Flea markets are often the heart and soul of a community. They serve as common ground where people can easily interact with one another and a place where social and economic activity truly come alive. Flea markets are the perfect venue for entrepreneurs to test out their products and where members of the public can gather to buy local goods, demonstrating that these types of markets directly benefit the producers, consumers and the wider community.
Flea markets are important spaces for connection and local economic development. The connections that are made between buyers and sellers promote a sense of place which is a crucial component for individuals to feel anchored within their own communities. Establishing this feeling is important as individuals become more likely to continue circulating their money within the region. Here are a few more ways flea markets help the local NJ economy:
In addition to helping the local economy, flea markets and farmers markets also offer other benefits such as providing people with healthier food options, enhancing community image and improving the overall quality of life. At Cowtown Farmers Market, we have been serving the buyers and sellers of Southern New Jersey since 1926. From our humble beginnings as a livestock auction, we now feature both indoor and outdoor facilities showcasing over 400 vendors, selling their unique goods every Tuesday and Saturday from 8 am – 4 pm. When you buy local, you are contributing to the local economy by supporting small businesses, so we encourage you to take a few moments out of your day to see what the best flea market in South Jersey has to offer!
Visit our markets every Tuesday and Saturday, rain or shine. For more information, please fill out our online contact form. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, take a look at our vendor requirements.