Friday, July 18, 2014

Weekends at the Flea and Farmer's Market by Raine English

When I was a child, I used to love to go to flea markets. They were an adventure, and I never knew what treasures I might find there. Each weekend during the summer, my parents would scour the newspaper looking for a market for us to attend. But that was a long time ago, and I’d forgotten how much fun they were until a flea and farmer’s market opened in May at the local fairgrounds, just two miles from my home.

I’ve gone each Saturday, and I never know from week to week what the vendors will be selling. I haven’t been disappointed, though. One week I picked up a pair of binoculars perfect for watching the hawks that have a nest in the tree at the side of my house. Another time I came home with some gourmet olive oils and vinegars. The market has a wide variety of plants, fresh fruits, vegetables, herbs, and baked goods too.

However, one of my favorite finds was a vase that looks lovely in my office.

Have you been to a flea and farmer’s market lately? If not, I highly recommend it!

Raine English writes small-town sweet contemporary romances. Forever My Valentine is available now at Amazon. Her next release, Cherished Memories, is due out in August. Visit her website,, for updates on all her books


  1. I used to love to go to flea markets with my friends. It was a great way to stretch a dollar and find something unusual.

  2. I need to get into the habit of hitting the Farmer's Market regularly. I love all the fresh & locally-grown items!

  3. My husband loves flea markets. Me, not so much. They're growing on me though. The last time we went I strolled around for a couple of hours before heading back to the car to wait on him. :)