Save the Date: March 2020

Our next Market will be held in March 2020.  Details will be announced in early 2020.

Meet Our 11/23/19 Market Vendors

Food!

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  1. Little Black Heart Coffee - drip coffee with flavor syrups, cold brew, tea, creamers, retail bags of coffee and tea (thevegangrocerystore.com/coffee-shop-in-store)
  2. Healthier Vending of WNY, LLC - healthier snacks and beverages.  Come meet the elf in charge of the "snack table"! (healthiervendingofwny.com)
  3. The Vegan Grocery Store - vegan jerky, mustache munchies, soy curls, candy, and more! (thevegangrocerystore.com)
  4. Project Vegan 716 - baked goods including specialty bread, nut butter brownies, oil free oatmeal banana bites, gluten free crispy rice treats, and chocolate cheesecake (click on the "contact us" page!)
  5. Biscotti for Everybotti - vegan biscotti.  Contact: biscotti.everybotti@gmail.com
  6. Yeah! Pierogi - frozen pierogi; you may also place your order early and pick it up at the Market (yeahpierogi.com)
  7. The Grove - cold-pressed juice delivery and smoothies (getthegrove.com)
  8. Fatmanfoods - veggie burgers that are oil free and delicious! (fatmanfoods.com)
  9. Snowy Owl Kombucha - Kombucha tea in bottles; artisan tea leaves and gift sets (snowyowlko.com)
  10. Jeca Energy Bar Co - plant based whole food nutrition bars  (jecabar.com)
  11. Eden Cafe and Bakeshop - carrot dogs and Buffalo Wingz (carrotdogcafe.com)
  12. Sugarcane WNY - sugarcane juice and maple candies (sugarcanewny.com)

Health and Beauty

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  1. Capucine's Holistic Pleasantries - the best deodorant ever!  Find it at the Project Vegan 716 table
  2. Pure Haven with Sally - 100% certified organic skin, hair and home care (purehaven.com/sallyelder)
  3. Juice Plus - fruit and vegetable powders in capsules and gummies, vegan protein powder complete meal, fig and chocolate bar, Tower Garden (annie4.juiceplus.com)
  4. Limelife by Alcone - skincare and make-up that is harmless to humans and animals (harmlessbeautybyjenn.com)
  5. New Hope Herbals - vegan herbal remedies, CBD infused baked goods.  Contact: newhopeherbals@gmail.com

Specialty

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  1. Animal Advocates of WNY - not-for-profit group provides humane education about all animals
  2. Emma's Sewing Studio - bags, bandanas, and neat handsewn items for your cats and dogs
  3. The Vegetarian Resource Group - educational materials to help you adopt and follow a vegan lifestyle (www.vrg.org)
  4. The Silver Lining for Pit Bulls - dog rescue group will be selling jewelry, car magnets, and pillows
  5. Spices by Milly - hundreds of spices and mixes! (spicesandmixesbymilly.com)
  6. Mother Nature's Sugar - maple sugar, pumpkin powder (mothernaturessugar.com)
  7. Penelope's Place The Sanctuary - t-shirts and gifts
  8. Ring Your Neck Designs - handmade scarves, neck gaiters, scrunchies, kimonos
  9. Calico Tea Days - handsewn ornaments and potato bags
  10. Alka Vegan Apparel - clothing and accessories (alkaveganapparel.com)
  11. Earth & Sunflower Candle Co. -  All Natural Soy & Coconut Wax blend candles / made with high quality fragrance and essential oils / constructed with clean cotton wicks / ensures a healthy burn for your and your home 
  12. Asha Sanctuary - farm animal sanctuary (ashasanctuary.com)

Vendor Application

11/23/19 Pop-Up Market Application

Conditions

I agree to the following: This is a vegan event. None of the items I sell, display, wear, or consume will be made or come from animal sources, materials, or ingredients.- I will return my spot to its condition prior to set-up.- My spot is not reserved until my application is approved and payment is made in full.-I am responsible for carrying insurance and will not hold Marcy Zastrow, Project Vegan 716, LLC or Amherst Presbyterian Church responsible for any damages.

Project -Vegan 716

marcy@projectvegan716.com

(716) 491-5074

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Vegan Pop-Up Market Application

$70.00

($0.00 shipping)

Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Application fee for a for-profit vendor at the 11/23/19 Market

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Vegan Pop-Up Market NFP Application

$35.00
Pay with PayPal or a debit/credit card

Application fee for not-for-profit at 11/23/19 Vegan Pop-Up Market

Background

 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, and North Tonawanda.  Check back to see where we go next!

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Vendor Information

 

This is a 100% vegan market, meaning all products and services for sale or to be given away must be vegan-friendly and all display items must be made of vegan materials.   All literature must also be vegan-friendly. 

To be clear, vegan-friendly items are free from:

- Meat, poultry, fish, dairy, and eggs.  Please, no HONEY.

- Animal derivatives including, but not limited to, beef/chicken broth, gelatin, rennet, lard, tallow, whey, and casein.

- Leather, wool, fur, feathers, pearls and silk.

- Animal by-products such as lanolin and beeswax.

Products must not have been tested on animals.

Any items that do not adhere to these guidelines must be removed from your display while at the vegan pop-up event and may not be sold during the event.

Items may be hand-crafted or manufactured for resale.  Depending on the site, hot plates/warmers/chafing dishes may or may not be allowed.  

Vendors must clearly mark their table with a sign stating their business name and cover their table with a tablecloth. 

Any food items for sale or to be given away must have all ingredients listed.

Vendors must staff their table at all times during the event.

Vendors are responsible for set-up and break-down of their display.  Organizer is not responsible for any damages to or loss of goods at the event.

Environmentally friendly packaging is encouraged!

Details such as insurance coverage and whether or not tables and chairs are included will vary by site.  There may be an extra charge for use of an electrical outlet.  See application for further information.

About the Market

Next Market is...

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 The next Market is:

Currently being planned!  Date, time and location TBD but we are targeting mid- to late-March 2020.  Updates will be posted here and on our Facebook page.


Why attend?

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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!

Advertising

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Advertising for the events will include a designated Facebook page, promotions through Project Vegan 716, online advertisements, 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) and posters at local establishments.  Each vendor will receive a packet of post-card size flyers that they can distribute to their customers.  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.

https://www.facebook.com/buffaloveganpopup/