Growing Grounds Farm, Santa Maria

The Santa Maria Growing Grounds Farm is closed unless otherwise arranged. Please see the instructions below for purchases and contact information. Thank you!

Dear customers,

We are considering our options for re-opening in a safe manner. We recognize how difficult it can be to shop by phone without seeing what you are purchasing and we appreciate the faith our customers have put in us. Starting this week we will be open by appointment for plant shopping only on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday afternoons. You can call, email, or Facebook message us to make an appointment. Plant orders can still be placed by phone, as well. See our availability list below. Keep in mind that we also carry a variety of drought-tolerant trees and shrubs as well as succulents. Too many to list!

We will not be opening up our regular farm stand at this time. We are continuing to offer produce boxes this week. The produce boxes will contain a variety of items including broccolini, kale, arugula, lettuce, fennel, blueberries, and a few other items yet to be decided. Please call us at 805-934-2182 after 12 noon today to order a box. The cost and value of the box is $20.

We also have a limited availability of flower bouquets available again this week. The cost is $6. Please call us to order.

Click here to access our current availability.

Nourishing our community since 2000

Growing Grounds Farm in Santa Maria is your local source for pesticide-free produce, flowers and fruit & vegetable plants. A program of Transitions-Mental Health Association, we combine horticultural therapy and vocational training to provide individuals with mental illness employment and a supportive environment where personal growth can be realized. Growing Grounds Farm, Santa Maria was launched in October 2000, modeled on our successful sister business, Growing Grounds Farm and Nursery in San Luis Obispo.

The Farm Stand is open Thursdays 12-dusk and the Second Saturday of every month from 10am-3pm. Stop on by!


820 W. Foster Road (at the corner of Foster and California, next to the Sheriff station)
Santa Maria, CA 93455
Farm Stand open Thursdays from 12 Noon to Dusk
(805) 934-2182

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What Services Are Provided?

What Is the Work Like?

Who Can Work at Growing Grounds?

Most employees are referred to us by the Santa Barbara County Department of Behavioral Wellness. Employees are diagnosed with persistent illnesses such as schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorder or major depression.

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