The Towbes Group, Inc., manager of the Calle Real Shopping Center in Goleta, is pleased to announce the grand opening of a Local Artisans Market. The new market will be located in the parking lot near the Goleta Outback Steakhouse (5690 Calle Real, Goleta) and will be open beginning Saturday, March 8, between 11am – 3pm, and continuing every Saturday thereafter. Local vendors will feature an array of specialty food items from farmers, food artisans, cottage food operators, as well as hand-made crafts and jewelry. “Bringing the Local Artisans Market to the Calle Real Shopping Center is a great opportunity for our customers to explore a new market concept and support our local artisans. The market will offer consumers a variety of healthy, specialty and old-fashioned foods that celebrate our community,” explains Jennifer Carmona, Assistant Property Manager – Commercial Properties for The Towbes Group, Inc.

The Local Artisans Market takes pride in being the first cottage food fair in California. The recent enactment of the California Cottage Food Law enables individuals to apply for permits that allow them to create a wide array of items in their home and sell to the public. The Market at the Calle Real Shopping Center will feature such items as baked goods, jams, soaps, jewelry, quilts, flowers and produce.

Further information on location, hours, and vendor applications can be found online at


Headquartered in Santa Barbara, the award-winning Towbes Group has extensive expertise in development, construction, investment, and asset management. Widely recognized for delivering excellence across all its products and services, the Towbes Group has distinguished itself as not only a trustworthy, innovative organization but also as a vital community member.

The company has developed 6,000 residential units and 1.6 million square feet of commercial properties primarily in Santa Barbara, Ventura and San Luis Obispo counties. They currently manage more than 2 million square feet of commercial space, including office, light industrial and retail properties, and approximately 2,100 residential units. In addition, they are currently constructing apartment communities in Goleta and Santa Maria and a medical office complex in Santa Barbara. Additional information can be found at


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