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Napa Local Food

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

Click below to listen to past Local Food Advisory Council Special Meetings: 

May 28, 2014
March 19, 2014 
November 21, 2013
September 25,2013 
July 24, 2013   

Upcoming Events:  

Local Food Advisory Council Meetings

Wednesday, November 19, 2014, location and time TBD 

 

Celebrate Napa Food Day!

Locally, the priority areas of Food Day 2014 in Napa County are food education and food access, with a special emphasis on urban farming. Throughout the week’s activities, community residents will be provided with tools and resources they can use to start community gardens, school gardens and develop their own urban farms. The following events are planned for the Napa County Food Day celebrations:


There will be numerous screenings of the film Growing Cities throughout the County. Growing Cities examines the power of urban farming to revitalize and transform our food system. October 17th Growing Cities will be shown at Calistoga Elementary at 6:30pm. October 20th the film will be shown at Napa Valley College at 4pm. On October 24th at 6:00pm the film will be shown at the Copia in downtown Napa and followed by an interactive paneled discussion. The movie will have Spanish subtitles at the Calistoga and Copia showings.

The Food Day organizing committee will be hosting a booth at Oxbow Public Market’s Local’s Night on October 21st from 6:00-8:00pm. Information on Food Day, food education, and local, sustainable living will be made available.

On October 23rd Connolly Ranch will be hosting a FREE Walk-In-Wednesday event at the Ranch from 2:00pm-4:00pm.

St. Helena’s Farmers Market has invited Karen Schuppert of Cook4Seasons to conduct a cooking demonstration and lecture at 10:30 a.m. on October 24th.
There will be a garden workshop and nutrition class with the McPherson Neighborhood Initiative Community Garden on October 23rd. This class is open to members of the McPherson Neighborhood Initiative community members.

Throughout the month of October, elementary schools from across Napa County are participating in a competition to win nutrition and garden education materials. Additionally third graders at West Park Elementary will be conducting a school wide “Taste the Alphabet” during recess on October 24th.

On Saturday, October 25th at the Napa Farmer’s Market, partnering organizations will join forces for a health and wellness fair. This will showcase the importance of fresh local eating, and information on sustainable farming in Napa County. Participants will then be invited to participate in a community bike ride led by Napa Bike Coalition to Connolly Ranch’s Harvest Festival (1:00pm-4:00pm). The Harvest Festival will have interactive, family friendly activities including an apple press, scavenger hunt, and crop swap.

Together we can create an initiative to transform the food and health for all of Napa County. Join us to celebrate “eating real” throughout the week of October 17-25th!

For more information contact: Danielle Niculescu, danielle.niculescu@gmail.com (707) 980-9303.

 

Farmers MarketCOMMUNITY RESOURCES:

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"

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

 

Did you miss the Food Policy ad hoc subcommittee round table discussion on what it means to be an "Approved Source"?  View the questions and comments captured at the meeting, and PowerPoint presentation online!  

 

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

   Napa Local Food Forum on Facebook  

 

Notes and Summaries from past Napa Local Food Events:

 Napa Local Food Forum, Napa Expo, April 2010                    Setting the Table: Increasing Crop Diversity Trefethen Family Vineyards, August 2010