Markets offer secret treasures

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Flea markets have taken off recently around the area.

Stockton alone has five different flea markets happening around the city.

Just what exactly can you find at each market?

Screen Shot 2015-09-02 at 12.45.48 PMThe Stockton Open Air Mall located on North Wilson Way is open on Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

This market includes clothing, antiques, fresh produce and handmade goods.

“It’s a good place to find things you need. The people who sell give a good discount, to,” said Mari Mendoza, a local flea market enthusiast.

There is free parking, but it can become a hassle later in the day.

The Market at Delta College is open on Saturdays and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

This market includes, but is not limited to, tools, antiques, fresh produce and home goods.

Parking is free, as well.

The San Joaquin Fairgrounds Flea Market is located on Charter and Airport and is open on Wednesday and Thursday from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.

One can find new and used goods, collectibles and fresh produce. There are a variety of food to eat while you browse, and both parking and admission are free.

The Stockmarket is Stockton’s newest market and is located on East Weber Ave.

The Stockmarket isn’t weekly like the other local flea markets, but is an event that happens once a month or every other month.

This market includes handmade jewelry, home décor, vintage clothing and art.

There are also food trucks and live music. The next Stockmarket happens on Sept. 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Stockton Flea Market is located on South El Dorado Street and is open on Saturday and Sunday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Patrons can find almost anything they need, including fresh produce and food to snack on while browsing.

“My mother loves shopping here. She gets her fruits here. And she buys furniture here,” stated Mendoza.