Who doesn’t love a farmers’ market? And, if you’re visiting the Napa Valley, there’s no better opportunity to sample wine-country living at its friendliest and most casual. Chances are, if you’re a short-term visitor staying at a hotel, you don’t need bushels of fresh produce. But don’t let that stop you — there’s so much more to see, buy, and do. In addition to fresh fruits, veggies, and seafood, there’s an abundance of handmade gift items, prepared foods, clothing, fragrances, household goods, jewelry, and more. Plus you’re supporting local artisans and the local economy. Win-win, right?
Here are a few things to do at our farmers markets besides squeezing tomatoes:
- Buy coffee and pastries for breakfast al fresco.
- Listen to some mellow live music.
- Bring the kids for activities like face-painting, story-time, and performances.
- Watch a cooking demonstration.
- Buy a hostess gift or bouquet.
- Stock up on hand-made holiday gifts.
- Pick up some picnic supplies for lunch.
And here’s the low-down on markets from Napa to Calistoga:
Napa Farmers Market
Year-round, every Saturday from 8:30 am until 1:00 pm.
Tuesday markets return April – October 2020
Napa Valley Expo
601 Silverado Trail, Napa, CA 94559
St. Helena Farmers’ Market
May through October every Friday from 7:30 am – 12:00 pm
Crane Park – 360 Crane Ave. St. Helena, CA 94574
Farmstead Farmers Market
November to April every Friday from 9:00 – 1:00 p.m.
738 Main Street, St Helena, CA 94574
Calistoga Farmers' Market
Every Saturday, year-round from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Sharpsteen Museum Plaza
1311 Washing Street, Calistoga, CA 94515