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Programs designed to help you and your family EAT RIGHT

Please note that some programs may have income or other eligibility requirements.

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CalFresh (formerly Food Stamps) 

CalFreshCalFresh is California's version of the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) that provides assistance for households to buy nutritious food. The program uses Electronic Benefit Transer (EBT) to allow recipients to buy food at retail stores and farmers' markets using a plastic debit card.     Apply for benefits online

Napa Local Food Advisory Council

Goal is to shape policy on producing, accessing and distributing more local food, with emphasis on health through nutrition. Contact the Advisory Council or call the Ag Commissioner's Office at (707) 253-4357.

Annual Food Day

Napa Farmers' Market  Farmers Market

Open every Tuesday & Saturday, 7:30 a.m. to noon, May through October

500 First Street in Napa, next to Oxbow Public Market

Opens May 4, 2013

A California Certified Farmers Market, we’re dedicated to the sustainability of our local environment and our local economy.

A place to support our local farmers and to find, connect and learn about the best, field-fresh and sustainably grown produce, food and artisan goods available - direct from the source.

EBT/CalFresh gladly accepted.

(Lunch on the grassWIC (Women, Infants, Children)

A federally funded nutrition program that provides nutrition education and breastfeeding support in support of ongoing health. Available free of charge to pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women and children under the age of 5, who are at or below 185% of the federal poverty level. 

Services include:

Education sessions to provide tools and strategies for healthy eating and active living

Infant feeding classes and counseling

Breastfeeding support (classes, breast pump loan program)

Monthly vouchers for specific nutritious food

Referrals to other providers and services

Farmers' Market Nutrition program (summer months): Vouchers to purchase fresh fruit and vegetables at certified Farmers' Markets

Napa County Agricultural Commissioner's OfficeCaymus Organics

Programs to protect and promote local agriculture

  • Farmers' Market program
  • Organics program
  • Database of approved food sources for consumers, restaurants, institutions and retail outlets
  • Pest detections and prevention, keeping our local foods healthy
  • Nursery inspections

Queen of the Valley Medical Center Community Outreach

Contact Community Outreach

Offers Napa Valley Parent University:

  • A Health Balance Nutrition: A class to help you learn about nutrition, including food portions, habits, exercise, sugars and fats, and how all of these impact your health.
  • Health Cooking: A fun and interactive class; learn to make simple, healthy and delicious meals for the whole family.
  • Cooking Matters: Volunteer nutrition and cooking experts teach you how to choose and prepare healthy, low-cost ingredients
  • Healthy for Life: This school-based program emphasizes lifelong love of movement and healthy eating habits among children and adolescents.
  • Contact Parent University or call (707) 251-2036

4-H (UC Cooperative Extension, Napa County)

Favorite Foods Day!

Jan. 26, 2013

Participating 4-H members prepare their favorite food, and at Favorite Foods Day, they set up a table display and share their favorites, along with the recipes.

Find out more about Favorite Foods Day

Summer 4-H Camp

Friends JumpingTwo weeks in June 

Among other things, emphasizes healthy eating and exercise.

Find out more http://www.lasposadas4hcamp.com/napa.html

UC Master Gardeners

 Gardening workshops and educational seminars, help desk, gardening resources

Topics range from fruit trees to vegetables, pruning and propagation, watering, compost and soil amendments, pests and diseases and more.