Friday, April 27, 2018

Greenhouse effect heats up sales at market held in a nursery

Flea Market Under Glass exterior signOtten Brothers, a nursery in Long Lake, Minn., and Junk Market Style, an event and style company, have teamed up to create a new joint market, the Flea Market Under Glass, which launched March 3, 4, and 5. Named for the 15,000-square-foot greenhouse in which it was held, the swap meet featured flea market vendors and horticulture experts, with an emphasis on vintage, antique, and craft merchandise.

According to Junk Market Style owner Sue Whitney, the market was a huge success. “It was awesome,” she says. “I had 50 spaces and 45 vendors, and well over 3,000 people attended. The vendors were all very happy.”

She says that the venue was ideal, and the layout encouraged a fun atmosphere. “Shoppers had plenty of room to stroll,” says Whitney, “and they stayed a long time because it was a comfortable shopping experience.”

Junk Market Style and 45 vendors teamed with Otten Brothers Nurseries

Junk Market Style and 45 vendors teamed with Otten Brothers Nurseries in Minnesota to create the Flea Market Under Glass.

Otten Brothers and Junk Market Style are planning another Flea Market Under Glass for September, but with more vendors, including a farmers market section on a patio outside and a charitable event the night before.

Whitney also holds three smaller flea market events annually, not in the nursery greenhouse. She has written three books on what she calls “junk market style,” and she speaks around the country. For more information, contact Junk Market Style.

Photo credits, with thanks: Otten Brothers and Junk Market Style.

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