Winter at the Santa Barbara Farmers Market

by Carol Sacks on February 23, 2015

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Early season tomatoes, strawberries and asparagus are here; winter is giving way to spring. I wanted to share some of the beautiful flowers and produce that have been in our market this year — and apologize to my friends east of California. Here’s hoping winter soon takes its leave along with the incessant cold and snow.

Wishing you a good week ahead!

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Cathy February 23, 2015 at 9:32 am

Really? This is just outright torture. Your photos are sensational and the colors are so luminescent.


Carol Sacks February 23, 2015 at 9:33 am

Hi Cathy! Thank you so much for the kind words and I apologize for the torture:)


Winifred Lender February 23, 2015 at 10:44 am

Thank you for the lovely tour of the SB Farmer’s Market in the winter. I loved seeing the variety of vibrant vegetables and fruits.


Carol Sacks February 23, 2015 at 10:45 am

Hi Winifred! Thanks so much. Have a great week ahead!


Wendy schmidt February 23, 2015 at 11:14 am

Just luscious. What colorful, beautiful bounty. You have such a great eye for composition!


Carol Sacks February 23, 2015 at 11:41 am

Thank you so much, Wendy! I really appreciate the encouragement.


Deb|EastofEdenCooking February 23, 2015 at 1:01 pm

What a difference a few hundred miles makes! Our local FM are still weighed down by winter, Brussels Sprouts, cabbages, cold storage apples, lots of citrus. The lettuces, peppers and summer squash are grown in large greenhouses. Your vibrant photos are a reminder that spring is on the way, if only we can be patient!


Carol Sacks February 23, 2015 at 1:09 pm

Here’s hoping spring produce makes its way to you soon, Deb! Thanks so much for checking in!


Lizthechef February 23, 2015 at 1:35 pm

Some day, I so want to visit you in beautiful Santa Barbara and have you give me a tour of your gorgeous market – lunch is on me 😉


Carol Sacks February 23, 2015 at 1:55 pm

I think you’d love our market, Liz — let me know when you’re coming up! Thanks so much.


Gail February 26, 2015 at 5:19 am

You’re killing me with these photos, you know. Excuse me now, please, as I leash the girls for their morning routine of bounding up many boring, punishing flights of steps in a fluorescently lit (complete with humming) stairwell. Even the guys in “Shawshank Redemption” could go outside to their exercise yard for some fresh air. Sigh.


Carol Sacks February 26, 2015 at 5:59 am

Sigh:( So sorry that this winter has been so harsh. Here’s hoping spring comes soon and the girls get back to their neighborhood walking routine. Thank you so much for the kind words, too! xo


Siobhain March 18, 2015 at 10:28 pm

I love how you deconstruct the market for me. The stalls are staged so exquisitely, colors built upon colors, everywhere I look I’m overwhelmed by the magnitude and beauty of what is being grown around us. I love to pause and review what you’ve focused in on as there is always such appreciation for the subject apparent in your compositions. Keep it up please! xo


Carol Sacks March 19, 2015 at 5:47 am

Siobhain, thank you so much for your very kind words! You’ve made my week!!


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