Eat & DrinkSanta Maria Style BarbecueSanta Maria Style Barbecue RecipesSanta Maria Style Barbecue CookbookA Beer Lover's Guide to Santa Maria, CAFresh ProduceFamous Santa Maria Strawberries Book A Room Fresh Picked Santa Maria has the Pacific to thank for its perfect produce. The cool coastal breeze and ocean fog help to temper the sun’s bright rays, making for an exceptional environment to grow all-things green and tasty. When you’re here, you can find fresh produce in a number of places—farmer’s markets, produce stands, and charming markets are all chock-full of the season’s best fruits and vegetables. The best part, though? It’s all picked fresh just for you, by farmers who are like family to us. Ready to get your hands on some serious goodness? Browse our list of nearby weekly Farmers’ Markets and Produce Stands below. Farmers’ Markets and Produce Stands Santa Maria Farmers Market On Wednesdays, visit the 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. 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. 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 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 produce pesticide-free produce, flower 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. Grocers Spencer’s Fresh Markets is sells fresh, locally grown produce in its stores along the Central Coast. Located at 3580 Orcutt Road in Santa Maria, you can also find them barbecuing Santa Maria tri-tip on Saturdays.