Farmer’s markets are extremely popular in Vancouver and even during the winter months the sales indicate an upward trend.
- Weekly sales at the market have nearly doubled since last season, jumping from $42,230 in the first 10 weeks of 2012 to $79,284 for the first 10 weeks of 2013.
- The average number of vendors is up from 50 last season to 63 this season.
- This year’s lowest sales day so far is $2,000 higher than last year’s highest sales day.
“The market is much busier this year, even when the weather is dreadful,” says Winter Market manager Robyn Carlson. “It seems as though the word is getting out that there are markets open in Vancouver all year round, not just in the summer months.”
This year’s inaugural Food Truck Fest. drew crowds all through the month of February, the grand prize winner JJ’s Trucketeria will be joining the roster of trucks at the busy summer markets and the runners up have been asked to sell at the Winter Market again next season.
The Winter Market runs every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until the end of April.