Q: Where is your market located?
A: We pop up in a different space for each market! We don’t have a brick and mortar space, and instead we often partner with small local businesses at their locations, or we rent out space. Always check this website, and our social media to see where we’re headed next! We’re always looking for great spaces all around DFW for the next market, too. If you know of one, let us know!
Q: Where do I park?
A: Parking information can often be found on our social media and website updates a few days before each event. We do our best to outline where you can park, but please keep in mind to pay attention to any signs about parking around you so that you won’t park in a wrong spot. We cannot be held responsible for parking tickets.
Q: You say this is a vegan market but I talked to a few of your vendors and they aren’t even vegan or vegetarian! What’s up with THAT?
A: We are definitely a vegan market in the sense that we require everything sold in our market to be vegan. Our market founders are vegan, and we definitely love and support our vegan owned and operated businesses. However, we’re also a market that has a focus on local and sustainable goods, too, and we want to support those local small businesses who make products from recycled or earth-friendly materials that are also animal-free, cruelty-free, and vegan-friendly, even if the business owners are not vegans themselves. Because the truth is, even the most “hard-core” vegans buy products from non-vegan companies almost every day. If you have the choice to support a small, local, and earth-friendly company, you probably would rather choose them over a large, environmentally destructive one, right? The overall goal of our market is to make local, ethical and sustainable shopping a little easier for our DFW people, and we’ll always strive to find ways of how we can better serve that mission.
We’ve also had so much positive feedback from non-vegan vendors (and visitors!) about veganism and our markets. Many vendors have decided to make more vegan products than they might have normally done before, and to us, that signals we’re moving in the right direction by being inclusive while still holding true to our values through our market standards. In a perfect world, everyone would be a vegan. We’re not in a perfect world, though. We’re in Texas. 😉
Q: How do I become a vendor?
A: Simply fill out our vendor application!
Q: I want to be a vendor, but I’m never invited out after I apply, or I have been told my products aren’t up to your standards, even though I’m vegan. You bunch of jerks!
A: Oh man, we really hope you don’t think we’re jerks. :'( Here’s some of the reasons we haven’t reached out and/or may have declined your application to be in our market.
- If your business falls under the food cottage law, unless we’re permitted as a farmer’s market, a non-profit or a city event, we cannot have you at our markets even though TRUST US WE WANT YOU THERE ALL THE TIME! We’re working hard to figure out how to restructure our business so that we can offer a regular market that CAN house cottage food vendors but it will take more time, money and effort on our part to work around each city’s permitting requirements in between planning current year markets, and we have a very limited budget. We thank you for your patience!
- If you’re a clothing, accessory or jewelry line and everything isn’t made by you and you don’t have at the very least USA made and sweatshop free or Fair Trade products, we cannot accept your application. No hard feelings! We would just like everything in our market to cruelty-free to both humans and animals.
- If you’re a brand spanking new business with not much in the way of social media, online presence, or no logo and/or pictures of your product, it can be difficult for us to decide if your business is right for our market. We understand starting up can be rough! If you would like our feedback or advice about starting up your brand, we’re happy to help out! Just let us know. 🙂