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Looking for a local, true farmer's market in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in California?  Scroll down this page and you will see the farm markets, farm stands, roadside stands, produce markets, even garden fruit and vegetable stands and seasonal community farmer's markets in San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara Counties in California, sorted by county. Markets offering organic or sustainably grown produce are identified by the words "organic" and/or "sustainable" in Green, next to their name. If they have a website, the name will be in blue and underlined; click on it and it will open their website.

And if you know of one I missed and want to add it or correct the information, please let me know!  

What's in season in September 2017, and other timely information:

September brings with it Spring and the ability to buy locally, especially in the deep South where fresh strawberries are available in Florida and Texas, followed by California. Cold weather crops, like spinach, some lettuces, peas, kale, Brussels sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, leeks and early onions being harvested in all but the colder regions. Many markets still have fresh winter squash, stored from last Autumn.

Farmer's Market Listings, by county

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Santa Barbara County

  • Big League Produce - Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, some produce is certified organically grown, blackberries, blueberries, broccoli, cherries, corn (sweet), raspberries (red), summer squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables,
    1603 S. Bradley Rd, Santa Maria, CA 93454. Phone: 805-260-4154. Email: bigleagueproduce@gmail.com. Open: Thursday, Friday and Sunday 11am to 5pm Saturdays 11am to 6pm. Directions: West side of Highway 101 between Stowell Road and Betteravia Road exits next to Santa Maria Ford. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover, AmEx. Pumpkins grown on site. Eight types of Pumpkins this year! Ask about bulk or pre-sales. (UPDATED: May 24, 2017, JBS)  (ADDED: June 29, 2012)
  • Classic Organic Farm & Market - Certified Organic, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically grown, Indoor market, Covered outdoor market, Fresh local eggs, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, school tours
    2323 Old Coast Hwy, Gaviota, CA 93117. Email: helmut@classicorganic.org.Open: UPDATE: June 01, 2016: The owner tells me they are now permanently closed - they moved to Hawaii. Click here for our Facebook page. (UPDATED: May 24, 2014, from their website)  (ADDED: August 26, 2010) (remove 2017)(ADDED: August 26, 2010) (remove 2017)
  • Summerset Farm & Dale's Nursery - Certified Organic, Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, all produce is certified organically grown, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, Crafts, artistic products, etc, apples, apricots, beets, blackberries, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, melons, nectarines, onions, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, raspberries (red), raspberries (Autumn, red), summer squash, winter squash, strawberries, tomatoes, other vegetables, porta-potties, Inflatables/bounce house, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    Hwy 154 At Baseline & Edison 3450 Baseline Ave, Santa Ynez, CA 93460. Phone: 805-895-1199. Alternate Phone: 805-895-7902. Email: dalesnursery@gmail.com. Open: Monday to Friday, from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Saturday from 9 am to 4:30 pm, Sunday 10:00 to 4:00. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are certified organic for all crops! Payment: Cash, Check. (ADDED: July 13, 2013)

