In 1998, Sally and Ray Cook transformed themselves from cattle farmers to flea market operators. After a successful 24-year run at the Goshen Flea Market in Goshen, Ontario, the couple are making another transformation — into retirees. As they put it on their flea market Web site, “ Well it‘s true. The last weekend in Sept. will be the end of the flea market. It’s been a long and fun time we’ve been open, and we thank all who have come and visited. We will miss you all.”
Sally Cook also sold painted furniture at a booth in the market, which was held in two warehouse-like buildings situated on a 200-acre farm, according to a report at EMC Arnprior, a local news site. “I know it’s going to be missed, especially by us,” she said. The last day of operation for the market, which has operated every Sunday, is Sept. 25.
Photo credit, with thanks: Goshen Flea Market.