Our Mission is Education for All Ages

For Kids 

Market Educator, Amanda Tuttle led a community garden project, right where she lives. With the help of neighbor families a Kids’ "Sunflower Wheel Garden" was created.


A poem (from the center of the Sunflower Wheel):  

Trompetta Squash‘Scarlet Runner’ beans all abloom, mid-July,
The sunflower opens its sunny face to the sky.
Inside fairy lantern husks, ground cherries sleep,
Trompetta Squash with their long necks, kids’ reap.
The garden ‘nest’ fills with Dragon’s Egg Cucumber,
Tomato, pepper and gourd fruit wait in ripening slumber.

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Poem and Photos by Amanda Tuttle, Market Educator.




zukecloudcakeIn The Kitchen

Zucchini Ricotta “Cloud” Cakes. 

A Great Website with Healthy Recipes for Kids (8+)  in the Kitchen.

 For Community

In the KitchenGrilledPeachesBrownButterBourbonSauceRecipe

Grilled Peach for Appetizer: Grilled Peaches with Basil, Burrata and Prosciutto. 

Grilled Peach for Dessert: Grilled Peaches with Bourbon Brown Butter Sauce.

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This "Idea Share" was inspired by a regular St. Helena Market Shopping family, who are at the market most Fridays.
The daughters were cutely clad in flour sack dresses! 

A fifteen minute dress!

 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.img 0703 1

 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 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. 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.

Community Outreach

Sample of 2014/2015 Educational Programs completed at the Market or in the Classroom.

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 JimFosterbees 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 IMG 20140912 104209oral 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".