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Cottonwood Community Market back in business

By Contributor
May 16th, 2014

Come on down and celebrate the opening of the 2014 Cottonwood Community Market on Saturday May 17 from 9:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson.

Live music will be provided by local favorites Morien Jones from 10 a.m. to noon and Rob Funk and Brian Rosen from 12:30-2:30 p.m.

“As our climate and our global trading system become more uncertain, a strong local manufacturing and agriculture network is essential for sustaining our long-term regional service and food needs,” said Jesse Woodward, Markets Director at the West Kootenay EcoSociety. 

“Local farmers markets like Cottonwood Community Market create more stable and secure local livelihoods as well as access to unique local products and foodstuffs, so we’re excited to see lots of folks in 2014 taking advantage of what Cottonwood Market has to offer.”

Market-goers will find everything from bedding plants to locally grown produce, delicious ready to eat foods, organic meat and eggs, handmade artisan gifts, and locally made body care products. The wonderful mix of drop-in vendors and full-season vendors make for an exciting shopping experience that is always a different from week to week. 

For the 2014 season, West Kootenay EcoSociety will continue making improvements to the market site and reaching out to new customers and vendors to increase our local food self-sufficiency.

Through a community initiative grant from CBT and with help of the metal working studio at KSA and the City of Nelson, a beautiful new bike rack has been installed at Cottonwood Market. Look for it near the parking lot area. 

The West Kootenay EcoSociety encourages customers to leave their cars at home and walk or bike to the market. Those who must drive can find early-bird parking next to the market site, but by mid-day it is advised to park at the foot of Baker Street and walk the 2 blocks to the market. There is also spill over parking at the Rod and Gun Club parking area.

Don’t miss being a part of the fun and excitement of Cottonwood Community Market on opening day and every Saturday from May 17 through to October 25!

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