Nelson’s farmers’ markets start June 6 at Cottonwood Park, and this year they will be different. With everyone’s safety our priority, we’re following the provincial guidelines to run the markets and support our local farmers.

These farmers are the people keeping our markets alive this year. The new rules allow only farmers and prepared foods at the market. The markets won’t be a place to linger and hang out. It will be a shop, don’t stop set up.

Local food security is a value we share with the farmers and producers. Leading up to the markets, we’re profiling some of our farmers so that you can see how hard they are working to bring you the best local produce and plants and help you make healthy choices that support local businesses.

This week, we’re looking at Crooked Horn Farm.

Crooked Horn Farm is a Certified Organic mixed vegetable farm in Winlaw, right on the beautiful Slocan River. Farming since 2009, Ange and Gord grow a colourful array of veggies for their local community and the Nelson area.

Their growing practices aim to preserve and protect the land and soil, while bringing you nutritious and delicious food grown without any pesticides or other harmful chemicals.

They describe themselves as passionate about food, and they love to share recipes and ideas to help their customers explore the flavours and diversity vegetables provide.

“We are so grateful for your support over the past decade, and we look forward to seeing you all again at the market this season!” Ange and Gord say.

Follow them online at, on Facebook & Instagram.

Photo by Thomas Nowaczynski.