Edible Santa Barbara is a quarterly magazine celebrating the abundance of local food and wine throughout Santa Barbara County.


Santa Barbara County has its own unique food traditions—from Santa Maria Barbecue to Santa Barbara Spot Prawns and the world class local wines that accompany them. And our region’s commitment to healthy living has long been on the forefront of  what people eat.

Edible Santa Barbara is entirely locally owned and operated. And with our membership in Edible Communities, we are able to combine the synergy of a national publication and a hip, locally written insider’s view of the food and beverage producers and purveyors throughout the region. We shine the spotlight on our exemplary farmers, fishermen, ranchers, winemakers and community food programs—we savor the delicious diversity of Santa Barbara.

There is a growing national movement that is encouraging people to eat more locally grown and locally produced foods. By eating locally, we help sustain the small family farms that grow these foods and we enjoy food that is fresher and healthier for us and for our environment.


About the Publishers



KRISTA HARRIS is a fifth generation Californian who was born and raised in San Diego. She moved to Santa Barbara to attend UC Santa Barbara, fell in love with area and has lived here ever since. Her first job was working for a local newspaper and since then she has worked as an editor, graphic designer and creative director in the corporate world. But local food has been her passion since she first started shopping at farmers markets in the mid 1980s. In 2009 she started Edible Santa Barbara, a food magazine devoted to local, seasonal and sustainable food. Krista holds a B.A. in Film Studies from UC Santa Barbara. Krista is active in the community, is a board member at Fairview Gardens, and serves on the Partnership Council of the Community Environmental Council. And she can still be seen shopping regularly at the farmers markets with Steve Brown, her husband and co-publisher of Edible Santa Barbara.

STEVEN BROWN moved to Santa Barbara in the early 1970s in search of waves as well an education in art. Born in North Carolina, his early memories are of bacon, grits and black-eyed peas. Later growing up in Los Angeles, he took up surfing which led him to Santa Barbara. After school he expanded from fine art to graphic arts and has been producing a large variety of artwork for over three decades. His company SB Artworks offers clients a wide range of graphic capabilities, including print and publications, web design, illustration and other artwork. In addition to running a graphics department at UC Santa Barbara for many years, he taught computer graphic courses for UCSB Extension’s Graphic Design and Visual Communication certificate program. Steve holds both his B.F.A. and M.F.A. degrees in Fine Art from UC Santa Barbara. In addition to the waves, Steve loves Santa Barbara for its beautiful fall days and its wealth of local food and wine.


Meet Our Publishers: Interview with Krista Harris on Edible Feast

We talked to Krista Harris, the publisher of Edible Santa Barbara, about the food scene, her favorite Edible Santa Barbara story, beekeeping, and more. Click here.