Category Archives: What’s New at the Market

Last Market of the Season – Haney Farmers Market

On December 3rd the Haney Farmers Market and the Ladies Who Bake at St. Andrew’s Haney United Church join together for their annual indoor/outdoor Winter Market from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.  Outdoors you will find turkey, apples, walnuts, garlic, beef, lamb, jams, hot samosas while inside there is Christmas baking, cookies, chocolate, candies, bread and carefully crafted gifts from fabric to wood to candles.  And there are $10 Farmers Market Gift Certificates for stocking stuffers or that hard to please person on your list.

The Caring Place has delicious breakfast wraps and smokeys.  Maple Ridge Youth Services will be making Candy Cane Rudolphs with the children.  You can sign up to help out at Operation Red Nose.  Tickets will be available for St. Andrew’s Breakfast with Santa on Dec 10, only $5.

We are entertained by the Maple Ridge Choral Society at 10 a.m., roving singers  from Emerald Pig’s production of A Christmas Carol and popular Robert and Caitlin from ROCA!

In Maple Ridge at 22165 Dewdney Trunk Road at 222nd Street.  604-467-7433

BIA Christmas Market

Date: Dec 3, 2011 (4:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Location: Memorial Peace Park – 11925 Haney Place, Maple Ridge (North Side) This is a free event

Come join us for the 3rd annual old fashioned family Christmas Market in downtown Maple Ridge. This event coincides with the Christmas Festival and the Santa Parade and is being held in the covered parking lot on the north side of Memorial Peace Park.

The event goes from 4pm-8pm and features holiday music, roasted chestnuts, delicious apple cider and other yummy festive treats. There will be free door-prize draws, and balloons. This is a great chance to find some great gift ideas.

For more information contact: or call 604.467.2420

Victoria Flea Market Changes

With the darkness of winter upon us and frequent events in the Leonardo Da Vinci Hall late Saturday nights it has become difficult to prepare for 7am starts. 

Beginning Sunday November 6th the market will open to vendors at 8 am allowing one hour for set- up.

In order to facilitate quick access please be prepared to pay table fees on admission and remember to ask if you need the use of a dolly to haul your goods into the hall.

This change may take some adjustment but we believe it will make the market more vibrant and attractive to shoppers and we appreciate your cooperation. 

You are important to us and we hope to continue to serve you. If you have any questions or concerns please email or call me at 250-381-5033.

Victoria Flea Market

Just a short note to personally invite you to the Sept. 11th opening of the Victoria Flea Market. Come find fabulous things and enjoy Sundays with a wide assortment of local connoisseurs, creative types and purveyors of fine things. A great resource for all things artistic, delicious, and unique.

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When Selling Put Yourself Out There

Most of all, do not get discouraged, and just be yourself, Simplicity and consistency are key. Keep your descriptions simple and true-to-life. Talk like a real person, not like a business textbook. Smile! Keep it consistent for an image that’s true to you, true to your business, and true to the professional reputation you want to create in the market.

Collect Customer Names And E-Mail Addresses

The power of Internet marketing is the ability it gives a vendor to reach out to fans and customers. Put an e-mail sign-up sheet on a clipboard at your booth. Ask for e-mail addresses when customers make purchases. Hold a contest or drawing with entry forms that ask for an e-mail address.
Vendors can also encourage customers to get in touch via e-mail. Put your e-mail address on receipts, business cards, product labels or stickers, and so on. Save the e-mail addresses of customers who write to you.

Put Yourself Out There

There are other ways to push your message at little or no cost. Many flea market managers offer Web pages or listings to vendors as a free service on a vendor page on the market Web site, such as right here at, The Vancouver Flea Market and the Vancouver Farmers Market. There are also free and inexpensive ways to put up your own Web page or site.

If you’d like more information on setting up your own Word Press web site let me know as I am putting together an illustrated eBook that will guide you through the whole process. The price is just $15 and it will be available on August 15th. Send me a message,