Of Flea Markets, Thrift Stores and Farmers Markets: Shopping local energizes your neighborhoods and communities

If you didn’t know any better, you’d think you’d have to travel miles away from town to visit a Jacksonville farmers market. Or perhaps you think you must spend an hour commuting downtown to a flea market to buy that one-of-a-kind handmade craft. But you’d be wrong! Just around the corner from where you are, local flea market vendors and community farmers bring their goods and produce right into your neighborhood – so you don’t have to spend hours going to them. They bring you everything you need…just around the corner from where you live, work and shop!

Exploring a Unique Neighborhood Destination

From gun holsters and knives, to sunglasses and shades, your neighborhood Jacksonville flea market is the place to get them…ALL under one roof – and right around the corner from where you are! As you move around and soak in the ambiance of your surroundings, you’ll be amazed at how diverse the setting is. You’ll meet your friends and neighbors, who run their businesses there, in various places – from tents and pushcarts, to box trucks and SUVs.

They’re selling:

  • Shoes and dresses
  • Handcrafted anklets and barefoot jewelry
  • Tasty snacks and street food, cold beers, boiled peanuts
  • Seafood treats

At your neighborhood flea market, you’ll find everything that you need – including household furniture, canned and packaged goods, and gifts and trinkets for the holidays or every other occasion. And, if you want fresh foods and produce, they’re not too hard to find either!

From Farm to Family

Don’t have time to go downtown or across the city to shop for that big family dinner later tonight? Well…don’t worry, your local Jacksonville farmers market has you covered! You’ll find it all right there, just a few blocks from your work place or home:

  • Fresh fruits
  • Recently harvested vegies
  • Meat
  • Packaged foods
  • Home-baked pies and tarts
  • Freshly baked bread

The enterprising farmers who stock and staff these stalls are your neighbors and friends, many of whom farm the lands right within (or nearby) your communities. Your support means they can continue to bring farm fresh produce and goods to you – their neighbors – for many more years to come!

Make a Family Day of It

If you live in a neighborhood near a Jacksonville flea market, or you know of a farmer’s market in and around your community in Jacksonville, why not make a trip down and experience the amazing atmosphere that’s out there. It’s a cross between a fair, a family picnic and a mini-carnival. You’ll even see many of your neighbors in the various shops and stalls, serving you meals and offering you some great deals.

In fact, these events are a great way to spend quality family time with your loved ones. And, when you buy from these shops, or enjoy a nice home-cooked treat, or take home farm-fresh produce from one of the stands and stalls, you’ll be supporting a great cause – of keeping local shops and vendors in business. Best of all, you don’t have to travel far to experience it – it’s all right here, just around the corner from you!

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