It’s with regret that we announce the permanent closure of our Saturday Kerrisdale Market, which took place each June – Oct at 5500 East Boulevard. Despite having the loyal following of a core group of Kerrisdale regulars, this location suffered from declining attendance and vendor sales over the past few seasons.
While it is never an easy decision for us to close a market, we’re happy to report that overall, our markets are attracting more shoppers than ever before. Last year, 455,000 shoppers came out to VFM markets, an increase of 5,000 from 2014.
This season, we have 6 weekly summer locations across the city where you can shop local. Each of our neighbourhood markets needs the support of regular shopper attendance to grow and thrive. Shop weekly, and tell your friends!
Where did the time go?
It seemed like only yesterday we began our summer market for 2015 and now it’s coming to a close. Drop by the info tent and say goodbye to the volunteers and staff when you’re here.
Thanksgiving Libation Alert!
We’ll have three spirited beverage vendors this Saturday. Artisan Sake Maker, The Fort Wine Company and Odd Society Spirits. So if you’re entertaining this weekend here’s your chance to stock up on a variety of adult beverages. Jobst-Hof Orchards will return one last time with their fruit juices and early fall fruit varieties. Stop by and say hi to John and his boys.
In the meat department we’ll have Greendale Meats. Pick up some grass-fed beef products and don’t forget they carry free range eggs as well.
In the fruit and vegetable departments we’ll have two organic produce vendors plus traditional fruit and produce vendors as well.
For starters, try one of Muy Rico’s Mexican sauces and spreads (they also carry fresh salsa and soft tortillas as well! And, what would a great Thanksgiving feast be without dessert? You’ll find those items at Her Majesty’s Pie and A Bread Affair.
You’ll find all the makings of a great feast both large and small at Kerrisdale this weekend so thanks again for a wonderful season and we’ll see you at the market.