Montecito Country Mart Happenings

By Kelly Mahan Herrick   |   October 3, 2023

Montecito Country Mart is preparing to welcome two new businesses: the Mart’s anchor grocery store, Vons, has been under construction the last 1.5 years to be rebranded as Pavilions, which officially takes place this week with a ribbon cutting and grand re-opening. The store boasts expanded produce and bakery departments, a new floral department, expanded deli, and other improvements. 

Also coming to the Mart: Oat Bakery, the cult favorite that started in downtown Santa Barbara and recently opened a second location in Goleta, is set to open later this fall. Owned by Louise Ulrich and Lou Fontana, the Danish-style bakery uses whole grains, local produce from the farmers market, and superfoods like oats, chia seeds, and flaxseeds to make healthy and nutritious bread, which is organic and made in small batches. Flavors include pumpkin seed, date and almond, sourdough focaccia, country sourdough, “supersede,” Danish rye, and many others. The bakery sells out of bread nearly every day, and the Goleta location also offers an expanded menu with lunch offerings. 

For more information, visit Montecito Country Mart is located at 1016 Coast Village Road. 


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