May 12, 2017

Maplewood Garden Club Plant Sale

Each spring the Maplewood Garden Club puts on a plant sale and the deals are amazing. The sale is held in the parking lot of the Maplewood community pool. Last year I stopped by “just to look” and walked away with a dozen great plants to add to my garden for $130. Mature hosta for $4? Yes please! Large, healthy vinca for $6? Don’t mind if I do! At this sale a person could completely outfit a spring vegetable garden in one fell swoop and save a bundle in comparison to shopping at the local nurseries.

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May 05, 2017

Spring Rummage Sale

Twice a year, in the spring and in the fall, there is a fantastic rummage sale located about 30 minutes away from SOMA at the Far Hills Fairgrounds. The Far Hills Rummage Sale is put together as a fundraiser for the Visiting Nurses Association of Somerset Hills and it is an adventure!

It is best to go in the morning as the good stuff gets snapped up in a flash. Opening day is always a Friday and things tend to be priced a bit higher because that’s when the selection is widest and the dealers know it. 

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