New Jersey, or America’s Garden State as it is sometimes called, was once regarded as a dull neighbor of nearby New York. This is not the case anymore. Much has changed and New Jersey is today, in its own right, a state many want to be associated or even identified with. A booming nightlife scene, amazing beaches and value priced homes all make New Jersey a gem. But there’s something else that makes New Jersey a unique state – flea markets. Clean, friendly and fun, NJ flea markets will most likely redefine your idea of flea markets. Here’s a list of some of the most popular flea markets in New Jersey.
Berlin Farmer’s Market
It has been around since 1940, a hint that the market has something special that has kept it afloat for that long. It could be because it is family-owned or because it is clean. Whatever the case, Berlin Farmer’s market is arguably the best flea market in New Jersey. It is a weekend long indoor market that covers close to 150,00 sq. ft with more than 85 stores and 700 stall vendors. It is ideal for foodies, mostly because of the fresh produce sold. There are also dairy products vendors as well as meat and baked goods vendors. Shop, then sample what restaurants in the market have to offer. You can enjoy the different cuisines available at the market or take home some Caribbean food or Italian cuisine. Clothing, antiques, furniture and even car accessories abound here.
Collingwood Auction And Flea Market
Like Berlin Farmer’s Market, Collingwood Auction And Flea Market is also a pioneering flea market. Its strategic location in Central New Jersey makes the market ideal for tourists and anyone transiting to New York through New Jersey. The market features more than 400 outdoor vendors and over 100 indoor vendors. It has been featured in several publications as one of the best flea markets in the USA for bargain hunters. Expect affordable jewelry, fresh produce, furniture antique and even snacks here throughout the year.
New Egypt Flea Market
It takes place every Sunday and Wednesday from 7 am. Located in Cream Ridge, the flea market is home to more than 35 historic shops and an outdoor vending space. You can find just about anything here from home décor, records to collectible comics to rare antiques to gardening equipment. There are places to grab a bite, most of which feature local and international cuisines. Parking is hardly ever a problem here. It is in fact, free.
Columbus Farmers Market Complex
It stands out as the biggest and also the oldest flea market in Delaware. With more than 60 retail stores, a huge selection of outdoor vendors and shoppers from all over the country and beyond, it is easy to understand why the flea market is so popular. The market also features the Columbus Antiques Mall, a nice spot for collectibles and antiques. You can shop for plants, clothing, baked goods, fresh produce and even seafood here. Local artwork for art lovers and handmade gifts can also be found here.