We round up the best places for vintage produce and fresh furniture Forget the Goodwill and the Wal-Mart grocery aisle: When it’s summertime, everything — even bargain-hunting — needs to happen outside. Here are our picks for great area flea markets for deal hounds, as well as our favorite farmers markets for fresh locally grown or produced foods. Hartville MarketPlace & Flea Market Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays; 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 1289 Edison St. NW • Hartville www.hartvillemarketplace.com The marketplace is the indoor area of this shoppers’ bonanza; the flea market is the space outside. Several yearly festivals and more than 1,000 vendors — not to mention Sarah’s Grille, where shoppers can chow down on biscuits and gravy, Hartville Kitchen soups and ice cream — bring crowds to this year-round market. Shady Rest Market Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. State Route 250 between Beach City and Strasburg www.shadyrestmarket.com Despite having a name like a cemetery, the deals at Shady Rest Market are alive and kickin’. One of the oldest markets in the state, this market’s vendors set up shop beneath tents and trees just off Route 250. Rogers Community Auction Fridays, 7:30 a.m. – 10 p.m. 45625 State Route 154 • Rogers www.rogersohio.com The tiny Columbiana County village of Rogers (pop. 266) explodes each Friday with this community auction and flea market, the largest in the tri-state area. More than 350 vendors sell everything from fresh produce, meat and cheese to antique farming equipment. Four Seasons Flea Market Wednesdays and Sundays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 3000 McCartney Rd. • Youngstown www.fourseasonsfleamarket.com “Like going to 600 garage sales at once!” is the way Four Seasons describes their market, held twice a week just outside the Pennsylvania border. The 200-vendor market suffered a serious fire in 2008, but sellers and buyers are back in full force. Jamie’s Flea Market Wednesdays and Saturdays, 8 a.m. – 4 p.m. 46388 Telegraph Rd. • Lorain www.jamiesfleamarket.com Collectible stamps and coins, Amish furniture, books, produce, clothing, bedding plants, jewelry, leather goods and artwork all fill the booths at Jamie’s, which packs in more than 250,000 people a year. The indoor-outdoor year-round market is just off Route 58. Hudson Farmers Market Saturdays from June 26 to October 2, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 1 Main Street Green • Hudson www.hudsonfarmersmarket.org Pressed apple and grape juices, homemade pickles, locally bottled olive oil, maple candy, coffee and organic dog biscuits can be found alongside fruits and veggies here in Hudson’s Main Street Green. The market is part of Leadership Hudson, a community development project run by volunteers. Market at Lock 3 Fridays from July 15 to October 14; 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. 200 S. Main St. • Akron www.downtownakron.com This market features a slew of area vendors from creameries to pottery shops. Stop by for anything from vegan salads, organic honey and fresh garlic to custom-built furniture and horticulture advice from the Master Gardeners of Summit County. A free trolley runs along Main Street during market hours. North Union Market at Shaker Square Saturdays from April 9 to December 17, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. 13200 Shaker Square • Cleveland www.northunionfarmersmarket.org/markets/shaker.html An April sheep-shearing event kicked off this Cleveland farmers market, which runs through December and features fresh produce, baked goods and prepared foods. Catch the weekly Chef at the Market program, when chefs demonstrate recipes that take advantage of the market’s bounty.