By a considerable margin, Napa Valley and the rest of California produce more fruits and vegetables than any other part of the country. Not surprisingly, visitors to Napa Valley will come across many farmers markets throughout the year to sample and purchase the freshest fruits, vegetables, seafood, handmade gifts, and other specialty products.
Between those Wine Country Tours and tastings, outdoor concerts, hikes, hot air balloon rides, and shopping expeditions, visitors to Napa Valley take time to casually wander through one of Napa Valley’s many Farmers Markets.
Besides the excellent produce, visitors will find arts and crafts, handmade gift items, household goods, jewelry, fragrances, and even clothing and accessories.
Besides all the produce and handcrafts, you will likely enjoy live music,
Make a Farmers Market Visit Part of Your Agenda
Before or after participating in Napa Valley or Sonoma County wine tours or any other activity, make a Farmers Market visit part of your action plan. Grab some coffee and pastries as you begin your stroll among the long line of interesting booths and exhibits displaying their foods and crafts, owned and operated by local citizens and artists.
You will undoubtedly find the perfect gift or that long-sought-after wall hanging that you have been seeking to fill a space at home. And, for upcoming holidays, anniversaries, and birthdays, you will likely stumble on those ideal gifts here.
Know that you will be supporting the local Napa Valley economy by purchasing locally produced or handcrafted goods instead of buying products made elsewhere.
Where and When are the Best Napa Valley Farmers Markets Held?
Because the region boasts so many products, food, and other delights, Farmers Markets are extremely popular in Wine Country California. While several farmers markets will occur during the year, here is a shortlist of some community-sponsored events:
Napa Farmers Market
Napa’s Farmers Market operates each Saturday throughout the year from 8:30 AM to 1:00 PM at Napa Valley Expo. As the spring and summer approach, visitors can also drop on Tuesday mornings from April to October.
Helena Farmers Market
Held at Crane Park, the St. Helena Farmers Market runs from May through October each Friday from 7:30 AM until Noon.
Held every Saturday, year-round from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM, the Calistoga Farmers market is open-air and located on Washington Street next to the Community center and across from Calistoga City Hall.
Farmstead Community Farmers Market
Another recurring St. Helena event is the Farmstead Farmers Market, conducted from November to April at 738 Main Street, St. Helena, from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM each Friday. This farmers market takes the show inside of a renovated barn and features more of the local produce and more.
Plan Your Safe and Enjoyable Wine Tour with Platypus Wine Tours
Following a morning stroll among the high-quality and fascinating booths and activities constructed in true Wine Country California-style, set out for a delightful afternoon of wine tasting and touring with Platypus Wine Tours, a premier regional tour company. You and your partner or friends can join in a group wine tour or your prearranged Wine Country California wine tours.
Platypus Wine Tours hosts safe and educational Wine Country Tours throughout Napa Valley and
Learn about the art and science of grape production, followed by an interesting discussion about the winemaker magic that turns those luscious grapes into delightful and delicious wines we all enjoy. Taste the wines and enjoy the company on a Platypus wine tour.
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