Napa Valley Oxbow Public Market

Napa seems far away from Oakland.  Napa Valley is not really part of the Bay Area, but Napa is closer to Oakland than other Bay Area cities. If traffic is light, I can make it to Napa in about an hour. On Friday, I went to Napa to spend the night with my wife. We worked during the day and visited downtown Napa on Friday and Saturday.

Napa, California has a Farmers’ Market in the Oxbow Public Market parking lot every Saturday morning.

I have been experimenting with my new cell phone camera. At the Oxbow Public Market in downtown Napa, I photographed an interesting French antique at Heritage Culinary Artifacts. I returned the next day with my real camera, but the piece was being packed for a new buyer. The blackberry photo was also taken with my Android cell phone.

The Oxbow Public Market hosts a Saturday Farmers’ Market. My wife and I found some of the most colorful food, flowers and farmers. On Friday, we ate an amazing lunch at one of the restaurants. I found a great tea shop and bought gifts for our children.

I miss Napa. I wish it were not so far away.


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10 Responses to “Napa Valley Oxbow Public Market”

  1. Made me want to go there…..the pictures made me smile and showed the flavor of the market. Excellent job!

    • bryan farley says:


      There were some amazing colors. I saw purple okra and black raspberries. The tomatoes were many colors, which is not unusual at our local markets, but the flowers and the other foods were so vibrant.

  2. Bryan Farley says:

    thanks Susan and Karen StMarie I go to our local farmers market nearly every week, but rarely as a tourist. Everything looked different!

  3. Bryan, thanks for sharing. I always enjoy your photos. Keep shooting

  4. Amazing! But then again you’re a great photographer!!

  5. Bryan Farley says:

    Tiffany Manning you are sweet. thanks!

  6. Jessica says:

    Really beautiful work, Bryan! Thanks for including me and my booth. It was great to meet you at the market – keep up the great work!

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