The Windermere District Farmers’ Institute (WDFI) was formed in 1914 and has been active continuously since then. In 1973 it “inherited” the property owned by the defunct East Kootenay Agricultural and Industrial Exhibition – 23 acres on Highway 93/95 at the Invermere Junction which we named the AgriPark. It is the ideal location for a Farmers’ Market as we still can use some of the old Fair buildings.
When we started the market in 2017, we decided to start small and stick with local, homemade products only. By holding it on a Wednesday evening, serving suppers and providing live music, we are striving for a relaxed atmosphere that encourages social interaction.
Besides produce, honey and baking, there will be local, government inspected meat from our own abattoir that was built in 2016.
We are pleased that our AgriPark Farmers’ Market has been named a partner in the Farmers Market Nutrition Coupon Program administered by the BC Farmers’ Market Association.
The market runs every Wednesday evening between June 27 and August 29 from 5 to 7:30 pm. The address is # 553 Hwy 93 & 95.
Our market manager is Margaret Feldmann and she can be reached at 250-342-1607 or firstname.lastname@example.org
This market participates in the BC Farmers’ Market Nutrition Coupon Program.