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Address: 926 Railroad Ave, In the Agriculture Museum, Santa Paula, CA 93060-4179
Phone Number: +1 805-312-1845
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Come visit one of the most unique stores in Ventura County, and the only...

Come visit one of the most unique stores in Ventura County, and the only store to carry exclusively Ventura County products. The Best of VC Marketplace showcases more than 160 vendors and artists, with everything from gourmet foods, fine art to furniture. We also carry books by local authors, out-of-print historic books, goat milk soaps, soy candles, handbags, fine jewelry, fun jewelry, greeting cards and plenty of unique gift ideas.

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Great for unique gifts

I love this little shop inside the Santa Paula Agriculture Museum. You do not need to pay the entrance fee if you are only visiting the store. It is my favorite place to pick up... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 17 August 2016
happywanderwoman
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Santa Paula, California
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Santa Paula, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I love this little shop inside the Santa Paula Agriculture Museum. You do not need to pay the entrance fee if you are only visiting the store. It is my favorite place to pick up a hostess gift to take to friends when I travel. It is fun to take them a product that is locally made where I live... More 

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Manhattan Beach, California
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249 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 March 2016

Please note that The Best of VC Marketplace no longer resides here, but many of the same artists still display their goods here. Very nicely laid out and not too crowded with junk. Watercolor paintings, crafts, framed photos, jewelry and more, although I would love to see a bit more agriculture-related items for sale. I love the feel of this... More 

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Thank Sally M
Santa Paula, CA
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199 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2013

Our VC, Ventura County is a gem of coastal Central California: Pick up snacks and souvenirs at this store on Main Street. It offers a microcosm of all things produced here-RedHot Foods, local artists, lovely MidiQueen bags, Sunkist citrus candies-there is more and more. Calavo foods has great guacamole, the Lavender Ojai potions and lotions &more!

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Thank bugnurse56
Talia W, Owner at The Best of VC Marketplace, responded to this review

Hello and thank you for the wonderful review! I just wanted to mention that The Best of VC Marketplace is on Railroad Ave. in the Agriculture Museum (aka the Mill), not on Main St., so other reviewers are not confused. We also do not carry the Calavo guacamole, but do carry a wonderful guacamole spice mix from the Avocado Diva.... More 

San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2012

I stopped at this great shop on my way back from Ojai last month. Am I ever glad I did. I found the most creative items. The owner buys products from Ventura County artisans so you can find unique gifts made in the area. One great find was a Comfy Commuter travel pillow. Once I tried the demo, I was... More 

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Thank Suzanne M
Moorpark, California
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74 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 508 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2012 via mobile

This unique shop has great items u won't find anywhere else! All made my local Californians. If you are a "foodie" - don't miss it! Amazing local jams, coffee, oils, & more. Plus it's right in a prime spot where you can walk to other local treasures of museums, restaurants & restored train station & Victorians.

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Thank Brenda C
Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

The VC Marketplace is directly across from the Santa Paula Art Museum and the Oil Museum. It stocks an eclectic variety of locally made items including jewelry and unique handmade knives in addition to food products such as olive oils, preserves and lavender preparations from local farms. Limoneira products are also available. Limoneira, in Santa Paula,is one of the country's... More 

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Thank rossbacher
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 April 2012

Best of V.C. Marketplace is amazing! It is so great to have an interesting little shop that carries so many different local items. If you're looking for gifts that are not your run of the mill, made in China garbage, then look no further. From artwork to foodstuffs, from jewelry to books it's easy to lose track of time exploring,... More 

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