August 15, 2011 | Tips from Travellers >
Fort Nelson, Farms & Markets
The Fort Nelson Farmers Market is on! I hopped on that band-wagon as soon as I could and took full advantage of it!
When I last went, there were tents of homemade goodies, soaps, preserves, children's bibs & hair-things as well as vegetables, jewelry, music and...wait for it....BUNNIES!!!
Naturally, I marched over to the bunnies first (because I was obviously in the market for fuzzy-eyed animals)! The people who were selling them graciously allowed me to snuggle one of them! What a treat!
I then made my way through the tents talked to the local farmers, homemakers and artisans about their items. Oh how hard they work to make the most perfect of things!
I bought myself two jars of jam (locally picked berries!) and a hearty loaf of bread. These goods allowed me to make the most delectable of french toasts for an entire week! Yum yum!
The market continues to grow every week! It only gets bigger and better as the summer progresses and the picking season of locally-grown produce increases. Plus, more and more locals are finding the market to be a great opportunity to sell their items and join in on this community tradition.
Held every Saturday between 9am-2pm until September 24th, the farmers market is available for you to experience Fort Nelsons best products! You will no doubt leave with a bounty of deliciousness too! And maybe a bunny too!