Connie, founder of the Baker's Market, staff's her own booth on opening market day.
This past Saturday the Vancouver Baker’s Market reopened for it’s second fall season, after opening last year. It will now be open every Saturday from now to December, 11am – 3pm; and although it’s a bit of a trek to get to in South Vancouver, it is worth the trip!
Connie started the Baker’s market last year, and is excited about kicking off another season of local bakers. “Every week we get different vendors, so you gotta come every week to check it all out,” she said amongst the buzz of the market.
Buttercup Cake Design at Baker's Market
The opening Saturday vendor’s included our friend Amanda Goats, local pastry chef, who I chatted with a few months ago and has since launched her own business: Buttercup Cake Design. Amanda will be at the market every Saturday this fall, and is just one of many fun vendors on display.
Miss Mandy’s Sweet Treats, selling mini bundt cakes and home made chocolates, is another vendor at the market and sold out quickly. Damien’s Belgian Waffles, real Belgian waffles, in many flavours and even chocolate covered were heavenly to sample. Other vendors included fresh baked bread, cupcakes, cookies, mini-pies, and much more.
Damien's Waffles on display at Baker's Market, white chocolate covered in bottom right - rich & yummy!
The vendor list is available on the market website, but be sure to arrive early because the fresh baked goods move quickly!
There were approximately 12 vendors on Saturday and 10 new vendors will join this coming Saturday – making it a tight squeeze with all the more to feast your fall sweet-tooth on!
Connie had a minute to spare while staffing her own booth at the market, so I could ask about the market’s beginning.
How did the Baker’s Market start? Basically I love baking, and my friends got tired of eating my stuff. And I really felt that there are so many talented people out there who want to share their products, so instead of giving it away I thought we could try a central location where people can share their love of baking.
Baker's Market even has a Guest Book table with fun fridge magnets!
BLOG OR BUST #4: GOURMET FURY!
The Gourmet Fury is another great Vancouver Food Blog, who also happened to cover the spring season of the Baker’s Market earlier this year. Although I first learned about Melody Fury, the author, earlier in my summer of blogging. Then, she had just covered solid ground during the Winter Games through her posts with videos, photos, and recipes as part of her culinary tourism angle.
Melody is also the founder of Vancouver Food Tour; and has an accolade of coverage and awards already for her quality food blogging. As another great foodie to follow, Melody continues to validate Vancouver as a quality place to eat. She eats and Tweets, and is a fun follow – enjoy Gourmet Fury!