Back By Popular Demand: The Santa Barbara Farmer's Market

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We were inspired by a comment on one of our recent blog posts by fellow Active Rain member, Will Hamm, to return to our coverage of the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market. And, we are delighted to report that the market is back in full swing.

Here in downtown "SB" we often have what is known as "May Gray" and "June Gloom" with overcast skies due to a low coastal cloud cover which burns off mid-day.  Although we enjoy this time of year thoroughly, there has been wonderful blue skies and warm weather each morning, all month so far. The colors were especially brilliant at the market.

On this morning's trip we were blown away by the magnificent mushroom displays. So, we wanted to share them with you. Such  variety!  

Quite often we get inspired by nature for color schemes for our personal and company branding projects. Check out these amazing mushrooms in rose, mauve, and burnt Sienna. 



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Comments (15)

Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Alexandra and Ron - the subtleties of life's hues, shapes and textures do so much to complement many elements of everyday living.  

May 17, 2022 03:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Michael Jacobs Great to hear from you. Eloquent as always! Cheers! R&A

May 17, 2022 06:12 AM
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Alexandra. I am a sucker for dishes that use mushrooms and a few where I just add them. Quite the display. Enjoy your day.

May 17, 2022 05:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Wayne Martin So many mushrooms, so many savory possibilities. Cheers! R&A

May 17, 2022 06:13 AM
Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

Good morning, Alexandra... that mushroom display is a work of art! Your post reminded me that I still need to update my annual farmer's market post, which I keep thinking about but which keeps getting knocked lower on my list versus other topics. Happy Tuesday to you both.

May 17, 2022 05:15 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Nina Hollander, Broker Looking forward to your post on your farmer's market. And, a Happy Tuesday to you as well. Cheers! R&A

May 17, 2022 06:14 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Wow, those mushrooms are gorgeous, not only because of the wonderful colors but because of the evident freshness. I'd hate to eat them! (But would).

Enjoy your week!

May 17, 2022 05:19 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Kat Palmiotti Go ahead, indulge. Cheers! R&A

May 17, 2022 06:14 AM
Bill Salvatore - East Valley
Arizona Elite Properties - Chandler, AZ
Realtor - 602-999-0952 / em:

Nothing beats a good Farmers Market, my wife and I visit regularly to one we have in downtown Gilbert. bill 

May 17, 2022 06:16 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Bill Salvatore - East Valley Thank you for stopping by. Cheers! R&A

May 19, 2022 02:26 PM
Brian England
Ambrose Realty Management LLC - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have always enjoyed seeing what is going on at your farmer's market.  It seems that you are not as active in the Rain these days, hopefully, it is just because you are super busy with a lot of projects.

May 17, 2022 06:22 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Brian England We have been extremely busy. Cheers! R&A

May 19, 2022 02:25 PM
Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty
Waves Realty - Melbourne, FL
Florida Space Coast Homes

I think you guys have one of the best farmer's markets. The pictures you post are amazing.

May 17, 2022 07:50 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Jeffrey DiMuria 321.223.6253 Waves Realty Thank you. You must have a keen appreciation for aesthetics. Cheers! R&A

May 19, 2022 02:24 PM
Sheri Sperry - MCNE®
Coldwell Banker Realty - Sedona, AZ
(928) 274-7355 ~ YOUR Solutions REALTOR®

Hi Ron and Alexandra,

I lived in SoCal most of my life and never liked the May and June cloud cover in the morning.  I enjoy seeing the sunrise. As for the Farmer's Market,  I always looked forward to Alexandra's posts on Saturdays. 

May 17, 2022 08:00 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi  Sheri Sperry - MCNE® wishing you clear skies. Cheers! R&A

May 19, 2022 02:22 PM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Ron and Alexandra- I love that we get to see the bounty from the Santa Barbara Farmer's Market. How lucky you are..They always display their produce beautifully. 

May 17, 2022 10:46 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Kathy Streib with a terrific career as a home stager you certainly have a good eye for color, "food staging" and details.  Cheers! R&A 

May 19, 2022 02:21 PM
Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS
Fathom Realty Washington LLC - Tacoma, WA
South Puget Sound Washington Agent/Broker!

Great to see you back. I thought you might be celebrating 20 years in business. I always enjoy your SB farmer's market report Alexandra 🙂

May 18, 2022 08:14 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Paul S. Henderson, REALTOR®, CRS Yes , we have been extremely busy  and are visiting the Farmer's Market less frequently.  Trader Joe's is very happy about that. Cheers! R&A

May 19, 2022 02:18 PM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello A and Ron,  Miss your blogs on a daily bases but I am sure business for you is good.  Yes your Market post are always good.


May 19, 2022 08:32 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel

Hi Will Hamm Yes, we have been extremely busy. Hoping to resume in the near future.  Cheers! R&A

May 19, 2022 02:15 PM
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Ron and Alexandra Seigel  I totally understand it has been a very long time since I went to a farmers market all due to being busy, now with that said I loved the photo and being a mushroom fanatic since I was a child I really appreciate this post, Endre

May 21, 2022 11:20 PM
Beth Atalay
Cam Realty and Property Management - Clermont, FL
Cam Realty of Clermont FL

Hello Ron and Alexandra Seigel, that's a beautiful display of mushrooms. This is a Farmers Market I would spend hours in. Thank you for sharing your experience as well as the photos. Have a fantastic day! 

May 24, 2022 05:59 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Ron and Alexandra,

I've missed the Santa Barbara Farmers market! Love being able to arm chair travel while you explore all the wonderful things they offer!

May 26, 2022 08:04 PM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

What a delight to visit the Santa Barbara Farmers Market again. It's been a little while. Love the mushroom photo and colors.


May 29, 2022 03:14 PM