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Napa Farmers Market Secures A New Home at Napa Valley Exposition
The market aims to relocate in early 2020
Napa, CA (December 10, 2019) — Napa Farmers Market will soon return to downtown Napa. In a unanimous vote today, the Napa Valley Exposition Board of Directors approved a contract to host the market weekly starting Saturday, February 8, 2020.
“Napa Farmers Market and Napa Valley Exposition are natural partners,” says Napa Valley Exposition Board President John F. Dunbar. “Like the market, the Napa Valley Exposition is a vital part of our diverse community, showcasing our agricultural heritage and providing a high-quality venue for recreational and educational opportunities for residents and visitors of all ages. We are delighted to provide them with a long-term venue.”
“Due to great community support over the years, Napa Farmers Market has continued to expand into the valley’s biggest and best farmers market. Thanks to Napa Valley Expo, we will be able to continue providing unrivalled access to locally grown and produced food to the residents and chefs of Napa and beyond,” says Napa Valley Farmers Market Board President David Layland. “The Expo is centrally located, has plenty of parking, and will easily accommodate our rotating roster of more than 160 local farmers and incubator businesses. We are grateful to the Napa Valley Exposition board for its support.”
The market will be located in the former Grandstand area adjacent to Zinfandel Hall. Access to the grounds and parking for market shoppers will be available from the Expo gate at 601 Silverado Trail, also used to access the Expo’s RV Park.
As part of the agreement, Napa Farmers Market will relocate from the Expo grounds in May due to the Expo’s contractual obligations for the annual BottleRock Napa Valley music festival. “We are still working with the City of Napa Parks & Recreation Department to find a temporary location for our market in May to avoid conflicting with BottleRock, but we are confident we will have a solution by early next year,” Layland added.
Currently located in the South Napa Century Center, 195 Gasser Drive, the Napa Farmers Market takes place Tuesdays, April through September, and Saturdays year-round from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
The Napa Valley Expo is a 33-acre property that’s part of the 25th District Agricultural Association of the State of California, located at 575 Third Street in Napa.
About Napa Farmers Market
Founded in 1986, Napa Farmers Market is a non-profit 501c3 organization offering the largest selection of fresh, nutritious, locally grown, and produced food sold directly by small farmers located within an 80-mile radius of Napa. Vendors offer an array of seasonal produce and flowers; fresh seafood, eggs and meat; ready-to-eat fare; plus, other hand- crafted wares. Educational kids’ activities, chef demos, and non-profit organizations add to the enriching, multicultural shopping experience. Napa Farmers Market is also the only Napa location that doubles the value of CalFresh benefits for all eligible food products through its Market Match program. For more information, to sign up for our newsletter, or donate, visit napafarmersmarket.org or follow us on Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter.
About the Napa Valley Expo
The Napa Valley Expo is a unique facility in the heart of one of America’s great visitor destinations. Nestled in the heart of downtown Napa, the Napa Valley Expo is home to the annual Napa Town & Country Fair and BottleRock Napa Valley. Additionally, the Expo acts as the community center and gathering place in the Valley, hosting a variety of trade shows, dinners, dances, fundraisers, concerts, weddings and receptions, just to name a few.
With more than a quarter of a million annual visitors, the Expo features more than 31,000 square feet of prime showroom space, located in three buildings, many equipped with commercial kitchens, plus plenty of outdoor exhibit space all in the heart of Wine Country! The Napa Valley Exposition is the perfect environment for your next event! For more information visit www.napavalleyexpo.com