WE'VE BEEN GROUNDED
As you all know, SVM has recently undergone a whole stack of changes.
Our first market at the new venue was a raging success and confirmed our hopes that SVM & Addison Rd Community Centre are a match made in heaven.
However, we’re having some teething issues.
In the days before our first market on March 3, we received word from Inner West Council that Addison Rd’s existing development application (DA) didn’t match the requirements for the size of our market. At that late stage, we decided with Addison Rd, to go ahead with the market in order to protect the livelihood of our stall holders. This resulted in a $6000 fine for the community centre.
Since then we’ve all been working hard at getting an appropriate DA in place in time for April and today, after a meeting with several key members of council, we were advised that at best, we would need to wait 100 days before it’s approval.
What that means
At this stage, frustratingly, April, May and June SVM will not go ahead in its current form.
We love our new venue, and are doing all we can to stay there and our thinking caps are well and truly on. We are tossing around a few ideas and will come back to you once we have cemented a new game plan, but rest assured, we have ideas for the next few months that feel exciting!
This sucks, we’ve tried our best to keep SVM running and we are all heart broken but are looking to the future, being kind to ourselves and are remembering that all good things have teething issues and SVM is good, it’s more than good, it’s incredible and we are confident we will get it across the line without any more fines!
As always, thank you for your support and love. It’s what keeps us going.
Our mates at Three Bent Legs created this incredible video and we are dyyyying over it!
Check the cutie at 1:01!
NO ORDINARY MARKET
Sydney Vegan Market is different. We have designed our market to embody and capture an experience that we'd want ourselves, and with your help create a go-to event that highlights the wonders of cruelty free living.
Running the 1st Saturday of every month in Marrickville, SVM is your ultimate destination for all things vegan. From fresh food to home wares to coffee to fashion, whether you're selling, buying or browsing, we have you covered.
A big outdoor market, entirely vegan!
FIND US @ ADDISON RD COMMUNITY CENTRE
142 ADDISON RD, MARRICKVILLE
WHAT WE'RE ABOUT
Vegan NSW are excited to be presenting Sydney Vegan Market. A monthly market held on the first Saturday of the month at the Addison Rd Community Centre, 142 Addison Rd, Marrickville, between 9am - 4pm.
Our main objective is simple; support vegans to maintain their veganism and we are confident that this market will do just that.
WHAT YOU'RE ABOUT
There is a shift in awareness happening right now, can you feel it? Words like "compassionate", "ethical" and "conscious" are everywhere, we are becoming aware of how and what we are consuming and it's an exciting time.
This market is for those who want to make and see a difference in vegansim in Sydney, create/produce/make products that are entirely vegan, wish to connect with like-minded people and are excited, passionate or just plain curious about experiencing a different way of eating and living.
So basically, if you're a local vegan business, you like to eat incredible vegan delights, buy cruelty free products, or you'd like to know more, swing by. It's going to be a good time, promise!
BE A STALL HOLDER
If you make vegan products or have an idea for a product that you'd like to test out and want to part of something that will change the face of veganism in Sydney then drop us a line!
BE A VOLUNTEER
Would you love to be part of something cool, or want to make a real difference and are up for getting a little dirty and working your butt off, then volunteer for SVM!
ARE YOU A VEGAN WITH TALENT?
Were you born to entertain? Know how to DJ? hold a note? Strum the guitar?
Want to perform in front of a bunch of other vegans? We want you!