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Cottonwood Market Survey

The City of Nelson is soliciting input on the Railtown plan and the Cottonwood Marketplace concept design. Take a minute to help shape the future of Nelson. Cottonwood Market is a critical piece of our local food system, and part of our region's toolkit for getting to 100% renewable. The more we depend on food shipped from…

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Zero-waste Still a Challenge for Markets

With market season waning, the West Kootenay EcoSociety is taking stock of a new policy to drastically reduce Market waste by requiring vendors to use compostable or washable dishware. “Nelson has a great waste reduction culture, but if there was not someone staffing our waste stations at the Markets, every bag would still end up being contaminated and have to go to the landfill,” says…

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MarketFest-July 24

The 2015 MarketFest celebrations will be returning for three nights this coming summer!  Downtown Baker Street will, once again, be transformed into a lively night market featuring 100 vendors, live music, dance performances, kids entertainment and more.  MarketFest is fun for the whole family, and is not to be missed.  The fun at MarketFest runs from 6 pm to 10:30 pm.  A $5…

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Nelson Downtown Market Returns June 10

The popular summer market on Baker Street returns on Wed, June 10 from 9:30 to 3:00. Featuring locally grown produce, local crafts, and ready to eat food, the market runs every Wednesday through September. New this year, local breweries, wineries, and distilleries will be on hand on an occasional basis. We'll also have a dedicated seating area for the market. See you on Baker Street!

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Fall Fair Returns to Nelson

With harvest season here again, it is time to get ready for the 7th Annual Fall Fair on Saturday Sept 27th from 10-2pm at Cottonwood Community Market at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson. In the true spirit of an agricultural fair, there will be a contest for best locally grown fruits and vegetables, home preserves, home baked pies and more. Additionally, there will be live music provided by…

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MarketFest July 25

  Market Fest returns on July 25 with an amazing lineup of musicians, dancers, and vendors of all kinds.  With over 100 vendor spaces and six bands on two stages, Market Fest is Nelson's premier summer festival. Join West Kootenay EcoSociety for an evening of family-friendly fun, featuring fabulous local talent of all varieties. Market Fest opens at 6pm and continues until 10:30 on the…

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