A great way to participate in Napa’s local food movement is to find local and sustainable food for daily consumption in your home or school. Access to fresh food is important for combating food insecurity and creating a healthier, stronger, and more sustainable local food system.
Whether you are looking to sell your local products or searching for ingredients to try that new recipe at home, accessing markets, ranches, farms, and retailers can be a fun and educative way to find local, fresh food. Explore your food options and support Napa County local growers in the process!
Find Napa local food events by checking out the resources listed below.
Napa County farmers have the chance to share their fresh food products at a variety of farmers markets in the area. While most markets are seasonal, they are still a great way to find local food. These Napa food events not only offer various food options, but many often provide resources and education around the local food system.
American Canyon Farmers’ Market – Every Sunday May 7 – Oct 29, 9-1pm. American Canyon Farmer’s Market is one of many Napa local food events, opening its 2017 season every Sunday from 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM, May 7 through October 29. The market will be held in the parking lot of east of the Philip West Aquatics Center and supports local farmers, Napa agriculture, and healthy food access. Visit their website or Facebook to learn more.
Calistoga Farmers Market open year round on Saturdays, 9:00AM – 1:00PM! The Summer Season is May to October and Winter Season is November to April. Learn more.
Long Meadow Ranch Market is open Friday-Sundays in St. Helena at the Long Meadow winery and farm. Learn more.
Napa Farmers Market operates on Tuesdays and Saturdays, April 15 – Nov 21, and offers various forms of entertainment ranging from cooking demonstrations to live music. Click here for more information.
St. Helena Farmers Market takes place every Friday, May through October, and features events such as story time for kids. Learn more.
Napa food retailers offer the opportunity to buy local food and also purchase other needed groceries. These stores are often open daily with extended hours, making it more convenient to obtain these products.
Browns Valley Market serving Napa County since 2002, Browns Valley Meat is known throughout the Napa Valley for high-quality meats, poultry, fish, seafood and their selection of fresh and smoked sausages. They also offer custom processing of wild game and ranch animals and feature domestic natural pork and lamb that is locally grown, all natural from Dixon, California. Their poultry products are also all natural, free-range, locally grown and processed. The market is open 7am-8pm, 7 days a week at 3263 Browns Valley Road, Napa, CA 94558. For more information, visit: http://www.brownsvalleymeat.com
Cate & Co. Gluten Free Bake Shop & Eatery – Located in the Oxbow Public Market, this local gem features 100% gluten free, delicious, fresh baked pastries, breads, snacks, sandwiches and salads, in a quick-serve and fun environment. Offerings change daily, incorporating only lean and clean ingredients such as clarified butter and local farm fresh eggs. For more information visit https://www.cateandcobakeshop.com.
Edible Marin and Wine Country is an online publication exploring the farmers, food artisans, and culinary wonders within our communities that make eating local food an everyday pleasure. Eating locally helps sustain the small family farms that produce healthy foods and provide for a safer food supply. Offering a wealth of wine country food stories, Edible shares stories about farmers, chefs, and the local food industry and encourages us to consider the basic facts of where our food comes from. Gorgeous color photography featuring food and landscapes fills the pages, along with events and other tidbits of culinary interest. To find out more, click here.
Organic Seed Finder provides more than 2,700 variety listings for farmers, gardeners, certifiers, and others looking to source organic seed. The website allows organic seed vendors to post their available varieties in one central, on-line location, where growers can search for the varieties they need. The seed finder is also a resource for organic certifiers who need access to documentation of the types and varieties of organic seed available. People searching for organic seed can access the data free-of-charge. To find out more, click here.
Oxbow Produce and Public Market The 40,000 square foot marketplace features a diverse tenant mixture of local food vendors, artisan cafes and an organic produce outlet for local farms. Located at 610 and 644 First Street in Napa, the Market is open seven days a week, and only closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year’s Day. Most tenants of Oxbow Public Market are open until 9:00pm seven days a week with later hours on Friday evenings. For more information, please call the market office at 707-226-6529, or visit oxbowpublicmarket.com.
Vallergas Market For more than 65 years, Vallerga’s Market has served the community of Napa by providing locally sourced, organic produce, choice meats, fresh seafood, and a variety of gourmet products. Visit the market in the Redwood Plaza, just off Hwy 29 at 3385 Solano Ave, Napa, CA 94558. For more information visit http://www.vallergas.com/ or call (707) 253-2621
You can find local food at several Napa County supermarkets.
