We Grow More than Just Grapes
If you want to enjoy some local flavor, come take a stroll around the Napa County farmers’ markets for another type of taste of the region.
Holiday weekends can be a “blast,” but sometimes we need a holiday from our holiday. Now, that visitors are going home and special events are past, many people would like to enjoy a quiet summer day at a more leisurely pace.
We have four main farmers’ markets in the area, each with its own character – and day of the week.
Now year-round, the Calistoga Farmer’s Market is open from 8:30am to noon on Saturdays. Along with produce, fresh flowers, ornamental plants, and gourmet food, this market features local musicians, crafts, and a summer-long Shoot-the-Market photo contest.
Open Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8:00am to 12:30pm, the Napa Farmer’s Market provides friendly shopping in the heart of downtown. The 2013 vendor list includes farms, specialty foods, artisans, and local non-profit organizations. And what would any Napa market be without a demonstration? The Napa Farmers Market has several chef demonstrations and cookbook signings scheduled through out the summer. If you have the kids along, 10 to 10:30 is story time!
The St. Helena’s Farmers’ Market, open Fridays from 7:30am to noon, showcases growers, artisans, musicians, community groups, and food vendors. The mission of the St. Helena Farmers’ Market is “Education for All Ages,” and they offer food education for the community that focuses on buying local foods, eating well, and making healthy living fun!
Not a morning person? Try the Chef’s Market in downtown Napa on Thursday evenings from 5 to 9 pm. This market offers a traditional style farmers’ market as well as two cooking demonstrations each week. Following the demonstration, audience members get to sample the dish paired with local wines.
Napa County may be famous for the wine, but this is a truly bountiful region waiting for you to take advantage of this summer’s harvest.
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