After a summer break, the new Clover Market is resuming operations for the fall season. The market, which first opened in April of this year, will run twice a month in September, October, and November, starting Sept. 12. The vintage and crafters flea market ran on six dates in the spring, and will do so for another six days in the fall.
Janet Long, an interior designer, launched the market in Ardmore, Pa., after visiting the famous Brooklyn Flea. She was inspired to create Clover Market as a place for local antique dealers, artists, and makers to sell their creations offline, for a change. As she told the Main Line Times about her vendors, “We have people who don’t have a storefront. They’re not at that point in their business. They have a chance to have a physical storefront for a day.”
She found local artisans on sites such as Etsy.com and recruited them for her upscale flea market.
For the fall season, Long is trying a couple new attractions. First, there will be live music every day the market is open. Six local bands are already signed up and listed on the market’s Web site. And in addition, new vendors this fall include coffee and fresh flower sellers.
Vendors at the market pay a base rate of $95 per day, with discounts available to those who commit early or to a number of dates.
Photo credit, with thanks: Main Line Times.
Aug. 27 Update: FleaMarketZone has heard from Janet Long, who says that the summer hiatus comes from the extreme summer heat in the parking lot … and the way town clears out as folks head to the shore. She adds, “I’m focusing this fall on expanding the number of sellers, especially in vintage clothing, jewelry, and artisan-crafts categories. Sellers vary from week to week, of course, but I’m really trying to get a nice healthy mix across all of the categories!” And she offers a link to a brand-new set of great photos of the market.