Our Saturday morning ritual is to go to the gym and then walk over to the Napa Farmers’ Market for a post-workout breakfast/lunch and do our shopping for the week. My daughter loves the farmers’ market…she tastes everything she can get her hands on – fresh strawberries, peaches and apples; she paints pottery, visits with the chickens, participates in story time, and dances to the music. She always runs into friends, whether they are little ones from her school or gymnastics, farmers and vendors she has gotten to know over the years, or my friends who are also checking out the fresh fruit and veggies at the market. Of course, shopping at the farmers’ market supports healthy, sustainable eating and gives us the opportunity to learn more about where our food comes from (both important), but for us, it’s also a fun way to spend a Saturday morning.

American Canyon Farmers’ Market
Opening day: Sunday, May 7
Sundays, May-Oct, 9 am-1 pm (note, new hours this year)
100 Benton Way, American Canyon
The Napa Farmers’ Market will also be running the American Canyon Farmers’ Market this year. Expect the same great market as last year with additional educational programming for kids and families.

Calistoga Farmers’ Market
Every Saturday (year-round) from 8:30am to noon
Sharpsteen Museum Plaza, Washington Street, Calistoga

Farmers’ Market at Long Meadow Ranch
May-October: Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am-2 p
November -April: Fridays from 9 am-1 pm and Saturdays and Sundays from 11 am-4 pm
738 Main Street, St. Helena, CA

 

Napa Farmers’ Market
Opening day: Saturday, April 15
Tuesdays & Saturdays (April 15-November 21) from 8 am to12:30 pm
South Napa Century Center, 195 Gasser Dr., Napa
The Napa Farmers’ Market has extended its operation, starting a month earlier and ending a month later. On opening day, the first 100 shoppers will receive a complimentary market shopping bag. Additionally, an environmental-stewardship art project for children is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on April 15.

St. Helena Farmers’ Market
Opening day: Friday, May 5
Every Friday (May-Oct) from 7:30 am-noon (note, new hours)
Crane Park, St. Helena