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Healthful Food for Everyone By Holly Krassner Dawson

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Healthful Food for Everyone By Holly Krassner Dawson I love taking my daughter, Talia, to the farmers’ market, not only to shop and socialize, but also to show her the important role a market can play in its community. We have a beautiful garden at home and regularly shop at the Napa Farmers’ Market—fresh fruits
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More than 7,500 varieties of tomatoes By Mike Cromwell

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More than 7,500 varieties of tomatoes By Mike Cromwell There are more than 7,500 varieties of tomatoes. They aren’t all offered at the Napa Farmers Market, but, in the middle of summer, it sure seems like they are. Lemon Boy, Early Girl, Shady Lady, Cherokee Purple, Mister Stripey — if you can’t find the variety
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Rethink Your Drink at the Napa Farmers Market By Connie Evans

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Rethink Your Drink at the Napa Farmers Market By Connie Evans Are you a daily soda drinker? Do your kids consume too many sweet beverages? Come to the Napa Farmers Market on Tuesday and learn to “Rethink Your Drink.” This national campaign, spearheaded locally by Napa’s Children and Weight Coalition, aims to steer you toward
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Farmers Market looking for ‘forever home’ By David Layland

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Farmers Market looking for ‘forever home’ By David Layland We’re almost halfway through the 2015 market season, so now is a good time to look back at what’s happened so far and what’s coming up. The market has given itself a much-needed visual overhaul. We now have a new eye-catching logo that replaces the original
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Fourth of July By Janet Fletcher

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Fourth of July By Janet Fletcher If you are planning to fire up the grill this Fourth of July weekend and cook some burgers, hot dogs or steaks—well, so is everyone else. Why not consider some new additions to the menu this year? At the Napa Farmers’ Market, you will find dozens of fruits, vegetables
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Healthy reasons to visit the farmers market By Karen Schuppert

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Healthy reasons to visit the farmers market By Karen Schuppert A visit to the farmers market is healthful for so many reasons. Of course we know produce is more nutritious when it’s fresh, but did you know that kale has more calcium by volume than milk? Or that purchasing handmade food builds a healthy local
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Nonprofits at the Farmers Market By David Layland

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Nonprofits at the Farmers Market By David Layland In addition to hosting farmers, food producers and artisans, Napa Farmers Market also invites Napa nonprofits to participate. The market is a community meeting place that gives nonprofits a chance to talk to a significant number of Napa residents. Every week, the market hosts several local nonprofits
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The Royal Blenheims By Janet Fletcher

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The Royal Blenheims By Janet Fletcher Of all the fruits that I look forward to buying at the Napa Farmers’ Market, the Blenheim apricots may be my favorite. Unless it’s the French prune plums. No, it’s the Blenheims. Honestly, it’s hard to choose, but both of these delectable summer treats are specialties of Bera Ranch,
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Chef-spotting at the Farmers Market By Janet Fletcher

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Chef-spotting at the Farmers Market By Janet Fletcher You may not recognize them in their street clothes, but many local chefs patronize the Napa Farmers’ Market. They appreciate the just-picked freshness of the produce, and some of these chefs make prior arrangements with farmers to buy their heirloom tomatoes, white corn or Blenheim apricots by
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Saturdays at the Market By Holly Krassner Dawson

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Saturdays at the Market By Holly Krassner Dawson My family’s Saturday ritual has officially shifted to summer mode now that the Napa Farmers’ Market is open. My three-year-old daughter, Talia, and I love to go to the market on Saturday mornings. The rest of our day gets planned around our market visit, which determines our
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Tips for Shopping at the Farmers’ Market

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Janet Fletcher is a Napa Farmers’ Market board member and the author of several cookbooks. The Napa Farmers Market takes place on Tuesdays and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., May through October, in the Oxbow Public Market south parking lot. The Farmers Market accepts WIC, CalFresh food stamps through EBT (electronic benefits transfer), and the Senior Nutrition Program (available through WIC.) CalFresh users can receive double the value of their stamps at the market’s information booth. For more information and upcoming events, visit NapaFarmersMarket.org or visit the market on Facebook.
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