Buying local in Vancouver

Mark your calendars and pledge to buy handmade and local. You can discover unique gifts made in Vancouver and support local designer. Buying local supports your community. Locally owned businesses build strong neighborhoods by sustaining communities, linking neighbors, and by contributing more to local causes. Local ownership means that important decisions are made locally by people who live in the community and who will feel the impacts of those decisions. Also a multitude of small businesses, each selecting products based, not on a national sales plan, but on their own interests and the needs of their local customers, guarantees a much broader range of product choices.

Here are upcoming local craft markets and events in and around Vancouver:

Blim
Sunday, May 31st, 2015
12:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Heritage Hall
3102 Main Street, Vancouver

Bloom Market
Saturday, May 9th and Sunday, May 10th, 2015
Saturday, November 21st and Sunday, November 22nd, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Fort Langley Community Hall
9167 Glover Road, Langley

Crafty Affaire Market
Saturday, April 25th, 2015
Saturday, November 28th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Elgin Hall
14250 Crescent Road, South Surrey

Got Craft?
Saturday, May 2nd and Sunday, May 3rd, 2015
Saturday, December 12th and Sunday. December 13th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Maritime Labour Centre
1880 Triumph Street, Vancouver

Portobello West
Saturday, March 28th and Sunday, March 29th, 2015
Saturday, November 28th and Sunday, November 29th, 2015
11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Creekside Community Recreation Centre
1 Athletes Way, Vancouver

Urban Market at Vancouver Home + Design Show
Thursday, October 22nd to Sunday, October 25th, 2015
various times
Vancouver Convention Centre West
1055 Canada Place, Vancouver

Baker’s Market
Sundays
April 12 | 19 | 26
May 3 | 10 | 17 | 24
June 7 | 14
11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Moberly Arts & Cultural Centre
7646 Prince Albert Street, Vancouver

Vancouver Farmers Markets
Winter Farmers Market
Saturdays until April 25, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Nat Bailey Stadium
4601 Ontario Street, Vancouver

Spring Farmers Market
Sundays from March 8th to April 26, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Hastings Skatepark
Renfrew Street, Vancouver

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire
Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, 2015
10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
PNE Forum
2901 East Hastings, Vancouver

Written by Jenni Schoepe:
Jenni comes originally from Germany and moved to Vancouver in June 2013, right after she graduated with a Bachelor degree in Business Administration and decided to stay. While she is busy helping to place our nannies she’s completing a Certificate for Human Resource Management at SFU. Jenni also enjoys traveling, reading and to discover new places in Vancouver.

 

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