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Santa Maria Certified Farmers Markets

Santa Maria Farmers Market

The Santa Maria Farmers Market is a smaller, locally-known farmers market with hand-picked produce and locally-sourced products. On Wednesdays, you can visit these locally-grown produce stands from noon until 4 p.m. Located in Town Center West at the corner of Broadway and Main.

Downtown Fridays

From 5 p.m. until 8 p.m., Downtown Fridays is the place to be for families and people of all ages. The weekly event features a certified farmer’s market, live music, food booths, food trucks, arts and crafts, kids’ activities, novelty items, and a beer and wine tent. The event came from the city’s “Downtown Plan” which focuses on ways to help draw in more visitors to the downtown area. Downtown Fridays was started not only to give residents and visitors something to do but also to benefit nearby businesses.

Blosser Urban Garden

Blosser Urban Garden (BUG) is a sustainable, small-scale organic farm in an urban setting committed to providing sustainable agriculture to the Central Coast. Through their Community Supported Agriculture program, they provide quality, organic and seasonally picked produce delivered right to your door, or you can stop by for a convenient pick-up. They even offer subscription services based on your family’s needs. Open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 10 a.m until 2 p.m. 

Orcutt Certified Farmers Market

Open Tuesdays from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m., the Orcutt Certified Farmers Market offers produce including vegetables, citrus and strawberries, local honey, farm fresh eggs, baked goods, jams, and jellies.

Darrensberries

Darensberries is a 700-acre strawberry farm boasting the most top rated and top quality strawberries in the entire industry. Maintained by Daren himself, this strawberry farm sells their fresh-picked strawberries daily from their berry stand. Located off Highway 101 at E. Betteravia Rd. behind Pappy’s restaurant, Darensberries are available from February through October.

Growing Grounds Farm Santa Maria

Growing Grounds Farm Santa Maria is a program of Transitions-Mental Health Association, and produces pesticide-free produce, flowers and plants. Visit them at 820 W. Foster Rd. at the corner of Foster and California, next to the Sheriff station. Open Thursdays from 12 Noon to Dusk.

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With Santa Maria Valley as your home base, exploring the outdoors and enjoying everything it has to offer has never been easier. Stay in one of our charming hotels, taste our unpretentious wine, and indulge in the best Santa Maria-inspired barbecue. Plan your trip to Santa Maria Valley and enjoy our fresh local offerings at the Santa Maria Farmers Markets today. 

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