Friday, October 19, 2018

In Michigan, a garden center grows a flea market

Stacy Frodl

Stacy Frodl

The owner of a combination ice cream shop and garden center is adding a flea market that will debut on June 10 in Pierson Township, Mich. Stacy Frodl’s latest entrepreneurial venture — called the Pierson Outdoor Market — features a new crushed concrete parking lot and concessions with food from the grill, according to Frodl, correcting a report on, a Michigan-oriented news site. As of today, 33 vendors have signed up for the grand opening.

The proposed market has been approved by the local town board. It will be open every other Friday and some Saturdays. The cost to rent a 20×30 space is $10. There will be musical acts scheduled at each market as well.

The market is thriving online even before it opens, with 174 Facebook fans. Frodl is advertising on Facebook, in local classified ads, and on Craigslist. According to the market’s Web site, vendors who book all dates in advance will get one of those dates free. For more information, call Stacy Frodl at the Pierson Outdoor Market at (616) 636-8677 or e-mail

Photo credit, with thanks: Stacy Frodl


One Response to “In Michigan, a garden center grows a flea market”
  1. Laurie Bachert says:

    I just want to know if we are allowed to sell water/pop at the flea market?


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