St. Helena Farmers' Market
Every Friday · May through October · 7.30 am - Noon · Rain or Shine
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Check out our Market Classroom Monthly Favorites to see our favorite websites, books and magazines including this great book for knitters.
Book-Signings at the Market
Congratulations to Board Member, Lars Kronmark!!
Lars Kronmark, SHFM Board Member and Culinary Instructor at The Culinary Institute of America at Greystone, recently received an Antonin Careme Medal for his contributions to the Culinary Industry from the American Culinary Federation (ACF). Lars is a member of ACF's San Francisco Chapter which established the Antonin Careme Medal in 1969 to acknowledge individuals, chefs and gastronomes that have made valuable contributions to the culinary profession, particularly in education and the advancement of gastronomy. Past winner include Julia Child and Michelin Star Chef, Suzette Gresham. Congratulations Lars on this prestigious award - much deserved!
With our twenty-seventh season behind us, we say a very big thank you for the tremendous community support we have received and to our dedicated vendors and volunteers, our volunteer board and market staff, our very generous donors and sponsors, our market photographer, Carol Troy, the kids and teachers who participated in our "2013 Market Button 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 and Authors who participated at the Chefs Demos and Book-Signings, to the City Staff who help us set up the market every week 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 account and the website for news, especially the Market Classroom Page which will have lots of new material and activities every month for adult and kid foodies!
And this year we were delighted to accept W.I.C. and CalFresh food stamps through E.B.T. (electronic benefits transfer) and the Senior Nutrition Program (available through W.I.C.) at the market.
2013 Chef's Demonstrations
We were delighted to have welcomed the following Chefs to the Chef's Table last season: Vicky Acosta, Chef De Cuisine, Meadowood Napa Valley; Stephen Barber, Executive Chef, Farmstead Restaurant; Larry Calicchio, Executive Chef, White Hall Lane; Larry Forgione, C.I.A. Chef Instructor and Farm to Table Students from The Conservatory Restaurant; Kelly McCown, Executive Chef, Goose and Gander; Cindy Pawlcyn, Chef/Owner, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, CPs Wood Grill & Wine Bar, Mustards Grill; Karen Schuppert, Cook4Seasons; Grant Showley and students from St. Helena Montessori School; Richard Smiarowski, Chef/Owner, La Crepe Escape; Philip Wang, Executive Chef, French Blue and Andy Wild, Chef/Owner, "Wild about Food and Drink".
You will find their recipes posted on our Recipe Page.
2013 Market Lecture Series
New to the market, we were very pleased to offer the following entertaining and informative Lectures; "Becoming a Bee-Keeper", Jim Foster, Meadowmont Farm; "Canning and Preserving", Dorothy Lopreore, Family Farmer and "Getting Pickled with Andy Wild", Chef Andy Wild, "Wild about Food and Drink".
Kid's Story Time
And our brand new Kid's Story Tent proved to be a big hit with our young readers and their parents. Amanda Tuttle, Market Educator and St. Helena Public Library's, Mari Martinez offered "Story Time" in English and English/Spanish. We are very grateful to our Sponsors and Donors for funding this great addition to the market!
2013 “Market Button” Art Competition
This year we asked our talented Grade 3 through 5 artists to design a Market Button that consists of original artwork in the form of one character (animal, vegetable, fruit, adult, child etc) and a slogan that encourages kids to eat fruits and vegetables. In addition they were asked to answer a number of questions that focused their attention on healthy eating. Seventy-one 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 Young School’s fifth grader, Jordan’s “Veggies Rule” Character. Jordan’s artwork will adorn our adult, youth, toddler and infant apparel and a range of different merchandise for sale at the market’s General Store. Runner-Up Grand Prize Winner is St. Helena Elementary School’s fourth grader, Amélie Parr. 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.
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 & Runner Up
See all the winners in the 2013 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 2013 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
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
- Support local farmers and the local economy.
- Reduce pollution and fuel usage. (Our fruits and veggies are grown in California—several of our vendors are from the Napa Valley.)
- Support growers who respect the environment and who protect natural resources.
- The produce is really fresh. (Many of our farmers pick just before coming to market—which makes produce tastier and more nutritious.)
- Help protect our farming heritage by saving heirloom varieties.
- Keep diversity alive in produce choices. Our farmers grow many old varieties not available in local supermarkets.
- Our local produce often costs less than produce sold at local stores.
- It’s a good excuse to meet friends for coffee and pastries.
- Maintain the heritage of this “Community Treasure,” founded in July 1986.
- It’s fun!