New public market seeks vendors

Set to open in former Buckerfield’s location

Abbotsford’s first and only permanent public market is offering space free to vendors this Sunday, Nov. 24.

The space will be open for the first time from 1 to 5 p.m. during the annual Christmas tree lighting in the old downtown core.

Railway District Public Market is located at the former Buckerfield’s location at 2518 West Railway St.

The market will run on Saturdays and Sundays, with plans to eventually expand to a seven-day operation.

Vendors are now being invited to apply for a spot to display and sell their artwork, jewelry, produce, organic food, confectionaries and more.

Spaces are available both indoors and out, and vendors can rent a spot on a daily, weekly or monthly basis.

The market is the brainchild of Andrea Sandau, who moved to Abbotsford a few years ago from Vancouver and always wondered why there was no permanent public market in the area.

The old Buckerfield’s building became vacant, bringing the concept one step closer to reality. Now, the work begins to select vendors to fill the 9,000-square-foot building.

Those interested are asked to respond by email to