|Treasures await behind these gates!|
First Monday has evolved over its 150 year history. New items, homemade items, and used items of all kinds are now offered for sale. You can find clothing, furniture, tools, junk, jewelry, antiques, collectables, garden decor and even - plants!!!! Yes!
I have purchased several different types of plants here over the years. Most of the time (I ask a lot of questions), the plant vendors are wholesalers that offer plants at good prices. The majority of the plants here are offered for around 1/2 the price that I've seen at box box stores. I've never had a problem (yet) with any plant I've purchased there. Still, "Buyer Beware" applies to anything purchased at Canton's Trade Days.
We walked for about 3 hours - a short day for most Trade Days visitors. Trade Days covers more than 100 acres of land, and has about 6,000 vendors. If you want it, they probably have it - somewhere!
In addition to plants, I also purchased some items for my home, a few things for the pets, and stocked up on goatskin gloves (my favorite kind of gardening gloves). We decided to go home early just because the cart was full!
I wish I had worn a pedometer. With miles and miles of rows and aisles, you can seemingly walk forever and never see it all. I'm joining Carolyn at This Grandmother's Garden for her Walk in the Gardens Challenge.