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St. Helena Farmers' Market

Every Friday · May through October · 7.30 am - Noon · Rain or Shine
A 501 (c) 3 Non Profit Organization . Federal Tax ID #35-2367794

Crane Park, St. Helena Find Directions Here 

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Thank You and See you on May 1st, 2015!

With the last market of the season behind us, we say a very big thank you for the community support we have received ........and to our dedicated Vendors, our volunteer Board and Market Staff, our very generous Donors and Sponsors, our Market Photographer, Carol Troy, our Volunteers, Ada Press and Kathy Foulger, Umpqua Bank, the Young Artists and Teachers who participated in our "2014 Eat Your Veggies" Art Competition", the Teachers and Parents who chaperoned the kids through the market and supported our Market Classroom Programs and Kids' Story Time, to the Chefs, Authors and Vendor Experts who participated at the Chefs Demos, Lectures and Book-Signings, to Mari Martinez, St. Helena Public Library, to the City Staff who help us set up the market and to our faithful shoppers who have shopped with us every week - we truly could not have done it without you. 

 We will be sending out the newsletter on a monthly basis during the off season to keep you up to date wth market happenings. Don't forget to check out our Facebook Page and the website for news, especially the Market Classroom Page which will have lots of new material and activities every month.
Silkie Chicken

It's all about Chickens!

Check out our Market Classroom Page for some great information on chickens for Kids and Adults!

Craft Projects
Edible Egg Art
Tips on Separating an Egg
Egg Recipes
How to choose your Chickens!

 A Sad Farewell!

It is with a very heavy heart that we say good bye to two icons from the St. Helena Farmers' Market who recently paqssed away.

Bob Ellsworth, former President and Board Member of the St. Helena Farmers' Market continued to provide tremendous support to the Market throughout his later years. A fixture at the market every week with his wife Phoebe, Bob's sense iof humor was guaranteed to bring a smile to you face.....As a tribute to Bob we have included this great article on him titled "The Compleat Tinkerer" featured in the S.H. Star  in 2005.

Nancy Skall, Middleton Farm. A much loved vendor at our market for many years, Nancy was an inspiraqtion to us all. Her wonderful smile and her delicous organic produce were a staple at the markeyt every week. This
article beautifully sums up Nancy and the legacy she leaves behind.

We are honored to have had Bob and Nancy as part of our Market's Family and send our heartfelt love and very best wishes to their families. We loved them and will miss them dreadfully,

Much more than Veggies!

We love our veggies - they don't come any fresher when they are picked first thing on market mornings. Find out more about our market and enjoy this presentation!!

 2014 “Eat Your Veggies” Art Competition

 This year we asked our talented Grade 3 through 5 artists to draw original artwork in the form of one character (animal, vegetable, fruit, adult, child etc) that encourages kids to eat fruits and vegetables. Their artwork had to include the slogan “Eat Your Veggies”. In addition they were asked to answer a number of questions that focused their attention on healthy eating. Seventy-four students from the St. Helena Elementary School, St. Helena Catholic School, St. Helena Montessori School, and The Young School submitted entries. 

Our young artists did a fabulous job presenting the judges with a very difficult task. Our Grand Prize Winner is the St. Helena Catholic School’s fifth grader, Gianna, whose artwork will adorn our adult, youth, toddler and infant apparel and a range of different merchandise for sale at the market’s General Store.

We offer a very big thank you to all the students who participated and to all of the parents and teachers who supported and encouraged the young artists!.

 Grand Prize Winner 

See all the winners in the 2014 "Eat Your Veggies" Art Competition

All of the participant’s artwork will be displayed at the market’s General Store throughout the season so do make sure you stop by. In addition to visiting the entries displayed at the General Store you can see all the winners in the 2014 "Eat Your Veggies' Art Competition. Click to view an enlarged image.

We offer a very big thank you to all the students who participated and to all of the parents and teachers who supported and encouraged the young artists!.

Our Market Logo

St. Helena Farmers Market Tractor Logo
And of course our very popular Tractor logo, designed by local artist Geoff Ellsworth will continue to be featured on all of our market's collateral and on a range of merchandise at the Market's General Stores.

 

Top 10 Reasons to Shop at the St. Helena Farmers’ Market

  1. Support local farmers and the local economy.
  2. Reduce pollution and fuel usage. (Our fruits and veggies are grown in California—several of our vendors are from the Napa Valley.)
  3. Support growers who respect the environment and who protect natural resources.
  4. The produce is really fresh. (Many of our farmers pick just before coming to market—which makes produce tastier and more nutritious.)
  5. Help protect our farming heritage by saving heirloom varieties.
  6. Keep diversity alive in produce choices. Our farmers grow many old varieties not available in local supermarkets.
  7. Our local produce often costs less than produce sold at local stores.
  8. It’s a good excuse to meet friends for coffee and pastries.
  9. Maintain the heritage of this “Community Treasure,” founded in July 1986.
  10. It’s fun!

St. Helena Farmers’ Market Sponsors

Cochon555 logo150 LouisMartini150 Levensohn Vineyards150
Reeds Napa Valley meadowood Cricket
Bressler mirabelle Jaffe Estate
JIA CIA
UmpquaBank PacificUnion
Daisy-Hill-LogoCherry Tart Pie
Brotemarkle Davis & Co. LLP