Not ones to let flea-market season die easily, we went last weekend to Todd Farm. Todd Farm is a flea market that has been held for the last 37 years Sundays in Rowley from early April through the end of November. Up to 240 flea market vendors are spread out on its fields on any given Sunday. If you're looking for something in particular, its best to go early. And by early, we mean early like 6am (although you can still buy things until early afternoon). More after the jump.
Merchandise at Todd Farm varies from antique furniture, clocks, jewelry, art, and tools to industrial castors, scavenged old doors, honey products, homemade evergreen wreaths and vintage holiday decorations this time of year. For for the last few weeks of the season, things can go cheap because no one wants to store it over the winter if they don't have to.
We ended up buying an old industrial tray with a fat metal handle to use as an inbox ($1), a vintage file cabinet painted fire engine red ($5), and then we split a pair of these Thonet chairs with our friend Camilla. Each of us plans to paint and re-upholster them over the winter and use them as a desk chair. You never know what you'll find at Todd Farm so its a great way to get out early up on a crisp November morning with a friend and have fun looking.