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The Flea Bite: September

Our guide to buying local in the Boston area in September 2019


July is officially here! Your pits are sweaty, so get out of your apartment and get to some markets. Nothing makes you feel cooler than buying local.




September 8th, 2019: Green Market Flea

Black Market Flea is BACK, baby! And this time it’s green with the envy of those who are eco-conscious.

“We are excited to present our eco-friendly version of our Bi-Monthly Black Market Flea, complete with sustainable and eco-friendly vendors and an assortment of workshops. Including getting more engaged with fighting climate change in your homes and in your communities. Take a step away from the carbon-based life you know and check out these radical, conscious vendors and organizations!

As always there will be a raffle with prizes donated by our vendors! And coffee for sale, donated by 1369 Coffeehouse

Bootstrap Compost will be hauling away all the coffee grounds and compostable coffee cups, but you can also bring a reusable mug for your coffee and get a free raffle ticket.

Featuring some incredible workshops!”

Looks like music and workshops will be happening all day. The perfect place to hang out, learn, buy local and have a great time.


September 28th, 2019: Be the Artist at Bartlett:

Just learned of this one through the Mayor’s Office. If you’re an artist with connection to the Roxbury neighborhood, applications are still open.

“Nuestra Comunidad Community Development Corporation in Roxbury announces its inaugural arts festival “Be the Artist at Bartlett” on Saturday, September 28, 2019 from 11 am to 6 pm at the site of its future arts and nature park “Oasis@Bartlett” a centerpiece of the Bartlett Station project at 2565 Washington Street in Roxbury. The free event will also feature food and beverages from local vendors.

In addition to a day filled with professional performances of music, dance and spoken word on the festival stage and interactive activities throughout the day with the performers and attendees, the festival will feature “Roxbury’s Got Talent” an opportunity for local singers, dancers, musicians and poets to perform on the stage and compete for cash prizes and future paid performances at Oasis@Bartlett. Contestants must either reside in Roxbury or have a connection to the community. ”

Sounds like it’ll be a fun party for sure!


September Calendar:

September 7th: So Long Summer Buzz at ONCE in Somerville

Buzz is about to close up its summer season. They’ve been doing a really fantastic job with their markets all summer long and while they have one left in the fall, this seems to be the end of their season.

“20+ vendors with art, handmade, craft, vintage, records and more, full bar with craft cocktails available!”

It’s the last one of the summer so you know it’ll be legit. As crazy as Somerville gets, this will top it. So like, nutella on your crepe crazy. Get on down to this one!



September 7, 14, 21, 28: A Little Bazaar at Mill No 5 in Lowell:

A Little Bazaar is back to running events every Saturday in September at Mill No 5 in Lowell. Guess what? They’re all themed as well!

September 7th will focus on oddities with tarot readers and the unusual, September 14th will be focused on local makers, September 21 will be taken over by Girl Magic Meets who write: “Founded by Brenda and Nancy, Girl Magic Meets is a space where womxn empower each other through collaboration, photography, and sisterhood.” and on September 28th they close it out with Itty Bitty at which expect vendors of all the little adornments that make you smile: pins, stickers, patches & jewelry!


September 14th: 4th Annual Revere Beach Art Festival

I love Revere Beach! So much fun going on in the north end these days. They’re even throwing a beachside art festival this month

“Join us for the 4th Annual Revere Beach Art Festival happening at the Markey Bridge in Revere on Saturday, September 14th! The day will be filled with fun activities, including a live art competition with a chance for participating artists to win up to $1,500. There will be activities for kids, too. Come to admire the local art and enjoy a beautiful fall day! ”

If you’re an artist, looks like they’re still accepting applications as well.


September 14: Burrillville Arts Festival

Ok, Burrillville is having an arts festival that’s actually in the Assembly Theater in Harrisville.

“The Burrillville Arts Festival is back for 2019! Come out for over 100 crafters and vendors! Kids activities including touch a truck, facepainting and more. Live music all weekend”

Could be fun?

September 8, 22 and 29: The Providence Flea in downtown Providence, RI

The Providence Flea takes place every Sunday. It will be happening outdoors through September (except for Sept. 15 due to a conflicting city marathon from 10 am – 4 pm.) It takes place across from 345 South Water St, Providence RI 02903 and looks like a straight up party.


Thanks everyone! Check back in throughout the month as this Market Season really gets into the swing of things and I’ll be updating if anything pops up! Remember, buy local, cider local, swig local, and be local!

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