Nelson Farmers Market
Welcome to 2021
We hope that you had a fantastic winter!
We are gearing up for the 2021 Farmers Market season and have been working extremely hard to provide our community with a farmers market full of a variety of local products for you to enjoy! The Nelson and District Youth Center will be running the Nelson Farmers Market again this year.
The Public Health Order regarding BC farmers markets is in effect. Currently, all BC farmers markets are only allowed to sell food items. Non-food items and personal services are restricted. In light of the order, we will be operating The Nelson Farmers Market similarly to last year and under our COVID-19 safety plan.
The perimeter of the market will be taped off with one entry and one exit and restricted to only allow 50 customers at a time. Pedestrian traffic will flow one-way and will be marked with tape and chalk. We will provide hand washing and hand sanitizing facilities on site for public use.
Signage throughout the market will reinforce physical distancing and remind customers to regularly wash or sanitize their hands, and refrain from gathering. No consumption of food or drink will be permitted within the market. Customers will be permitted to use their reusable bags but must bag their own items. The Nelson Farmers Market Market asks that people refrain from gathering anywhere within the market and move in a shop don't stop fashion.
We would like to thank all the vendors and staff who are working hard to provide our community with this essential service. Let's all do our part to ensure we are safe and healthy.
We look forward to seeing you this year!
We are currently accepting vendor applications for the 2021 Nelson Farmers Market season.
The Market for both Wednesday and Saturday is located at Cottonwood Falls Park 199 Carbonate St, Nelson, BC V1L 4P1
Farm produce, bakers, artisans, community spirit, and much more are all that make the Nelson Farmers Market the heart of our community. Our goal is to provide a market that allows community members to access 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.
In-light of COVID-19, we have established guidelines and protocols that support the direction and guidance of our Provincial Health Officials and the Federal Government. There will be a mandatory hand sanitizing station at the entrance. Delineators will guide all patrons to ease the flow of traffic. The City of Nelson has established COVID-19 Protocols and Safety Plan for the markets.
All patrons on the Market premises must adhere to the distancing and sanitizing protocols we have provided. If you choose not to comply, you risk the chance of being asked to leave.
Some of the vendors you will see at our Market include:
If you are a local Primary Producer and would like to be a vendor, please contact Jordan Martin at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information, or hit the Apply Here to Be a Vendor button located at the top of the page. Once we receive your application, we will contact you with a response to your application. Please review the Nelson Farmers Market Vendor Handbook prior to vending.
On Sunday, May 9, 2021, from 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM, The Nelson Farmers Market will be hosting the first annual Cottonwood Falls Park Garden Starter Market. Vendors at this market will be selling a variety of garden starter products for all your gardening needs.
If you are a local producer wanting to become a vendor for this special market, Please email email@example.com to reserve a booth. Booths are going fast and we have a limited number available, so be sure to book as soon as possible.
The Nelson Farmers Market Advisory Committee (NFMAC) consists of a variety of representatives from multiple sectors in the community.
The committee members meet once a month 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 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.
Currently, we are not accepting applications for the NFMAC.