The perks of being a member at Presqu'ile just grew exponentially with the opening of their new tasting room in Santa Maria. Calling it a "tasting room" seems like an understatement, as it's really more like a getaway where you can hang out all day long on their terraced lawn, play bocce ball, foosball or cool off in the wine cave.
We’ll be updating the blog with any developments we see or hear about the new Santa Barbara Public Market opening at the corner of Chapala and Victoria Streets. From the sbpublicmarket.com website:
The Public Market will showcase the best our land has to offer and the uniqueness of our local flavor. Santa Barbara is blessed with a temperate climate and extraordinary natural beauty. Nationally recognized as a center of organic, sustainable agriculture, a wide variety of fruits and vegetables are harvested here throughout the year. Fresh seafood and grass-fed cattle are readily available nearby, along with internationally acclaimed wines, fresh cut flowers, citrus, avocado, strawberries and many other food products. The bounty of the Central Coast comes together in The Public Market for all to share.
The Santa Barbara Public Market will be a central place of exchange for commerce and community. A daily, indoor-outdoor market hall will offer fresh and prepared foods to eat in or take home. It will support sustainable and organic agriculture, incorporate green building practices, promote social responsibility, encourage good nutrition through healthy eating and provide entrepreneurial opportunities for small business owners. Educational classes, live entertainment, tasting events and other programs will bring energy, excitement and interest to the market and the neighborhood.