Tampa, Fl - The Tampa Indie Flea is a local market that takes place at the historic Rialto Theatre on the third Sunday of every month. At the Flea, shoppers can buy a wide variety of home made products from local businesses that were handpicked to showcase their work.
"If you keep everything local, it creates a kind of community and people want to come and they want to spend," Collin Thompson of Thompson's Cigar Box Guitars stated.
"When you make a choice on where you are going to spend your money, you're also making a choice about your community and the kinds of businesses you want to support," said Beca Skeels, a maker for the Black Spring Folk Art. "[At the Flea] you are supporting local businesses, which means you're putting food on people's tables."
Besides the vendors, the Flea also hosts multiple food trucks and live music.