Do you know what makes a vacation in Santa Barbara even better than you ever imagined it could be? The opportunity to walk the aisles of a local farmers’ market, breathing in the fresh ocean air as you pick and choose from an amazing cornucopia of fresh produce, home-baked treats, and various specialty gifts for the family who didn’t get to accompany you on your trip to paradise; your vacation just exploded into next level awesomeness! Farmers’ markets allow you take a step back into time and experience the simpler moments that really make you appreciate the joys of fresh and during your Santa Barbara vacation. Keep reading to know the best Santa Barbara farmers’ markets and how you can kill a few hours of vacation time while helping your family stay healthy!
Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market, Santa Barbara & Cota Streets
Saturday mornings from 8:30AM until 1:00PM is where the magic happens around here; our Santa Barbara Certified Farmers’ Market takes over the streets! Offering every fruit and vegetable imaginable, supplied by farms all over the region, and a tasty selection of locally harvested seafood as well, its one of our favorite ways to spend a lazy Saturday morning.
Folded Hills Farmstead, 2323 Old Coast Highway, Goleta
Goleta is another of the idyllic farming towns you can find in the Santa Barbara region. Located only 13 minutes away from your Paradise Retreats vacation home, Folded Hills Farmstead offers a farm stand on weekends in the spring and summer. Featuring fruits and veggies they grow right there and homemade goodies that taste so much better than store bought, it’s also an opportunity for your children to meet the farmer and his menagerie of animals.
Ojai Certified Farmers’ Market, 300 E Matilija Street, Ojai
The Sunday drives our parents forced us to go on as children were episodes of torture to us. Today, the Sunday drive isn’t just a wonderful and relaxing experience; it also means we are heading to the Ojai Certified Farmers’ Market, located just over 45 minutes away from Santa Barbara. Open from 9AM until 1:00 PM every Sunday and featuring flowers, fresh produce, free range eggs and so much more, it seems as if closing time comes far too soon, but we eagerly await the next Sunday’s adventures!
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