 6:30om Winter

Situated in the heart of Downtown Santa Barbara, the second largest weekly certified farmers’ market hosts 50-60 certified agricultural producers on a weekly basis, depending on the season. Thousands of locals and visitors gather on the open streets of the 500 & 600 blocks of State St. for the most festive weekly farmers’ market. Surrounding restaurants and bars are lively, and performers line the sidewalks, all while farmers offer their fresh harvests direct to the public. Opened in 1992, this is a very popular stop for some of Santa Barbara’s finest local chefs and caterers, who can be spotted pulling their wagons up and down the street.

Solvang

Wednesdays

First Street & Copenhagen Drive  Map
2:30pm - 6:30pm Summer
2:30pm - 6:00pm Winter

The city of Solvang is well known for its old-world Danish-style architecture, Danish bakeries, wine tasting rooms, boutique shopping, and the Solvang Certified Farmers’ Market. Drawing in locals from the immediate and surrounding towns, as well as a wave of tourists in the summer months, the Solvang farmers’ market offer’s the very best agricultural goods this area has to offer. Specializing in certified organic produce and flowers from the immediate Solvang, Santa Ynez, Los Olivos and Buellton areas, you can also find peaches in the summer and sweet Satsuma mandarins in the winter. Fresh locally made pies, bread, pasta and muffins from Solvang’s own Creekside Apple Ranch is also a major draw. This market hosts 20-30 certified agricultural producers on a weekly basis, depending on the season.

Carpinteria

Thursdays


800 block of Linden Avenue  Map
3:00pm - 6:30pm Summer
3:00pm - 6:00pm Winter

Located in downtown Carpinteria, about 8 blocks up from the ocean, it is common to encounter hundreds of locals and visitors sporting their sandals and beachwear as they stroll through this laid-back farmers’ market. The base of the surrounding foothills is a thriving agricultural sector. Greenhouses are brimming with flowers, which are shipped all over the world. In addition to avocadoes, cherimoyas and citrus are also very prolific in the area. Local Carpinteria-based farms participating at this weekly market include; Frecker Farms, Foley Farms/Red Hen Cannery, Caitlon Ranch, Rancho Santa Cecilia, Myriad Flowers, and Westland Floral. About 22-30 certified agricultural producers can be found at this weekly farmers market, depending on the season.

Montecito

Fridays


1100 & 1200 blocks of Coast Village Road  Map
8:00am - 11:15pm

Located in the main retail area of Montecito, this certified farmers’ market rotates each week along 4 sections of the 1100 & 1200 blocks of Coast Village Road. Enjoy coffee and a mjffin from a nearby business and come on down to enjoy this quaint morning market. The smallest of the weekly markets, you can expect to find about 12-15 certified agricultural producers on hand each week. There is, however, a diverse selection for its size.

Cota Street

Saturdays


119 East Cota Street  Map
8:30am - 1:00pm

The Saturday morning Farmer's Market have been at the Santa Barbara and Cota St Location since 1982. The Lash Family, one of market's retired Pistachio Farms, built the parking lot, unknowingly establishing the home for our approximately 110 members. Referred to as the ‘Saturday Morning Market,' is the largest and most attended, by farmers and customers alike. The market begins strictly at 8:30 am to the ringing of our Framers' Market bell and closes at 1pm.

Goleta

Sundays


Camino Real Marketplace  Map
10:00am - 2:00pm

Surrounded by a thriving agricultural sector, the Camino Real Marketplace farmer's market, established in 2004, hosts approximately 45 certified agricultural producers, with over a dozen traveling less than 10 miles to get to market. Goleta is historically recognized for its prolific lemon production, hosting an annual lemon festival at the adjacent Girsh Park, but is also well suited for satsuma mandarins, oranges and avocados. There are several high quality certified organic farmers in the immediate area, harvesting everything from strawberries, lettuce and tomatoes, to kale, corn, and sweet peas. The Camino Real Marketplace Farmers’ Market in Goleta provides a very family friendly atmosphere. Live music can be heard in the neighboring food court on most weeks, with a safe space for the kids to move around and have some fun. There are several restaurants to enjoy for those arriving during the brunch and lunch hours.