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Santa Barbara Certified Farmers Market

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Address: Santa Barbara and Cota Streets, Santa Barbara, CA 9310
Phone Number: +1 805-962-5354
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Mon - Fri 09:00 - 17:00
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Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at Santa Barbara and Cota Streets.

Open 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Saturdays at Santa Barbara and Cota Streets.

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Great farmers' market

We stumbled upon the market in State St on Tuesday evening and decided to visit the full Saturday market. Glad we did. We're here on holiday so were limited with what we could buy... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 18 October 2016
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London
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

We stumbled upon the market in State St on Tuesday evening and decided to visit the full Saturday market. Glad we did. We're here on holiday so were limited with what we could buy but left with a huge bag of fruit - including some of the sweetest plums I've ever eaten and huge tasty peaches. It was interesting walking... More 

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Las Vegas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

We stopped to see how good the farmers market was on Saturday and found a parking spot in front of a place that we'll have to try next time that sold cinnamon rolls. Back to the market, it was a decent size and had everything from veggies, fruit , breads, plants, flowers, jam, hummus to oils. The people were friendly... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

Offerings here include mussels, avocado, mind blowing citrus varieties. Fresh cheeses, honey, and great veggies. No stalls offering meals. Lots of fun to see locals doing their thing. Very typical southern California.

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Yoxall, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

It was good to taste done of the different foods on show and all stall holders were fairly friendly. Good atmosphere. Some price differences for similar produce . We purchased some very nice strawberries but unlike the British ones they didn't stay ripe for long despite being in a fridge . Would recommend a visit

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Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

Not to the level of the San Luis Obispo Farmers Market. Almost all fruits, veggies and honey/jellies. Some people playing instruments for tips. One particular young boy playing the violin. Worth the trip, and I love the city.

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Santa Barbara, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

The Saturday market is a great scene and jam packed in all seasons, but August means the peak of the tomato season and I go for both the best tomatoes for slicing and also for "over ripe" reduced price tomatoes for sauce. Yum!

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Rancho Cucamonga
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We come to Santa Barbara at least once a year and the Farmers Market never disappoints, awesome selection of fruits and vegetables, fresh cut flowers, and plants. This is a certified organic farmers market.

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Houston, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016 via mobile

A pleasant market, lots of vendors. Some prices fair, others a bit high (but typical for farmers' markets & California, where everything is expensive). I will return but was disappointed by two vendors. One over-charged me (claimed my three very small peaches weighed a pound!), another I mistakenly gave a 20 dollar bill and two singles to instead of three... More 

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Santa Barbara, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

The Saturday Farmers market is our source for trusted organic greens, fruit, honey and flowers. Not everything is organic, so if that is important to you ask. Remember that there is a difference between organic, organic certified and pesticide free. Organics can be sprayed with organic pesticides. In any case you can enjoy the market and know you are helping... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016

It does not get much better than this. This time in transit journey so I could not fill the bag with primeur vegetables and much else that attracts along State Street this Tuesday.Is there anything better than filling your market basket with these eye-popping vegetables.Happy are you who live here.

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