I made my annual pilgrimage to the Brimfield Flea Market in Brimfield, Massachusetts on Wednesday. Brimfield is one of the largest flea markets in the world and people come from all over to buy and sell. If you have never been to a flea market there is nothing quite like it…
This trip I took my older daughter, Lindsey. She lives and works in NYC and needed a few things for her apartment. I wasn’t sure how she would like Brimfield, because flea markets really are an acquired taste. I think I can say that she caught the flea market bug.
There are fields after fields of vendors on top of vendors and just so much “junk”. But someone’s junk is always someone else’s treasure. It is amazing what people will sell and what people will buy. There is nothing you can’t find there and many things you never dreamed you would see.
At first Lindsey was overwhelmed and a little timid, but she soon became a pro. She learned how to sift through the junk to find the good stuff, how to barter for a better price, and how to walk away. Pretty quickly she understood why I love it so much – it’s just so much fun!
We couldn’t resist having our lunch at this food truck. They specialized in grilled cheese sandwiches and not just the ones made with American cheese. Ours were made with goat, cheddar and Asiago cheeses with caramelized onions and fig jam. Oh so good! Then we went onto the next food item – homemade apple cider donuts covered in cinnamon and sugar. I’m not sure I’ve ever eaten a freshly made donut that was so warm it melted in my mouth. It’s almost worth going just for the great food trucks!
As you can see the vendors are sometimes characters. We loved their crowns and their sense of humor!