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.
January 24th, 2011
I have been following closely the adventures of the Underground Market that was started up in San Francisco a couple years ago and I would really like to see one get going here in Vancouver BC. I recently read this update from them, which takes a look at the lessons they have learned over the year a ...