Napa Whole Foods is located right off Hwy 29 at the corner of Trancas and California Streets in the Bel Aire Plaza shopping center. Napa Whole Foods Market offers many local organic foods cultivated in the Napa Valley, supporting Napa farmers. The store is open from 8am to 9pm seven days a week. Learn more.
Napa Safeway is located on the corner of Jefferson and Trancas Streets and contributes to the Napa local food system by offering a section of locally sourced produce. the store is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Learn more.
Napa Raley’s is located in the South Market Place shopping center on Soscol Avenue. The supermarket works with local family farms within 50 miles and carries their produce in-store. Learn more. Look for these symbols indicating locally-sourced products:
Farms & Stands
Farms & Stands
Farms, stands, and local gardens offer the opportunity to purchase directly from Napa farmers. Consumers can connect with farmers and learn more about Napa agriculture and where their food comes from, creating awareness and positive practices around purchasing local food products.
Big Ranch Farms is located in Napa and open daily (except Monday) from 10am to 6pm. The farmstand added perennials this year to help attract hummingbirds and butterflies to customers’ backyards! Learn more.
Bruins Farms – In the 1960s, the Bruins brothers moved to California, where Paul and Bart earned degrees from UC Davis. Finding winters here particularly well-suited to growing tomatoes in greenhouses, they’ve been pursuing their passion for raising high-quality tomatoes and other produce ever since. Farming in greenhouses allows the Bruins to sell vine-ripened tomatoes beginning in mid-March, before field tomatoes are ready. You can purchase their delicious tomatoes and other produce at the Napa Farmer’s market. For more information, call 707-678-2004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Meet California’s Cheese Makers and take a farm tour to learn about the variety of cheeses made in California. You can view maps and lists of cheese makers throughout the state and find out whether they’re open to the public on a regular basis or by appointment. There’s also a list of cheese-making classes and interesting FAQs about cheese.
For more information, click here.
California Rare Fruit Growers – Redwood Empire Chapter is a group of local fruit enthusiasts in Sonoma and Napa County area. Growing and sharing rare and unusual varieties of fruit helps preserve genetic diversity and raise awareness of sustainable agricultural practices.
At their annual Scion and Plant Exchange, more than 500 varieties of common, rare and experimental scions (cuttings) and fruiting plants from all over Northern California are available, along with classes and demonstrations. To learn more about growing rare fruit or attending classes on rootstocks, pruning and grafting, for everyone from beginners to experts, click here.
Clif Family Farm is both CCOF certified organic and Food Alliance Certified, housing a variety of vegetables, fruits, and chickens. The farm focuses on producing artisan foods paired perfectly with wines from their sustainable vineyard. Learn more about their history here.
Comida is a membership based farm in Napa County. Enjoy fresh, biodynamically grown produce and flowers each week, while helping to diversify Napa’s land use and build a stronger community, thanks to your food dollars staying in town. Each week members pick up their produce, cut flowers and herbs at a central Napa meeting location. The pick-ups are set up like a farm stand, where you to choose what you like from the harvest. Comida hosts parties and gatherings on the farm twice a year and members are welcome to visit by arrangement. To learn more or sign up for weekly newsletters with delicious recipes and updates on the farm, click here.
Crystal Creek Farm and Haven (5140 Sharp Road, Calistoga) is a CSA (subscription) vegetable farm, on site Farmstand and haven for rescued farm animals. The farm is located in the hills above Calistoga and features all kinds of fresh veggies, like zucchini, sweet peppers, eggplant, and heirloom tomatoes. You can even visit the llama at the animal haven while you’re there! To check out their Facebook page and learn more about the farm, click here or call (707) 341-6050.
Farm Del Sol – American Canyon, For the past 7 years we were known as Groundsel’s Westgarden. This year we changed the name of our farm to more accurately reflect what we are about. After several years of farming, we have developed into growers of heirloom and specialty vegetables, particularly peppers. We are now – Farm Del Sol.
We use no herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides (never have) and our season runs from July through November. Website | Facebook
Forni Brown Gardens provides vegetables to some of the country’s finest restaurants. Not open to the public, except for their annual Spring Garden Sale for four weekends every April, you can phone (707) 942-6123 in advance for special orders throughout the year.
