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Where are the hidden shopping gems in Napa?

rworange | Jun 2, 200810:55 AM

Oh ... crap ... this latency problem in Chowhound is a pain. I thought a post got deleted, but it just took quite a while to post.

That being said, it was hijacking a post about another topic and it is probably better to post here.

There have been a lot of complaints about the new Oxbow Market and I was told that there was a lot better shopping in Napa.

I would seriously like to know where the secret hidden markets and farmstands are ... not just the city of Napa ... which I seriously doubt exist ... but the entire county of Napa.

For all the years I've read Chowhound, the advice I've read has been that Napa people go to Sonoma to shop ... especially Sonoma Market.

If Vallegras or Sunshine Market have something great, I've missed it.

I'm not talking about the out and out tourist traps like Dean and Deluca or the deservedly bankrupt Oakville market.

I love the ambiance of the strawberry stands ... but seriously ... they aren't all that ... or organic.

I went through my notes and every worhtwhile market, cheese shop, farmstand, was in Sonoma. I am seriously at a loss to think of somewhere wonderful anywhere in Napa.

So where do you folks shop?

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