St. Helena Farmers' Market
Every Friday · May through October · 7.30 am - Noon · Rain or Shine
Crane Park, St. Helena Find Directions Here
Winner of Bohemian's "Best of 2012" Farmers' Market Category for the Napa Valley!
Our beloved Farmers’ Market has begun its twenty-seventh season this year! Thanks to your much valued support, we will continue to provide and maintain a vibrant market that will host over fifty vendors each week from May through October. We will have music at every market, two cooking demos each month by local chefs, students and food writers, book-signings by local authors offering their latest cook/gardening books and a varied program of fun and educational Kids' Programs.
And this year we are delighted to welcome participants of the E.B.T. and W.I.C. Programs.
Kids' Story Time will be held on the first Friday of the month from 9.30 a.m. -
10.00 a.m.. Look for the special tent near the market's General Store.
Our Market Classroom page has lots of fun activities for kids. Try out the "Flower Pot Bread" and other great projects/recipes using edible flowers.
And for adult foodies there is some great information too!
2013 Chef's Demonstrations
We are delighted to confirm the following Chefs will be back at the Chef's Table this season:
- May 10th: Philip Wang, Executive Chef, French Blue, St. Helena
- May 24th: Vicky Acosta, Chef De Cuisine, The Grill, Meadowood Napa Valley
- Jun 14th: Kelly McKown, Executive Chef, Goose and Gander, St. Helena
- Jun 28th: Cindy Pawlcyn, Chef/Owner, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, CPs Wood Grill & Wine Bar, Mustards Grill.
- Aug 23rd: Karen Schuppert, Cook4Seasons
- Sep 27th: Grant Showley and Students from the S. H. Montessori School
- Oct 25th: Nash Cognetti, Executive Chef, Tra Vigne, St. Helena.
June 7th @ 10.30 a.m.. Tim Giugni, Puppeteer
Save the date. Tim will be back at the market on June 7th with his special brand of puppetry - a crowd pleaser for kids and adults alike!!
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!