Full Table Farm is a small husband and wife run farm just south of Yountville where you’ll find delicious, fresh dairy, eggs, produce, olives, nuts and much more! Their motto is “Napa Sown. Napa Grown.” They live on the land they farm and do all they can to improve sustainability and follow nature’s lead. They’ve been saving seeds from all the fine produce they grow and their newest project is Napa Valley Seed. To find more information, click here.
Gauchito Hill Farm is a ten acre certified organic farm located in the beautiful Capay Valley, growing over 60 varieties of heirloom organic fruit and vegetables, which can be found at the Napa farmers’ market and Oxbow Market. Additionally, the farm provides a Community-Supported Agriculture (CSA) vegetable delivery. The farm is committed to utilizing sustainable, organic farming methods that work to improve the soil health and surrounding environment of the farm. They run tractors on waste veggie oil and biodiesel fuel, do not use GMO seed or plant material, and do not spray harmful pesticides or chemicals on their crops. Additionally, they advocate for re-building small-scale agriculture businesses in ways that are transparent and socially sustainable. Most importantly, they love growing good food and sharing the stories behind it. For more information, visit www.gauchitohillfarm.com.
Green String Farm in Petaluma produces fruits and vegetables and maintains a farm store year-round. While the farm is not certified organic, the owners hold themselves to sustainability standards that they believe exceed organic standards. To prove there’s no border between Nature and agricultural space, and demonstrate that everyone can cultivate land the Green String way, they offer free community farm tours every Saturday at 12 noon, weather permitting. To find out more, click here.
Harms Vineyards and Lavender Fields produce an abundance of lovely lavender that they turn into all sorts of wonderful products, from essential oils to bath salts and bouquets. Using biodynamic farming techniques that go a step beyond organic, they work in harmony with nature, to restore balance to the soils and the land. Visit their website at harmslavender.com/shop/ to pick up some lovely lavender stems that will impart the delicate taste of Provence to your meats.
Hoffman Farm is located on the west side of the Silverado Trail, just north of Trancas Street. With twenty-three acres of prunes, pears, persimmons and walnuts that you can pick for yourself or let them do the work for you. They’re open daily, August through November.
HOMEGROWN.org is a community for celebrating the culture of agriculture and sharing skills like growing, cooking and canning. Whether you’re interested in cheese-making, fermenting food, raising chickens or trying some new recipes, this online community offers great resources for perfecting your own homegrown plan for sustainability and healthy living. To visit their website and search for local food resources by state, click here.
Hurley Farms is a five-acre, family owned farm, vineyard and fruit tree orchard. They offer a great variety of jams and jellies made primarily with fruits from their farm and other locally sources ingredient. Visit their website for more information.
Katz Farm Organic olive oils, artisanal vinegars, seasonal fruit preserves and honey are just some of the delicious products offered at the Katz Farm. Along with their unique selection of charming and scrumptious kitchen supplies, you can also check out recipes or sign up for the E-Newsletter. For more information, click here.
Levine Family Farm is located in Dry Creek and boasts nine acres of fruit and vegetable gardens, Muscovy Ducks, Guinea Fowl, rabbits, and an array of native plants and seeds. These products can be purchased through Farm to Fork sales. Visit their website to learn more.
Long Meadow Ranch is home to apple orchards, vineyards, and a rich history dating back to the Civil War. Today, the Hall family along with local artisans collaborate to create organic food and wine through a sustainable and integrated farming system. Visit their website to learn more about the farm and where to access their local goods.
Major Family Farm – 1659 Estee Avenue, Napa, CA – Specializes in NON-GMO, un-fertilized fruits and vegetables the way mother nature intended, Open daily, Major Family Farms also offers weekly pick up produce boxes, filled with delicious fresh picked fruits and veggies. You get an average of 20lbs of produce, along with a weekly recipe, and you can customize your produce box to suit your taste! For more information, check out their Facebook page here.
Marshall’s Honey Farm in American Canyon offers delicious natural and organic gourmet honey from over 650 beehives at 100 locations throughout the Bay Area and includes varieties like: wildflower, eucalyptus, lavender, berry, and orange blossom, depending on the season. From Napa, go south on Highway 29 toward Vallejo, turn right on Napa Junction, take the first right onto Lombard Road and claim your sweet reward from the honey-colored buildings and the little red barn. To learn more, visit their website.
