February’s Neat Market is just a few days away now. So maybe we should tell you who will be there?
Our first market had 10 vendors. This time we are going for 18+. Most are local micro-businesses run by vegans. This is the focus of Neat Market: providing a venue for entrepreneurs to launch or grow their animal-friendly businesses. We’ll also have a sponsor table and space for other like-minded nonprofits and established businesses here and there. We are inspired by the localized economy promoted at other craft fairs and farmer’s markets, and see a lot of potential for developing a community of vegan small businesses. Just like the way bands build a music scene by going to each others’ shows, we hope that our vendors and market-goers will help us build a stronger vegan scene by supporting each other and collaborating to create a diverse and robust community. The possibilities are really exciting.
So without further ado, here’s the vendor list for the Februrary 19 Neat Market at The Other Side Arts (1644 Platte St). The Shop-Up will be open from 11am-3pm. We hope you can check it out!
- P&A Mini-Mart
- Watercourse Bakery
- The Nomadic Garden
- Source Juice Bar
- Black Black Coffee
- Quiero Arepas
- Yosoy Foods
- Five Points Fermentation Company
- Beet Box
- The Vegan Van
- Denver Seitan Company
- Johnny’s Vegan Wine
- Earth Balance
And we might just have a few last-minute folks come through. Like last time, you’ll be able to get some rare vegan grocery goods from our P&A Mini-Mart; things like Teese, Butler Soy Curls, Tofurky Jerky, and more stuff not otherwise available in Denver. Come early, because this stuff flew off the shelves last month. Thanks again to Food Fight for making this possible. Some of our Chomp chefs will be offering their specialties, like Bobbie Jean’s savory handpies, Melanie’s potato salad, and Kayla’s sweet potato jerky. Consider bringing your tote bag because there will be plenty of handmade take-home items throughout the market.
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