Trails Incredible Farmers Market is an “award-winning, family-friendly market with heart” and believes in giving back to the Kootenays. Our primary purpose is to promote local agriculture while supporting local business. The goal of our markets is to educate, engage and inspire people to support local and create a vibrant farming sector that nourishes and supports our communities and natural environment.

Our opening day is May 2 and as we will be thinking gardens, planting and Mothers Day we are starting out with the theme ‘Mad Hatter Garden Party’. In addition to our wonderful farm vendors and artisans the focus will be on plants, bulbs and seeds, teas and treats, garden works, family games and entertainment to encourage the families to come on down and support local! David Suzuki is coming to Trail on May 1 so this market will be a natural flow to his message.

As members of the BC Association of Farmers Markets we are “Make, Bake, Grow” and participate in the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program. Last year, with our partner, Trail United Church Food Bank, we helped over 160 low-income families, seniors and expectant moms purchase fresh and nutritious food direct from the farmers at the market. This healthy eating initiative supports local agriculture while strengthening our local food systems.

If you are a food truck/vendor and are interested in the very popular ‘Music in the Park Night Market’, our space and power is limited and thus in demand. Please contact Gina Ironmonger at 250-231-8671 for an application.

– Gina Ironmonger