Our Mission is Education for All Ages
Kids love quests, and there is always more to explore outside. Check out this “Conifer Quest”.
Recommended Halloween Stories for Kids.
A “Cheese Pumpkin” for the following Pumpkin Gratin Recipe.
If you can’t find a “Cheese Pumpkin” from the Market or Farm Stand, we recommend the delicious Kombocha Squash, available at the Market.
At the Craft Table
In the Neighborhood and with our support - The Food of Love Teen Cooking Program
Check out this mini-documentary about the Food of Love Teen’s Cooking Program, made by Pacific Union College Film students.
The Food of Love is always open to new teens interested in cooking and making a difference. Teens can join in on this cooking project of The St. Helena Hospital and Napa Valley Youth Advocacy community group, after school on Tuesdays and during the summer to help "Food of Love" cook for St. Helena Hospital's cancer patients. Teen Volunteers are needed for set-up and cooking from 3:30 to 6:00 p.m. and with clean-up from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. If interest in volunteering contact Tom Amato: If any kids or families are interested in donating fruits/veggies for this program, or have fruits/veggies that can be gleaned by volunteers, please contact Amanda Tuttle, Market Educator. Teens just may find Market Educator Amanda Tuttle there, helping with the cooking and teaching and Market Manager Ed Smith, who often wraps up for the evening with clean up.
Sample of 2014 / 2015 Educational Programs completed at the market or in the Classroom.
Late October: “Oaks and Acorns” with students from The Young School, in Crane Park’s Oak Grove. This program is a blend of nature connection, storytelling, an informative slide show, and hands-on stations where kids will crack, shell, winnow, and grind acorn into flour and taste acorn biscuits. Led by Market Educator, (and Nature Mentor) Amanda Tuttle.
September-October 2015: “Color Me Healthy”.Classrooms from St. Helena's Elementary and Catholic Schools shopped the market. Students were on “color teams” where they shopped for green, red, orange/yellow, purple/blue and brown/white and brought back a beautiful array of fruits and vegetables to the “Harvest Color Wheel.” The teams then shared the health benefits of their color with the Classes, Teachers, Parents and Market Educator, Amanda.
May 2015: "A Bee in the Hive Community".Our Market Beekeeper, Jim Foster, Meadowmont Farm brought his viewing hive and taught S.H. Catholic School Third, Fourth and Fifth Graders about the lives and many jobs of different bees in the hive.
January 2015: "Oaks and Acorns with the First People," with Fourth Grade Classrooms at St. Helena Elementary. This program was a blend of nature connection in an oak grove, storytelling, an informative slide show, and hands-on stations where kids pounded acorn into flour and made acorn biscuits.
December 2014: Students from St. Helena’s Pathway School and The Young School made these darling penguins with mini bottleneck gourds, with the help of their art teacher Stephanie Zuntz and Market Educator, Amanda Tuttle.
October 2014: “Food Day”.In solidarity with the Napa Valley’s chapter of “Food Day,” and gatherings all over America, Amanda Tuttle, presented a program discussing eating for color and season, and buying locally at the market with a savvy group of Third and Fourth graders from St. Helena's Catholic School. A Scavenger Hunt throughout the market followed the discussion with Market Educator, Amanda.
August/September 2014: Both at the market and at the St. Helena Public Library’s Bilingual Program: “Pajama Rama,” Amanda brought the Iroquois story of the “Three Sisters” to life with the oral tradition of storytelling. Kids explored dried and fresh garden beans and corn, through hands on play. At the St. Helena Library kids made Bean and Corn Art Medallions. Both groups at the market and at the library tried “Corn Confetti Custard” from the book “Blue Corn and Chocolate.
And in favorite things, we have listed:
Local Chefs/Food Writers recently featured in the market's Book-Signing Program
Websites that will give you food for thought!
And for the "Movie Buffs", take a trip down memory lane and watch one of the great movies shown at past market "Movie Fundraisers".