Starting on June 27, Vancouver, BC residents will be able to attend the city’s first Vegan Farmers Market. The market’s vendor application is still open and the event is expected to feature local produce, food trucks, artisans, and vegan food vendors. Founded by the curators of Vancouver’s Vegan Night Market and one-day Vancouver Vegan Festival, Bridget Burns and Savannah-Rae Furfaro, the farmers market was created in an effort to support small businesses and the city’s vegan scene. Because the night market had been cancelled due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the duo began brainstorming ways they could fill the void and continue supporting local vegan businesses. After contacting the local health authorities, they decided to change the format to a day market at a location that was outside and allowed them more space to practice social distancing.
“The response so far has been amazing and we’re so grateful for the space provided by Concord (a local building developer) and the guidance of Vancouver Coastal Health,” Burns told VegNews, “to help us ensure this Vegan Farmers’ Market is safe for all and helps to keep the incredible Vancouver Vegan scene alive and thriving.”
The Vegan Farmers Markets will take place at Concord Community Park on select Saturdays (rain or shine) through the end of September.
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