The venues offer as much entertainment as goods

Weekend flea and farmers markets, it seems, have popped up all over Hernando County in recent years.

Regardless of one’s taste in goods or ambiance, shoppers likely will find whatever they’re looking for or something they didn’t realize they needed.

A nearly circular drive around the county will deliver you to the Hernando County Farmers Market on official canada goose outlet Commercial Way, just north of Spring Hill Drive; the Airport Farm and Flea Market on Spring Hill Drive near cheap canada goose Broad Street; the Fairgrounds Flea Market and canada goose outlet cheap canada goose uk nyc Thrift Store on Broad Street on the south goose outlet canada side of Brooksville; and, finally, to the Downtown Brooksville Farmers Market.

The Times recently took a tour to canada goose outlet online uk do some comparison shopping.

At each location, vendors, collectors and, yes, you might say hucksters, canada goose outlet toronto factory serve up a smorgasbord, from fresh to new to old, along with a lot of good humored banter, sales pitches, even an education. The venues offer as much entertainment as goods. A quick stop and look can lead to a fascinating daylong outing. each Saturday.

Spreading across six or seven canada goose jacket outlet stall lengths, Beasley’s ranks as the single largest vegetable seller among the outdoor markets.

The spanking clean and artful display connotes the tone of the market overall somewhat upscale, colorful and sparkling, not the least of which is Everlast Inc. greenhouses of Masaryktown, with reasonably priced frilly or velvety orchid plants in a rainbow of hues.

Equally canada goose uk outlet eye catching, handmade and commercially produced jewelry is in abundance, along with hand stitched textiles, from pot holders to quilts and handbags. Via the farm and the kitchen are honey, jams, cheeses, baked goods, sauces, spices and pots of herbs.

The debut of eight Tampa based food trucks on a recent Saturday “was much better than we could ever imagine,” said Canora. “We had to direct traffic in and out. The next food truck rally is scheduled for Dec. 8.

The Airport Farm and Flea Market, with a roof over each stall, has been showcasing more than 200 vendors since its early October reopening, with “farm” added to the former title.

Produce tables share space with items ranging from antique to dusty old, need a new home and new in their manufacturers’ packaging. each Friday and Saturday, is attracting 2,500 to 3,000 visitors on Saturdays, said new owner canada goose outlet new york city Nick DelCorso.

The pace ranges Canada Goose online from pause and ponder to shouldering through a crowd. The cheap canada goose atmosphere can be raucously fun.

Consider barker Ricky Gene of Hudson, who hollers so the entire building can hear as he pockets a wad of cash: “I got another happy customer here!”

Gene’s sign reads, “Liquidation.”

Asked what he’s liquidating, the happily grubby guy deadpans, “The back of my truck.”

While somewhere in that truck lurks his handmade furniture, it’s nearly overwhelmed by items such as a kitschy flamingo yard ornament with Christmas lights under its wings, a pottery vase he might try to pawn off as Indian made but bearing a sticker from a local department store, plus a fabric dragon hand puppet of Canada Goose Coats On Sale which he tells a shopper, “You have to feed him cloth worms.”

Just as dedicated to his wares, Joe Adams of Brooksville points to a small can, under glass, of Singer sewing machine oil.

“Excellent condition,” he beams, “and it still has some oil in it.”

The manufacturer’s canada canada goose uk shop goose outlet sale painted price on the can is 30 cents. “No bar code,” Adams adds.

“People collect these canada goose outlet things,” he Canada Goose sale insists.

His price: $15.

Each market draws its food vendors, canada goose outlet in usa but likely none quite like Frank and Lori Mostoufi of Cajun Express Seafood at the airport site. A regular purveyor of Louisiana seafood to Canada Goose Jackets area restaurants and fish markets, Frank said, “We thought we’d try a flea market.”

While he tends chests of iced shrimp, crab and gator meat, Lori stirs appetizer size treats in a pair of electric buy canada goose jacket fry pans.

“Try shrimp sausage?” Frank asks a dubious onlooker.

He thrusts forward canada goose outlet uk sale a toothpick skewered bite with an alluring aroma of charcoal grill. He made a sale, and with a promise to come back for more if her husband liked it as well as she did.

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