Our Mission is Education for All Ages


For Kids to Learn At Home

At The Craft Table 

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Use gourds as stamps:
Turkeys!! Yes Turkeys for the Thanksgiving Table. Here you can replace a fresh bottle-shaped, or crook-neck gourd with the dried gourd

In the Kitchen

Pumpkin Bread with Cricket Magazine.

For the Community

At the Craft TableGourdCandleholders

Turn a fresh bottle gourd into a vase.

And with the gourds and small pumpkins you see at Farmers’ Markets and other stores, make candle holders.

In the Kitchen

For Rainy Days:
Golden Tomato Soup (Made by Montessori School Culinary Students, for the St. Helena Farmers’ Market)

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 - 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

Here is a sample of the Educational Programs completed at the market or in the Classrooms.AmandaLibrary

August/September 2014: 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.

May 2014: "Earth Day Every Day". Featuring story, poetry and song and celebrating our one planet.

May 2014: "Herb Thyme". Kids opened their senses to fresh and dried herbs and created a herb sachet to take home.MC-FarmTaste

October 2013: "Apples at School". Amanda visted The Young School to conduct a program celebrating apples! Students listened to a story that captured their imagination, tasted apples and then made Apple Paninis! Here's the pdflogosmallrecipe from one of the students.

October 2013: "Colorful Choices". St. Helena Elementary Students shopped for color at the market and then met up with Amanda for a lesson on nutrition.

Fall 2013: "Seed Art". Stephanie Zuntz, Art through Earth Sciences Teacher and Amanda led students from the Pathways Charter School to make homemade plant-able cards (tomato, eggplant and carrot), embedded with seeds, and made Seed Art Trees with naturally colored pumpkin seeds.

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".