Morningsun Herb Farm – Offering a huge variety of fresh, sustainably grown herbs and vegetables as well as internships, workshops, and other great opportunities to learn about the tasty greens and flowers that add so much flavor to food, Morningsun Herb Farm is certainly worth checking out! Learn more on their website and look for their products at the Napa Farmers Market.
Muelrath Ranch owned and operated by the Muelrath family, provides affordable, local, 100% grass fed beef to the community. The ranch is committed to providing its steers with a high quality of life, allowing them to live in an open range and using low stress animal handling practices. For more information, contact Kristina Muelrath at (707) 815-8051.
Napa Kitchen Gardens is an LGBT-owned specialty organic farm and executive retreat. The ultimate escape for foodies, their culinary events will feed your body and nourish your soul. Participants pick ingredients with a master gardener, and work with top-rated chefs to create amazing tastes straight from the garden. NKG offers culinary events for food lovers, corporate clients, and families with all levels of experience in the kitchen. Their exclusive events typically run from 10am to 7pm, and space is limited to 12 guests. The day includes lunch, dinner, produce pairing, wine tasting, a garden tour and tasting, and more. To find out more, click here.
Napa Valley Botanicals is a small botanical farm and nursery, providing medicinal and culinary herb starts, fresh and dried herbs, and hand crafted botanicals, using only herbs grown on site. To visit their Facebook page, click here.
Omi’s Farm, on the Silverado Trail, just 3 ½ miles north of Trancas Street, open year-round, by appointment only. A sustainable family farm offering seasonal produce, eggs, walnuts, berries, sheep and Australian cattle dogs. Follow them on facebook to get the latest updates or give them a call at (707) 224 -0954 to make an appointment today.
The Sonoma County Herb Association /Sonoma County Herb Exchange is located at 1720 Cooper Road in Sebastopol. Describing themselves as an eclectic group of herbalists (herb growers, medicine makers, educators, practitioners, gardeners and students), their members include herbalists from Sonoma County, as well as throughout Northern California and beyond. The Herb Association sponsors herbal events and fundraisers focused on community building and herbal and sustainability education, while the Herb Exchange provides the highest quality locally and ecologically grown herbs. To learn more, click here.
Stewart’s Ranch at 2195 Golden Gate, Napa, is open daily May through November and sells beef on the site and at nearby retails. The Stewart Ranch believes in raising happy, healthy cattle that are able to roam freely in their natural environment from the time of their birth until market. Their Belted Galloway cattle are guaranteed 100% sustainably raised in the Napa Valley. To learn more visit oreocows.net.
Solano Grown is a partnership of Solano County farmers and ranchers dedicated to sustainable production of food, fiber and artisan goods. Check out their online marketplace of locally grown and produced agricultural products.
Sonoma County Farm Trailoffers lots of useful local farm information. Search by farm, product or certification at www.farmtrails.org/find-sonoma-grown.
Suisun Valley Farm Stands offer half a dozen differnt farms stand for exploring fresh, locally grown produce. Soem are even open all year long! Learn more.
Taramasso Ranch (4104 Old Sonoma Road), is a free-roaming hen farm with over 1000 laying hens. Since 2011, the farm has sold farm fresh eggs at many Napa local farmers markets. For more information on Taramasso Ranch eggs or where to purchase them, check out the website.
Find a Farm or Ranch in the University of California’s Agricultural Tourism Directory. You can search by county or type of activity and find everything from a Barn Dance to a Fall Feast among the offerings of fruits, nuts, honey, flowers and other agricultural products available from local producers. To plan your next trip as an agricultural tourist or get information on how to have your family farm included as a destination, click here.
Wild Boar Farms is dedicated to changing the world, one Heirloom tomato at a time! Located just over the county line in Suisun Valley, they have loads of fun events and happenings to choose from and recently partnered with the White Barn in St. Helena to expand their tomato empire, which currently boasts more than 8,000 Certified Organic Tomato Plants! Visit their website, www.wildboarfarms.com for directions or to get some seed saving tips.
Yolo County Farm Tours hosts visits to farms, ranches and pumpkin patches in Yolo County. With over two dozen farm stands to choose from, you’re sure to bring home the bounty. Learn more.