We are a small group of local volunteers whose mission is to celebrate fresh, quality, local food and handmade goods. Our aim is to create an enjoyable atmosphere that not only serves our vendors, but also contributes to a prosperous downtown and promotes a sense of community.
Our belief is that local food and local business is the future. We support sustainable agriculture, our local food system and our local economy. We're building a sense of community by connecting the public with local farmers, artists and musicians during our weekly celebrations.
Our market features vendors from all over the Kootenays. We strive to bring you the freshest, highest quality, most local food as possible. Our farmers come from Rossland, Fruitvale, Creston and the Grand Forks. We also bring you an eclectic array of locally handmade goods - jewelry, fibres, chocolate, candles, clothing, snack bags, spices...and so much more! We have many vendors set up who bring you locally baked goods - delicacies that will make your mouth crave more! Don't know what to cook for dinner? Come down to the market and feast! Our market also supports local musicians and we bring you an awesome line-up you can groove to all summer long!
2019 MARKET TEAM
Steph Severin - Market Advisory Committee
Bethany O'Rourke - Market Advisory Committee
Wendy McNamar - Market Advisory Committee
John Abenante - Market Advisory Committee
Miche Warwick - Consultant + Acting Market Coordinator
Are you interested in joining the Market Advisory Committee? Please email us and let's connect!
We are always accepting new volunteers and board members! We would love to have your energy and passion for local food on our team!
Come join us and learn about all the different ways you can lend a hand and join a fun, dynamic team of people. This is a meaningful way to give back to the community and doesn't require a lot of time or effort. There are lots of different tasks and jobs that we need help with - there is something for everyone!
Interested folks can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to hearing from you!
Our Board of Directors is a steady work in progress and we are looking for passionate and experienced people to join our team! Our Board commenced with our incorporation in January of 2015 and we are still navigating the early years of creating a society and governance team. If you have experience with participating on a Board and/or are interested in more of a 'behind the scenes' position on our team we would love to hear from you!
Interested folks can email us at email@example.com.
We would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to those who continue to support our farmers' market year after year!
It takes a lot of support, time, effort and energy to offer a year round farmers' market and we couldn't do it without the generosity of our volunteers and community support!
The City of Rossland generously donates our market space year after year...we wouldn't have a Farmer's Market without their amazing support! Thank you!
The Rossland Public Library is a continuous supporter of our market. Not only are they a weekly vendor through out the summer - visit their booth for the Summer Reading Program! - they also help us out with research and printing costs, and by providing public washrooms during market times. A big thank you to our friends at the Library!
We would like to extend a big thank you to the Columbia Basin Trust for sponsoring our farmers market through the Community Initiatives Program in 2015 + 2016 + 2018! Thanks CBT!
Thank you to our friends at Tourism Rossland for your continued support of our market! Tourism Rossland is an excellent initiative that strives to ensure every visitor has a wonderful stay in our great community while enjoying everything our wonderful town has to offer!
Interested in supporting our farmers' market? We would love to hear from you!
Please connect with us by emailing: firstname.lastname@example.org.