Manahawkin Flea in Season
Located in a former roller rink, the Manahawkin Flea Market has been a hub for food and merchandise vendors since 1977, when the indoor rink closed and the Petrucci family decided to open a flea market that made use of space both indoors and outdoors. The flea market had endured a devastating fire in September 2007 that forced the market to close for some time while repairs were made. Since then, however, the flea market has been rebuilt and attracts new vendors both indoors and outside. Outdoor vendors change from week to week, but the indoor vendors are arranged for a more boutique style experience. All of the vendors at Manahawkin Flea Market help the Petrucci family serve the community in bigger and better ways.
Tastes of the Season
As of the end of June, the Stafford Township Farmer’s Market component of the Manahawkin Flea Market is open with seasonal fruits, vegetables and seafood. “Ever since last year, we have started running the farmer’s market on behalf of the Stafford Township,” says Warren Petrucci, co-owner of the market. “So now we have it such that money generated from the farmers sales is donated to the township, which in turn is donated it to the local high school children in need.” The donations made through the farmer’s market are one way the market gives back to locals. New this summer, the indoor cheese shop is planning to host wine tasting parties alongside the neighboring bakery. “The cheese place is pretty new and business for them is going great. They’re really popular,” Petrucci says.
Those interested in operating an outdoor booth or indoor space can do so on a Friday, Saturday or Sunday for $10 on a Friday or $25 on a Saturday or Sunday. Those selling used or garage sale items are charged only $10 on any weekend day. More information is available via the contact information listed below.
For more information:
Manahawkin Flea Market
657 East Bay Ave
Manahawkin, NJ 08050
Tel: 609-597-1017 and 609-233-0000