Valentine's/Super Bowl Pop-Up Market, 2/11/23 (Saturday) from 11:00-3:00. Indoor Market.
Earth Day Market, 4/22/23 (Saturday) from 11:00-3:00.
June Beginnings Market, 6/3/23 (Saturday) from 2:00-6:00.
Don't Let the Summer End Market, 8/19/23 (Saturday) from 2:00-6:00.
Halloween/3-Year Anniversary Market (with a full moon!), 10/28/23 (Saturday) from 11:00-3:00.
Hooray for the Holidays Market, 12/16/23 (Saturday) from 11:00-3:00.
The Vegan Center gift and consignment shop will be open during all Markets.
Space to fit a 6' table for a for-profit vendor at ONE Vegan Pop-Up Market. If you need more than a 6' space, you must buy 2 spaces. Must pay individually for each market.
This is an indoor market. Space accommodates a 6' table, which will be provided. Must pay individually for each market.
Vegan means NO animal products. Animal products that must be avoided include meat, poultry, fish, eggs, whey, casein, dairy, honey, beeswax, feathers, silk, wool, suede, satin (unless synthetic), and pearls.
All products must be cruelty-free and not tested on animals.
All promotional materials must be vegan friendly.
All recipes must be vegan friendly, containing NO animal products.
Our markets feature a wide variety of vendors, including bakers, food prep, groceries, skincare products, plants, cleaning products, crafts, candles, soap, and more! Not-for-profit groups are also welcome.
We have indoor and outdoor space available. Market will be held exclusively indoors from October-April (unless you have a food truck!).
For about two years, I had been attending craft shows as a vegan vendor. While the intent was to help bring vegan products to the mainstream and educate the public about a vegan lifestyle, I found that these venues made it hard to really connect with most of my customers. While I got a lot of positive feedback, foot traffic was often low and many people who came to walk around came for specific reasons that did not include learning about a vegan lifestyle. My table was always crowded with my products and my message often got lost. For example, I would sell delicious vegan baked goods as well as vegan dog biscuits and people would think all the baked goods were for dogs, even though most of my baked goods have chocolate in them! I knew there must be a better way to both meet the needs of the vegan community as well as introduce this healthy and humane lifestyle to the mainstream. Thus, with the help and support of my friends and fellow certified VLCEs Carlo and Carmella Giardina of V Marks the Shop (https://vmarkstheshop.com/), Buffalo Vegan Pop-Up Markets was launched in June 1018! The purpose of the Market is to bring vegan and vegan-friendly businesses together to promote and sell their products and services and to offer a one-stop vegan shopping destination for the vegan community. The Markets are held quarterly and the sites are rotated. We have been to Amherst, Hamburg, Depew, Williamsville, Lancaster, and North Tonawanda. Check back to see where we go next! Due to the pandemic, we are holding monthly pop-up markets at The Vegan Center. We plan on resuming our quarterly Markets at rotating sites once restrictions are eased.
The next Markets are:
2023 Markets (all markets will be held on Saturdays)
2/11/23 Valentine's/Super Bowl Market from 11:00-3:00
4/22/23 Earth Day Market from 11:00-3:00
6/3/23 June Beginnings Market from 2:00-6:00
8/19/23 Don't Let the Summer End Market from 2:00-6:00
10/28/23 Halloween/3-Year Anniversary Market from 11:00-3:00
12/16/23 Hooray for the Holidays Market from 11:00-3:00
While vendors must adhere to strict guidelines regarding vegan products, everyone is sure to find something they like at these events. Vegans will enjoy not having to dissect every product label they come across. Veg-curious individuals will learn a lot and discover how many vegan-friendly products are available. Friends and family who
While vendors must adhere to strict guidelines regarding vegan products, everyone is sure to find something they like at these events. Vegans will enjoy not having to dissect every product label they come across. Veg-curious individuals will learn a lot and discover how many vegan-friendly products are available. Friends and family who are dragged along by a vegan will be delighted at the variety of products available!
Each event will include a variety of vendors, some new and some returning. There will be a wide range of products available, including food (of course!), baked goods, soap, cosmetics, bags, clothing, and so much more! Not-for-profit organizations will also be represented.
Admission will be free to customers at most sites.
You will learn about new products, meet new people, and be educated about this healthy and humane lifestyle!
And we give away door prizes at some events (on hold during the pandemic)!
Advertising for the events will include a designated Facebook page, promotions through Project Vegan 716, online advertisements, bulletin board at The Vegan Center, leafleting at vegan-friendly events, lawn signs in high traffic areas, Craigslist events, radio promotions, event invites to targeted Facebook groups, Alignable (reaches loca
Advertising for the events will include a designated Facebook page, promotions through Project Vegan 716, online advertisements, bulletin board at The Vegan Center, leafleting at vegan-friendly events, lawn signs in high traffic areas, Craigslist events, radio promotions, event invites to targeted Facebook groups, Alignable (reaches local small business owners), posters at local establishments, Chamber of Commerce of the Tonawandas, Google events, and at The Vegan Center. Project Vegan 716 will also provide a pdf file of a poster to all vendors and will mail printed posters to any vendor upon request.