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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Happy Earth Day

Join the West Kootenay EcoSociety, the Interfaith Climate Action Collaborative and your friends and neightbours to celebrate Earth Day. This year’s global theme is Protect our Species. Join the fun at Hall St. Plaza in Nelson on Monday, April 22nd from 2-4pm. The parade starts at 3pm and features the local Samba band. Dress up as your favorite plant, animal or fungus. Other Earth Day Events:…

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Your Markets have a new face

I’m Craig Mullin and proud to be the new Market Coordinator for the West Kootenay EcoSociety. I’m truly excited to pick up where Jesse, EcoSociety’s previous Market Coordinator left off and ensure the vibrant market culture we already have in Nelson continues to thrive. I moved to Nelson from Vancouver in 2006 with a dream to build my own home and raise a family. With a background in music event…

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Returning Vendor Applications begin April 10, 2019

Market Season is approaching and Applications for returning vendors from last year will go out on April 10th, 2019. New vendors who wish to vend at GardenFest, the Downtown Market or Cottonwood Market must contact the Markets Coordinator at markets @ ecosociety.ca and will be added to waitlists, if applicable. New vendors wishing to apply for Marketfest, please check our Markets Page to apply on…

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