Underground Markets Popping Up Everywhere!

We finally had our first underground market meeting here in Vancouver. It went really well, we met in a lovely old house in a nice central location. I even–just barely–remembered to get a photo to document the event–too bad my camera sucks at indoor photos-this was the best I could do. We decided that we need to work on our mission statement to be clear about what our purpose and goals are, but we all seemed to agree that it should include both food and handmade crafts, be geared towards supporting the local economy, and that sharing and bartering should be included in our discussion. We also seemed to be determined to keep it open for all, and would like to have a way to help subsidize low income vendors and members, although we haven’t worked out any details.