Connecting local farmers, artisans, and producers within 150 km of Nelson to local residents, our Nelson farmers’ markets are building greater food resiliency in the West Kootenays while lowering carbon pollution from food transportation and boosting the local economy.

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Currently we have postponed the 2020 Nelson Farmers’ Market season until June 1 and have postponed GardenFest and MarketFests until 2021 due to COVID-19.

Please check back here for updates or email Markets Coordinator Craig Mullin at: markets@ecosociety.ca for inquiries.

Thank you and be well!

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The update for now is that we are postponing GardenFest in May to 2021, and both our MarketFest events previously scheduled for July and August until summer 2021.

All other farmers’ markets are postponed until June 1st at the earliest, and we are currently figuring out what the farmers’ markets can look like this year to ensure the health and safety of vendors and farmers’ market visitors. The good news is that the province has declared farmers’ markets as an essential service. We’ll be monitoring that as well to see how it affects what we can do this year.

We’ve made this difficult decision based on correspondence with the BC Farmers Markets Association who are working closely with the BC Center for Disease Control. Provincial health has said Markets may sell only food which includes fresh, frozen and prepared foods, food carts, and liquor. Along with this will come a list of social distancing protocols and sanitary practices.

We are not accepting any vendor applications at this time. We will continue to keep you updated as the situation progresses.

Please email Markets Coordinator Craig Mullin for inquiries: markets@ecosociety.ca

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