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 Napa Local Food Website

The Agricultural Commissioner's Office and the Local Food Advisory Council are pleased to announce the release of our new website,, to help nurture a more sustainable food system in Napa County. Visit to help you source locally grown and produced food; discover local farmers and purveyors; find upcoming news and events; or to connect with organizations offering education, information or volunteer opportunities.   




Food Day is coming – Saturday, October 24, 2015 Food Day 2015

Napa County will celebrate Food Day—the nationwide celebration that inspires Americans to change their diets and our food policies—on Saturday, October 24, 2015. The fifth annual Food Day, which will focus on greener diets as a way to address health and environmental issues, will kick off at the Napa Farmers’ Market (8 am-12:30 pm) with a health and wellness fair showcasing the importance of fresh, local and sustainable eating; local resources related to health and wellness; and information on sustainable farming.

The festivities will culminate in the evening at Napa Valley College from 4-7 pm. The event will begin with local food vendors who source regionally, sharing information about what they do to support healthy eating and our food system, and providing samples for guests to enjoy.

At 5 pm, attendees will gather in the Little Theater for a special presentation by Darrin Nordahl, the author of Eating Appalachia and Public Produce. He has written for CNN, the Huffington Post, and, and worked for municipal government for many years, planting public spaces with fruits and vegetables, and championing an ethic of fresh produce by the people, for the people. Darrin is a native of California, lived in the Heartland for six long winters, and has traveled throughout the U.S. and Canada, speaking to audiences on the joys (and benefits) of eating local food.

At 6 pm, a screening of the film, Ingredients, will be shown. At the focal point of the local food movement, and of this documentary, are the farmers and chefs who are creating a truly sustainable food system. Narrated by Bebe Neuwirth, Ingredients is a journey that reveals the people behind the movement to bring good food back to the table and health back to our communities.

Food Day 2015 will focus on greener diets as a way to address health and environmental issues. The typical American diet is contributing to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and other health problems. Eating Real can save your own health and our planet and put our food system on a more humane, sustainable path.

Food Day events are open to the public and free to attend.

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Farmers MarketVisit the  Local Food Advisory Council page for the information about the Council, upcoming events, meeting agendas and minutes.

Local Food Policies Frequently Asked Questions- The Food Policy ad hoc subcommittee has prepared and presented this document as a work in progress and should not be considered a final draft.

Culinary Garden Approved Source Application online:  Provided by County of Napa Environmental Health to those interested in becoming an "Approved Source." Culinary Garden List of Approved Sources.

Revised beekeeping  ordinance and  resolution , adopted by the Board of Supervisors and effective February 7, 2013.

Community Garden Start-up Guide for Napa Valley (a Leadership Napa Valley Practicum Group document)

Visit Napa Local Food Forum on Facebook