Every second Saturday 10am-2pm
August 13, 27 , September 10, 24 | October 8, 22
Saturday's Starting May 14, 2022
Cottonwood Falls Park 199 Carbonate St, Nelson, BC
Queen Street, Rossland BC
June – October
Taste The Real Flavours
The vegetables you buy at farmers markets are the freshest and tastiest available. no long-distance shipping, no gassing to simulate the ripening process, no sitting for weeks in storage- Just fresh from the farm.
Enjoy the Season
The food you buy at the farmers market is seasonal. Shopping and cooking from the farmers market reconnects you with the cycles of nature in our local region.
Protect the Environment
Food shipping uses large amounts of natural resources (especially fossil fuels), contributes to pollution, and creates trash with extra packaging. Conventional agriculture also uses many more resources than sustainable agriculture and pollutes water, land, and air with toxic agricultural by-products. Food at the farmers market is transported shorter distances and is grown using methods that minimize the impact on the earth.
Much food found in grocery stores is highly processed and grown using pesticides, hormones, antibiotics, and genetic modification. Some of it has been irradiated, waxed, or gassed in transit. These practices may have negative effects on human health. BUT food found at the farmers market is minimally processed, and many of the farmers go to great lengths to grow the most nutritious produce possible by using sustainable techniques, picking produce right before the market, and growing heirloom varieties.
Discover the Spice of Life: Variety
At the farmers markets you find an amazing array of produce that you don’t see in your average supermarket: red carrots, a rainbow of heirloom tomatoes, purple cauliflower, stinging nettles, green garlic, watermelon radishes, quail eggs, maitake mushrooms, and much, much more. It is a wonderful opportunity to savour the biodiversity of our planet.
Know Where Your Food Comes From
A regular trip to a farmers market is one of the best ways to connect with where your food comes from. Meeting and talking to farmers and food artisans is a great opportunity to learn more about how and where food is produced.
Learn Cooking Tips, Recipes, and Meal Ideas
Farmers, ranchers, and artisans at the farmers market are often passionate cooks with plenty of free advice about how to cook the foods they are selling.
Connect with Your Community
Coming to the farmers market makes shopping a pleasure rather than a chore. The farmers market is a community hub—a place to meet up with your friends, bring your children, or just get a taste of small-town life in the midst of the wonderful Kootenays.