Route 70 Flea Market Lakewood, NJ, USA

This morning I decided to try going to a flea market with my sandscapes. The weather appeared questionable early in the morning, but the car was loaded yesterday and I figured I would give it a shot. The Route 70 Flea Market is one of the only remaining authentic flea markets in New Jersey, and in my opinion, one of the best.

Having not had an opportunity to display at a flea market, I was concerned if there would be a market for my offerings. The craft fairs had worked well for me in the past. Before getting a space before dawn, I walked around to see what other vendors were selling. 

I would like to take this opportunity to thank a gentleman named Mike who sold me a box filled with wooden frames, just the kind I like to use to repurpose and make sandscape gardens. On my way to the car to drop off my purchase, I thought it would be nice to bring one of my completed sandscapes to Mike, as a gift and a way to say “thanks for the deal.” It was then that I decided to set up at a space. To my surprise, several people purchased sandscapes from me and several others had nice feedback and compliments. Thanks, guys!

After packing up and walking the aisles of the flea market one more time in search of future sandscape containers, I encountered Mike again who shared with me that his original intention of my gift to him was to pass it along to his brother, but he said his wife wanted to keep it!  I look forward to returning to the Route 70 flea market again soon. Regards all, Andy the Sandscaper- (             


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