Optimism and the future of food sustainability in the Kootenays.

Last week I had the pleasure of attending the Basin Food Summit in Rossland, BC. Being my first year as Markets Coordinator for the EcoSociety, it was eye opening to see more than 200 food buyers, food producers and food professionals all under one roof sharing their ideas with one another.  First off, I was treated to nothing but amazing food over the weekend as everyone gathered for meals…

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Nelson’s MarketFest this Friday!

Come one, come all! Downtown Nelson will be bustling with artisans, community and great food this Friday August 23rd from 6-10 pm at MarketFest, and we want you to join us!  This year we are trying to create an even better, healthier and safer community by improving our waste management and promoting the transition to 100% renewable energy in the Kootenays.   Can you join in on the fun and come…

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MarketFest is back this Friday!

MarketFest is back! West Kootenay EcoSociety is proud to host Nelson’s first night market of the summer this Friday, July 26! From 6 till 10 pm, downtown Baker Street will be transformed into a lively night market, featuring: 100+ vendors, two stages of music, performances, kid’s entertainment and more. MarketFest is an inclusive event fit for all ages! As a courtesy to your cuddly animal…

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Nelson’s Downtown Farmers’ Market opens June 12!

Nelson’s famous Downtown Farmers’ Market opens for the season tomorrow. The West Kootenay EcoSociety presents the weekly downtown market every Wednesday at the Hall Street Plaza and the 600 block of Baker Street. EcoSociety’s markets strive to connect local farmers and their fresh local produce to visitors and Nelson residents. “The Downtown market is busy. It hosts over 60 vendors, including…

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Cottonwood Farmers’ Market season begins Saturday, May 18!

Nelson, BC--It’s the day we’ve all been waiting for: the Cottonwood Farmers’ Market is back! We're proud to present the first farmers’ market of the season at Cottonwood Falls Park this Saturday, May 18, and the vendors are so eager to be there, they’ve been knocking at our door to find out when they can set up. “We’re as enthusiastic as everyone to see the market this weekend at Cottonwood…

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Nelson GardenFest May 11th, 2019

It’s gardening, it’s festive, it’s GardenFest! Spring is in the air, and that means it’s GardenFest time! The 18th annual Nelson GardenFest kicks off Nelson’s market season on Saturday, May 11. Just in time for Mother’s Day, GardenFest features more than 50 vendors and community groups to put you in the spirit of spring planting. With perennials, annuals, vegetable starts, trees and flowers,…

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