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St. Helena Farmers' Market

                                            Every Friday · May through October · 7.30 am - Noon · Rain or Shine

Crane Park, St. Helena Find Directions Here

FMkt 21 Jun-11

Market Opens May 2nd, 2014!!

We have a great season planned for 2014: over 50 Vendors (Growers, Artisans, Food Vendors and Community Groups), Musicians, Market Lecture Series, Chef's Demonstrations, Book-Signings, Market Classrooms, Kids' Story Time and Educational Entertainment Programs, Face-Painting and much much more....

Celebrating Earth Day

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Check out our Market Classroom 

  • for some great kid friendly activities to celebrate Earth Day
  • to see our favorite websites, books and magazines 

Book-Signings at the Market 

If you are a local author of a new travel, gardening or cook book and would like to participate in a Book-Signing at our Market, please contact Wendy Strachan, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Market's Newsletter

We will be sending out the newsletter on a weekly basis during the 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 will be 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.    

ChefNashNTeensMay 9th @ 10.30 a.m. :
Chef's Demonstration, Nash Cognetti, Executive Chef, Tra Vigne.

We are delighted to kick-off our "2014 Chef's Demonstrations" with the return to the Chef's Table of Tra Vigne's Executive Chef, Nash Cognetti. Chef Nash will be demonstrating his wonderful cheesemaking skills!!

You will find their recipes posted on our Recipe Page.

GrowerVendorsTaramassoMay 30th @ 10.30 a.m. :
Market Lecture Series - "Farm to Egg Cookery".

Chef Andy Wild, "Wild about Food and Drink", and Joan Taramasso, Taramasso Ranch will be teaming up to talk about "Farm to Egg Cookery".  Make sure you have signed up for the market's weekly E-Newsletter to keep up to date with other Market Lectures being held throughout the season.


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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!


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

Reeds Napa Valley meadowood Cricket
Bressler mirabelle Jaffe Estate
JIA CIA
UmpquaBank PacificUnion
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