San Luis Obispo County

  • BeeWench Farm - Registered naturally grown, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, some produce is sustainably grown, some produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Fresh local eggs, Turkeys, Honey from hives on the farm, Fresh eggs, picnic area (bring your own food), farm animals, school tours, group reservations
    198 San Juan Rd, Shandon, CA 93461. Phone: 805-423-7187. Email: info@beewenchfarm.com. Open: Thursday and Friday 9am to 1pm By appointment. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We are registered naturally grown for all crops. Payment: Cash, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: February 18, 2015)
  • Brookshire Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Fresh local eggs, broccoli, corn (sweet), cucumbers, onions, peppers, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, porta-potties, picnic area, picnic area (bring your own food), inflatables/bounce house, jumping pillow, farm animals, birthday parties, school tours
    4747 Los Osos Valley Road, San Luis Obispo, CA 93405. Phone: 805-549-8733. Email: farmadventure@brookshirefarms.com. Open: Sunday to Friday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am to 6:00 pm. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. Click here for our Facebook page. Check our website for what fruits and vegetables we currently have. (UPDATED: October 04, 2014) (ADDED: August 15, 2014)
  • Dragon Spring Farm - Farm stand / farm market on a farm, all produce is certified organically grown, all produce is sustainably grown, all produce is grown using IPM (integrated pest management), Preserves, jams, jellies, blueberries, cucumbers, grapefruit, lemons, oranges, other citrus, persimmons, plums, winter squash, tomatoes, porta-potties, picnic area, school tours
    6115 Santa Rosa Creek Road, Cambria, CA 93428. Phone: (805) 927-2825. Email: dragonspringfarm@gmail.com. Open: Saturdays from 10am to 2pm starting Memorial Day Weekend (May 27th) and ending late June. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Headed north on Highway 1: Turn right Main Street in Cambria. Turn right on Santa Rosa Creek Road DSF is located 4.7 miles down Santa Rosa Creek Road on the right hand side. Headed south on Highway 1: Turn left on Main Street in Cambria (the last exit into town). Turn right on Santa Rosa Creek Road . DSF is located 4.7 miles down Santa Rosa Creek Road on the right hand side. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: May 23, 2017)
  • Gerhardt Family Farm - all produce is certified organically grown, apples, apricots, cherries, eggplant, grapes, nectarines, pears, peaches, peppers, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, tomatoes,
    7065 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, CA 93422Email: gerhardt1@sbcglobal.net. Open: Our fruit is featured on our farmstand daily with honor system for payment; That means we trust people to help themselves and pay accordingly; We are grateful for the opportunity to grow and supply local fresh produce to our community; Our season begins in April and goes through November. Directions: Take 101, Curbaril exit, head east. Curbaril becomes Sycamore Road. We are on the right, about 1 1/2 miles down the road from 101. 7065 Sycamore Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. Click here for a map and directions. Payment: Cash, only. We grow using organic methods but are not yet certified,. We have a farmstand from which we sell our produce. We also sell to local CSA's, restaurants and health food stores. (ADDED: September 08, 2010)
  • Hidden Springs Tree Farm - No pesticides are used, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, snacks and refreshment stand
    3202 Monterey Road, Atascadero, CA 93422. Phone: 805-466-2220. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check, Visa/MasterCard. (ADDED: December 05, 2009)
  • Jack Creek Farms - Uses natural growing practices, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, all produce is sustainably grown, Covered outdoor market, Uncovered outdoor market, Baked goods, Preserves, jams, jellies, apples, apricots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, eggplant, flowers, grapes, herbs/spices, lavender, nectarines, olallieberries, onions, pears, peas, peaches, persimmons, plums, pumpkins, summer squash, winter squash, tomatoes, other vegetables, Honey from hives on the farm, gift shop, snacks and refreshment stand, restrooms, picnic area, farm animals, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours
    5000 Highway 46 West, Templeton, CA 93465. Phone: 805-239-1915 . Email: info@JackCreekFarms.com. Open: Late May through September Thursday, Friday Saturday and Monday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 6 pm Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; October Thursday, Friday Saturday, Monday and Tuesday 10 am to 6 pm Sunday 11 am to 6 pm Closed on Wednesday November Thursday, Friday Saturday and Monday 10 am to 5 pm Sunday 11 am to 5 pm Closed on Tuesday and Wednesday; December Please check website - dates and hours are dependent upon weather. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Directions: Our farm is midway between San Francisco and Los Angeles in San Luis Obispo County, about a half hour drive from Hearst Castle. We are located west of Templeton and Paso Robles; and east of Cambria, Harmony and Cayucos, on Highway 46 West. If you are coming from the north or south on Highway 101, we are located about 7 miles west of Highway 101 on Highway 46 West. If you are traveling from Highway 1, we are exactly 16 miles east of Highway 1 on Highway 46 West. Click here for a map and directions. Our farm offers a number of special events each year including an annual Kid's Day on the Farm (August), Old-fashioned Threshing Bee (September - Labor Day Weekend), Heirloom Tomato Tasting (September), Scarecrow Contest (September through October), Pumpkin Painting Workshop (October) and more; Please check our website for exact dates and times; For updates on our current harvest, please check the bottom left-hand side of every page on our website. We use natural practices, but are not seeking organic certification. Payment: Cash, Check, Debit cards, Visa/MasterCard, Discover. Click here for our Facebook page. We are small 5th generation family farm. Our current harvest changes with the seasons. All of the crops we grow are available for u-pick except for orchard fruit. We have lots of things for kids and families to taste, see and do. Our farm stand offers free apple cider and pomegranate cider tasting as well as free honey tasting. We have an on-site bakery and have homemade cookies, biscotti, scones and fudge for sale. We invite folks to come out, enjoy the farm and take home a memory!. In addition we grow and have available for u-pick sweet onions and garlic. Flowers we grow for u-pick are sunflowers and zinnias. We also have available for u-pick nearly 75 different varieties of Heirloom Tomatoes. (UPDATED: August 16, 2010) (UPDATED: September 09, 2013)
  • SLO Creek Farms - No pesticides are used, Garden stand on a residence (which is NOT on a farm), Roadside stand, Farm stand / farm market on a farm, Farm market, not located on the farm, Wide variety of seasonal fruits and vegetables, Wide variety of seasonal, locally grown fruits and vegetables, Covered outdoor market, Baked goods, apples, beans, beets, carrots, corn (sweet), cucumbers, flowers, herbs/spices, lavender, pumpkins, tomatoes, Honey from hives on the farm, porta-potties, picnic area, birthday parties, weddings and wedding parties, school tours, events at your location (call for info)
    6455 Monte Rd, San Luis Obispo, CA 93401. Phone: (702)245-3135. Fax: (702)261-0060. Email: slocreekfarms@live.com. Open: everyday, from 11:00am to 5:00pm, Mid August through Mid December. Click here for current open hours, days and dates. Market updates: Click here for updates. Directions: On the East side of highway 101 and San Luis Bay Drive. Click here for a map and directions. We do not use pesticides on the crops. Payment: Cash, Check. Click here for our Facebook page. (ADDED: November 06, 2011)

 

 

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