Visiting a farmers market is a decidedly different shopping experience. Groceries stores, of course, are convenient and a necessary place to shop for many things. But, a trip to the Napa Farmers Market is the perfect destination to find an array of fresh vegetables in vibrant colors, delicious specialty foods, and handmade products. Plus, there is the opportunity to support the local community and get to know the farmers and artisans who invest countless hours into growing, harvesting or creating their products.
If you’re looking for fun ways to explore Napa during your visit, the Napa Farmers Market is one of many excursions you don’t want to miss. Book your Napa Valley getaway today and let the excitement builds as you plan out each day of your trip with incredible excursions. There are so many things to do in Napa!
Please visit the Napa Farmers Market website for the latest information on location, hours, safety protocol, and a list of incredible participating vendors!
The Napa Farmers Market is in a new location on West Street in Downtown Napa. It is open Tuesdays and Saturdays year-round from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., rain or shine. Senior citizens can shop from 8 a.m. until 9 a.m. on those days. More than 50 vendors set up shop on a regular basis. The market is a very short drive from Churchill Manor, making it a wonderful place to stop, after a good night’s rest at our luxury accommodations and a delicious breakfast, before exploring the local wineries.
Just as you would find at the farmers market in your home town, the Napa Farmers Market offers certified organic and non-organic produce, farm fresh dairy products, ornamental flowers, craft beer and hand-crafted items such as jewelry. Fresh baked goods are also a staple well as other specialty items (chocolate, anyone?).
There is something different about farm-fresh produce displayed in baskets or crates. You can sometimes still smell the dirt on the produce, which is a great thing because you know it was recently harvested. Vendors from local farms do vary from time to time, but you will often see the familiar faces standing proudly behind their offerings, which include asparagus, heirloom tomatoes, onions, green beans, garlic, figs, potatoes, berries, eggs, cheese, almonds, walnuts, herbs and much, much more.
From handmade chocolates to smoked olives, the range of specialty food vendors at the twice-weekly market does not disappoint. Pure honey, balsamic vinegar, pasta, coffee, and baked goods are among the products you can buy. If you find yourself getting hungry while you’re browsing the vendor stalls, ready-made and fresh-to-order food vendors are also on-site to satisfy your cravings.
Napa Valley is an incredible place of creativity. In addition to the hundreds of wineries that produce downright inspired wines, this region is home to a bevy of artists who bring their creative visions to life and share them with those of us who appreciate handmade clothing, jewelry, accessories, home décor and more. Each piece is a masterpiece and a unique reminder of your trip to Napa. Artisan vendors include those selling jewelry, animal-themed tote bags, handmade wine stoppers and jewelry, pottery, paintings, and more.
Tip: Be sure to bring a bag to carry the items you purchase. The city of Napa passed an ordinance in 2015 that restricts single-use bags (with the exception of produce bags). Reusable bags are also available for purchase at the info booth.
Let Churchill Manor serve as your home base during your stay in Napa. Our gourmet breakfasts feature farm-fresh ingredients and our luxurious rooms are the perfect antidotes for your busy life. Explore all of the incredible things to do in the Napa Valley, including the Napa Farmers Market, in our free Vacation Guide and start planning your trip today!