City of Nelson takes Farmers’ Market out of EcoSociety’s hands

West Kootenay EcoSociety asked the City of Nelson for support to run the twice weekly farmers’ markets this year and has now been told that the City has unilaterally decided to run the markets on their own. For 17 years, West Kootenay EcoSociety has built up our weekly farmers’ markets in Nelson at Cottonwood Falls Park, expanding the weekly markets to the Downtown Wednesday market, starting…

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Crooked Horn Farm shares its love of food

Nelson’s farmers’ markets start June 6 at Cottonwood Park, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers. These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. The markets won’t be a place to linger…

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Ravine Creek farm are stewards of the land

Nelson’s farmers’ markets will be starting in June, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers. These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. Unfortunately, the markets won’t be a place to…

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Building resilience at Clutch Farm Salmo

Good morning, West Kootenays! I’m not sure what time you’re reading this, but at the time of writing, it’s morning. We’re six weeks into social isolation (or thereabouts), and I’m sitting at my kitchen table eating delicious eggs with the brightest yellow yolks from our two chickens on homemade bread, with homemade muffins in a container to my left, soil tests on the windowsill in front of me,…

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Bent Plow Farm facing the challenges of this year head on

Nelson’s farmers’ markets will be starting in June, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers. These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. Unfortunately, the markets won’t be a place to…

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Mother’s Day Local Gift Box

  At the EcoSociety, we wanted to find a way to help local businesses as well as support the power house mothers out there who need to be celebrated. We came up with the perfect locals gift package that will bring a smile to anyone's face. The package includes: No6 Coffee 1lb bag Virtue Tea box Viva Cacao chocolate bars Kootenay Kettle Corn pop corn bag Oso Negro Coffee 1lb bag Order your…

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