Mountain Feed and Hay’s Art, Farm and Flea Market in Mountain Center emphasizes locally produced art, crafts and natural products with an emphasis on country, ranch and Western.
Located on the “green” adjacent to Sandy Brunet’s ranch-themed tack, feed and collectible shop, the flea market is now in its second year.
“We run the last Saturday of the month, May through September, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.,” said Brunet. “And we try not to conflict with other art and horse events on the Hill. The most recent open market took place on Saturday, Aug. 29.
“I’m a horse owner. We carry a lot of premium-quality things not available elsewhere on the mountain. Shane [Stewart, land owner,] has been really helpful letting us expand our business footprint. It’s given us the opportunity to showcase local arts and crafts.
“Our Art, Farm and Flea Market is like a giant yard sale, giving people from Idyllwild, Anza and Garner Valley a place to market their goods.”
Brunet, a Youngstown, Ohio, native and Garner Valley resident, is upbeat about the monthly outdoor market event and the kinds of products she supplies for horse owners, ranchers and collectors of Western-themed art and riding accessories.
“We started last year’s outdoor market with only five vendors,” she said. “This year we’ve expanded to independent distributors like Tupperware and Avon.”
Brunet listed some of the vendors from Saturday’s event: providing produce, canned goods, and other homemade articles were Full Moon Harvest with organic produce, herbs and plants; Abba produce; Frosty Alpine Acres; the Jam Lady; and Kathy Gonzalez’s soaps. Also represented were jewelers Patrick Barry, Aussen Wolf and L. Eileen Sinnigan.
In addition to the end of the month September event, Brunet is planning a Labor Day fall festival with pony rides and face painting, as well as an October consignment event that will be held at an estate in Pinyon she is closing out for an older woman.
For more information about Brunet’s events, visit www.thegreenatmountaincenter.com or call Brunet at 949-300-3255. Mountain Feed and Hay is located at 29470 Highway 243 in Mountain Center directly across from the Mountain Center Market and Spirit gas station.