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)