The City of Delta is excited to announce that it has entered into an agreement with Ladner Village Market Ltd. to assume the assets and operation of the Ladner Village Market during the 2024 and 2025 seasons to continue the success of this popular community event. The Ladner Village Market has been a staple in Delta for 27 years and typically runs seven times in the summer on Sundays emphasizing a "Make It, Bake It, Grow It," philosophy.
The City of Delta recognizes the important role that the Market plays in the community as a gathering space for connection, bringing together individuals of all ages and interests from across Delta and neighbouring cities, all while supporting tourism, local businesses, and Delta's agricultural and artisan communities.
"The Ladner Village Market has been an integral part of Ladner Village for 27 years and synonymous with Summer in Delta. Our team approached the City to take over upon our retirement, knowing the leadership at Delta will honour the history of the Market and help it to flourish into the future. Mayor Harvie and members of Council appreciate the values of the Market and we believe they will continue to uphold these values. The Ladner Village Market has been a training ground for youth and a springboard for many successful entrepreneurs in our community. We look forward to seeing this continue at the Market in 2024 and beyond."
– The Ladner Village Market Managers
"We are so fortunate in Delta to have such an eclectic and vibrant local market. I want to thank the McKnight family and Jan Salvador for their dedication to and passion for making the Ladner Village Market such an integral summer event in our community. The local talent we have in our agricultural and artisan communities shine bright at the Market each year and I am pleased that the City of Delta can play a role in continuing to grow the Market for our community to enjoy."
– Mayor George V. Harvie
"I am proud of the work that our staff have done to make the acquisition of Ladner Village Market a reality. As someone who has enjoyed the market for over two decades, I want to commend the McKnights and Jan for growing this vital community event. We are pleased to continue the work of the Market to highlight over 200 vendors offering a variety of local produce and meats, artisan food, and handmade products. The City of Delta is looking forward to continuing to create a unique market experience for Delta residents."
– Sean McGill, City Manager
This year the City will work with the owners of Ladner Village Market Ltd. to ensure vendors and patrons will continue to enjoy the market as always, while preparing for a smooth transition to Delta in November. Delta plans to build on the success and history of the Market in Ladner and will prioritize a seamless transition to benefit all those who come to this incredible community event.
For more information on this news release, contact the Mayor’s Office at 604-946-3210 or e-mail Mayorharvie@delta.ca.