Fall For Local market returns to North Vancouver with 65-plus small businesses on deck

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      Fall For Local doesn’t market itself as an arts-and-crafts fair—or even a marker’s market, for that matter—and with good reason.

      Although the event features an assortment of handmade apparel, jewellery, and homewares, it’s small, hyperlocal businesses that Fall For Local aims to shine a spotlight with every edition. This fall’s function, taking place on September 9 and 10 at the Pipe Shop Building (115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver) is no exception.

      The pop-up market, once described by founder Kelly Turner as the “uncraft fair”, will showcase nearly 70 small businesses specializing in home, beauty, fashion, and edible goods. Among the products on hand will be all-natural hair products by Coast Beauty Co., beaded jewellery from Dorrit & Millie, and handstitched leather bags by Dig Leather Co.

      Hungry visitors can look to Coast Protein, producers of dairy- and gluten-free cricket protein bars and powders; Whisk Premium Matcha, makers of artisan matcha and high-end Japanese accessories designed for elevating the tea experience; and Moonbrew Tonic Co., purveyors of locally made jun, a good-for-you, kombuchalike bevvy, among others.

      Shoppers with pets will be happy to see pet-centric vendors such as Goodboy Collective and Howl & Home, both of whom make dog and cat accessories. Small business such as Il Fioraio Floral Design will also be onsite with services, as well as a men’s grooming area from Barber & Co. and a DIY station conducted by local artist Tessa Lee Designs.

      The first 50 shoppers through the door on each day will receive a free Fall For Local tote bag. Check out the full Fall For Local vendor list below.

      (Ag) + (Au) Clothing
      All Things Lovely
      Aloha Kai Approved
      Amai Vegan Treats
      Anara Design Co.
      Ancient Mantra Naturals Inc.
      Annie Axtell
      AW by Andrea Wong
      Barber & Co.
      Bare Skin Bar
      Beth and Olivia Handmade
      Boreal Folk Apothecary
      Canvas Candle Co.
      Cedar and Stain
      Coast Beauty Co.
      Coast Protein
      Cord & Stone Coastal Creations
      Dig Leather Co.
      Dorrit & Millie
      Elephant Garden Creamery
      Evo Car Share
      Goodboy Collective
      Il Fioraio Floral Design
      Harly Jae
      Hecho & Co.
      Howl & Home
      Joie de Cristaux
      Kasandy | Locally Global
      Keltie Leanne Designs
      Kismet Essentials
      Kunye Complexion Co.
      Liebelle Designs
      The Little Archives
      Loa Skin Care
      Lone Goat Soap Co.
      Lost at Sea
      Luli Designs
      Lulu Fiedler Contemporary Jewelry
      Luna Nectar
      Luvly Bebe
      Mind the Minimal
      Moonbrew Tonic Co.
      Moksha Yoga
      Nadine Nevitt & Co.
      Novel Supply Co.
      Paper Provision
      Peregrine Supply Co.
      Rootside Provisions
      Rustica Custom Finishes
      Shelan Markus Photography
      Short and Sweet Cookie
      Simply Delish Soup and Salad
      Supported Soul
      Tessa Lee Designs
      The Modern Pantry
      Village Goods
      Whisk Premium Matcha
      Wild Dandelion
      Wild Skincare Inc.
      Your Bag of Holding
      You + Me Candles

      Fall For Local takes place on September 9 and 10, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, at the Pipe Shop Building (115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver). Tickets start at $3 online and are $5 at the door.

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