Wells Farmers’ Market
The Wells Farmers’ Market is a open air market which takes place in Wells every second Sunday during the summer. Visitors can sample and take home goods from approximately 5 -10 vendors who all call the Wells area home. On any given Sunday you’ll find farm fresh eggs, produce, preserves, baked goods and even lemonade. The purpose of the Wells Farmers’ Market is to promote a sustainable local food system by encouraging residents to purchase foods produced locally. All items for sale at the Wells Farmers’ Market have been grown, baked or made right here in Wells and district. Not only does this ensure you get the freshest goods available, it also supports the work of farmers, growers and producers who live here.
The Wells Farmers’ Market is a member of the BC Association of Farmers’ Markets.
Meet The Market Vendors
Meet The Market Vendors
In 2014 Wells joined the growing number of BC communities striving to promote a sustainable local food system when it launched the Wells Farmers' Market. The market is an initiative of the Wells and Area Community Association (WAACA), a non-profit umbrella organization dedicated to improving the quality of life in Wells and making it a better place to live and work. WAACA is governed by a board of community leaders who donate their time to help make decisions and pursue initiatives on behalf of the people of Wells and also operates the Huckleberry Daycare Centre and the Wells Community Garden.
With food security having been identified as one of the association's highest priorities, the Wells Farmers' Market is one big step in the right direction. Everything that is sold at the market has been grown, produced or hand-made in Wells or its surrounding regions. Being a small, rural community means that food security is an important goal and the Wells and Area Community Association plans to continue taking steps to make local produce and goods more available and accessible.
Also deeply important to the life Wells' residents are its small businesses. "Small business is the only kind of business in Wells," says Executive Director Lindsay Read. They provide many essential services and products that are vital for day-to-day life here, provide venues for artistic expression and contribute to the overall liveability of the town. In one of the few remaining small BC towns that have remained largely untouched by big box retailers, Wells is a one-of-a-kind. It is filled with character, charm and culture and offers a desirable lifestyle plus access to some of the best outdoor recreational opportunities in BC.