Farmers' Markets & Direct Marketing

Farmers' Market

The Napa County Agricultural Commissioner verifies and registers producers of agricultural products who sell directly to the consumer either at the site of production or at a farmers' market. Anyone who wishes to sell at a farmers' market must obtain a Certified Producers Certificate from the Agricultural Commissioner in the county where the produce was grown.

The purpose of direct marketing is to allow producers of agricultural commodities to sell directly to the public, without having to go through a produce broker. Since 1985, there has been phenomenal growth in the number of farmer's markets in California as the public has enthusiastically supported the opportunity to buy directly from the farmer.

Calistoga Farmers' Market

  • Saturdays - Year Round
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Sharpsteen Museum Plaza
    1399 Washington Street
    Calistoga, CA

Farmers' Market at Long Meadow Ranch

  • Fridays - Sundays
    9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • 738 Main Street
    St. Helena, CA

Napa Downtown Napa Farmers' Markets

  • Tuesdays and Saturdays - April through November
    8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.
  • South Napa Century Center
    195 Gasser Drive
    Napa, CA

St. Helena Farmers' Market

  • Fridays - May through October
    7:30 a.m. to Noon
  • Crane Park
    360 Crane Avenue
    St. Helena, CA
Farmers Market

Selling at a Farmers' Market

If you wish to sell fruits, nuts, vegetables, eggs, honey or flowers that you produce at a certified farmers' market, you must complete an online application form for a Certified Producer's Certificate (CPC) on the California Department of Food and Agriculture's website.

New Certified Producer's Certificates (CPCs)

If you are new to producing fruits, nuts, vegetables, eggs, honey or flowers in Napa County and have never been issued a Certified Producer's Certificate in Napa County, click here to begin your new application for a Certified Producer's Certificate. Please use these helpful step-by-step instructions (PDF) for filling out the CPC application.

Existing Certifed Producer's Certificates (CPCs)

Use the California Department of Food and Agriculture form if you need to update or make any changes to your existing CPC. Please use these helpful step-by-step instructions (PDF) for filling out the CPC application.

Egg Handler Registration

Fresh Eggs

If you wish to sell eggs please visit the CDFA egg safety and quality management program website. Here you will find the Egg Handler Registration Application (PDF), the California Shell Egg Regulation Guide (PDF), and the Shell Egg Handler Information packet (PDF)

Culinary Garden Approved Source

If you have a culinary garden and wish to sell directly to restaurants or members of the public you must be an "Approved Source". The concept is simple: Food that will be used to serve the public must be protected from contamination at all staged of the process, and the approval process allows officials to "trace back" a food product to its source if a health-related problem occurs. A grower or gardener who wants to be an approved source must complete the application with Environmental Management. Find more information about becoming an approved source criteria and application.

Farm