A family business selling pumpkins and Christmas trees has grown a new branch, as Bambi’s Market Place holds its grand opening this weekend. According to market manager Chelece Divelbiss the new swap meet was inspired by family members.
“We’ve been selling pumpkins and Christmas trees for 20 years. Last year we moved to a new location, a former nursery with a yard and warehouse space,” says Divelbiss. “My family members wanted to have a yard sale inside the warehouse. It was a small thing, but we went from there to here.”
“Now we are starting an indoor meet where vendors can come out and rent a booth,” she explains. Bambi’s Market Place will run every Saturday excluding holiday weekends, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. About 15 vendors have committed to coming to the opening this Saturday, April 9. The market has room for up to 40. “A lot of people come at the last minute,” Divelbiss adds.
The spaces at the flea market are 10×10, and it costs $30 to rent a booth. Two tables are available for $5 more, and vendors on a budget can rent a single 8-foot table for $15. Vendors renting full spaces can bring extra tables.
Divelbiss says she is also considering a co-op produce market that could be held one night a week. The market has been advertising on Craigslist. For more information, contact Chelece Divelbiss at (530) 415-7540.