Cottonwood Market returns Saturday

Come down and celebrate the opening of the 2016 Cottonwood Community Market on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3 p.m.

The Cottonwood Market will have a different look when it returns Saturday

Come down and celebrate the opening of the 2016 Cottonwood Community Market on Saturday from 9:30 am to 3 p.m. at Cottonwood Falls Park in Nelson. Live music starts at 10 a.m. with Eva Blum and then at 12:30 Rob Funk takes the stage.

“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 West Kootenay EcoSociety markets and events director Jesse Woodward.

“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 2016 taking advantage of what Cottonwood Market has to offer.”

For the 2016 season, Cottonwood will be a tent market due to the old wooden stalls be taken down in late 2015. The market will located on the same location were the wooden stalls used to be. This year is a transition year between the old market space and the new market space which should be in place inside of Cottonwood Falls Park by spring 2017. There will be water, electricity and bathrooms available for use on the event site and we have a full roster of season vendors ready to go.

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 mix of full-season vendors and drop-in vendors make for an exciting shopping experience that is always a different from week to week.

The West Kootenay EcoSociety encourages you to leave your 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 St. and walk the two 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 14 through Oct. 29.

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