Nelson Farmers Market



Staff have been working hard behind the scenes to create a successful market experience this season for all vendors, businesses, community members, and tourists visiting throughout our region! 

Vendor Applications are now live for regular market events on Saturdays at Cottonwood Falls Park and Wednesdays on Baker Street.  

Vendor Applications are now live for the first Market Special Event of the season, our Mother's Day and Garden Starter on Saturday May 11, 2024.

Vendor Applications for both Market Nights and Market Fest go live April 1, 2024.  

2024 Dates to Know:

Saturdays begin May 11th, 2024
& run until October 26th

Wednesday markets begin June 5th, 2024
& run until September 25th

Market Nights will be Friday, July 26th & August 30th  

The Nelson Farmers Market proudly supports local farmers and small business owners from around The Kootenay Region. The market has a wide variety of fresh farm produce, including fruit & vegetables, dairy, honey, meat, and eggs.
Our amazing artisan vendors create beautiful pottery, jewelry, apothecary, home goods, and so much more! While you browse the market for amazing goodies and gifts, you can treat yourself to some delicious fresh-baked pastries, hot foods, and a variety of tasty beverages. 

Our goal as a market is to provide community members access to healthy food and support the direct interactions between farmers and consumers. The Nelson Farmers Market operations are a means of the City of Nelson’s goal to promote and support local food sustainability.

We are a proud member of the BC Association of Farmers' Markets. (BCAFM) 

Please review the Nelson Farmers Market Vendor Handbook prior to submitting a vendor application. We thank you for your interest and look forward to seeing you at the market.

Market Night (Instagram Post (Square))
2024 Regular Season Applicaiton
Harvest Fest (Poster (Portrait)) (Instagram Post (Square))
Mark your calendars for our 2024 special events!
Garden Starter Market 2024
Market Night 2024
Harvest Fest 2024

Walking Map of Market

Walking Map

Get in Contact with The Nelson Farmers Market

Alina Robitaille (she/her)

Farmers Market Coordinator

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The Nelson Farmers Market Advisory Committee (NFMAC) consists of various representatives from multiple sectors in the community.

NFMAC Members 2021-2023

The committee members meet quarterly to help inform and provide input on key insights, opportunities, market strategies, and trends relating to the Nelson Farmers Market. Additionally, the NFMAC will act as a source of feedback for the City of Nelson staff to help facilitate the development of policy and rule-making initiatives for a fair and efficient market.

Members are selected based on their experience and expertise. The goal is to have an advisory committee with diverse skills, knowledge and perspectives to ensure the Nelson Farmers Market will benefit from a richness of advice and guidance.

The 2024 Farmers Market Advisory Committee Members:

Lawerence James - Artisan vendor 

June Mcewan - Community Member at Large 

Matthew Carr - Farm Vendor 

Jenna Thiessen - Prepared Food Vendor (missing in the picture)

Member from the Chamber of Commerce  (missing in the picture)

Ex Officio - City of Nelson Mayor, City Manager, Cultural Development Officer, City Council Member, City of Nelson Corporate Services Staff Member 

To communicate with the committee, please send an email to 

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