Nelson hosted its first farmers’ market of the year Saturday. Photo: Tyler Harper

Cottonwood Falls hosts first farmers’ market of 2020

There were a number of changes made to comply with COVID-19 restrictions

Cottonwood Falls Park hosted its first farmers’ market of the year Saturday with a variety of pandemic precautions.

Guests were asked to sanitize their hands on entry, stand two metres apart and follow a directed path instead of milling about between vendors.

The new stage meanwhile was completed, but stood silent. Nelson and District Youth Centre manager Jordan Martin told the Star there would be no live music at the markets in order to prevent crowds gathering.

But music is always secondary at the market to fresh produce, and there was plenty of that available.

Right now the selection is limited to vegetables and plant sales, but the city has said it plans to expand the selection of vendors to include takeaway food and retailers.

The market runs 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

Related: City of Nelson takes over farmers’ markets from EcoSociety

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Visitors were asked to sanitize their hands and follow a set path to comply with COVID-19 safety measures. Photo: Tyler Harper

Even though the market had a different feel than it has in previous years, the produce was still fresh and the weather was kind. Photo: Tyler Harper

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