This wonderful farmer's market showcases the work of crafters, weavers, gardeners, farmers, artisans, woodworkers, painters, musicians, bakers and much more. It's the place to be, Sundays during the summer from 10-2pm.
Founded in 2001,the Mountain Market has adopted three simple guidelines to sustain a quality local market: You make it, you bake it, you grow it .
The market attracts around 35 vendors weekly. Local organic growers sell fresh picked fruit, veggies, herbs and flowers. Herbalists craft soap and fragrances, while bakers sell their tasty pies and homemade sourdough bread. Artisans showcase their latest creations.
Special events like the Corn Roast in August, brings locally grown fresh Taber corn to Fernie, and the Mountain Music project brings local musicians to perform outdoors throughout the summer in the park. These projects as well as others were created to enhance the market experience.
Sunday's are now known as market day in Fernie!
Fernie's Mountain Market takes place every Sunday, from Canada Day to Labor Day weekend from 10am to 2pm. A member of the British Columbia Association of Farmers Markets (www.bcfarmersmarket.org), we actively work to connect growers and connoisseurs of the locally grown, as well as, artisans and aficionados of the hand crafted.
In 2006, the Mountain Market was one of 28 British Columbia farmers markets that participated in a University of Northern British Columbia Economic and Community Impacts study of BC Farmers Markets. The results were impressive, showing that B.C.’s farmers’ markets contribute $118.5 million annually to the provincial economy. Farmers markets play a growing role in local food systems in British Columbia.