West Wind Public Market Blog

Selling at the Public Market



 Do you have any old clothes laying around the house that you’ve been meaning to get rid of? Power tools that haven’t been used in years? What about random household appliances or electronics? No matter what the item may be, the public market is the perfect place to sell them! Garage sales are great ...

Weekends at the Public Market



 Have you been looking for a place to do your weekend shopping, while spending quality family time? Well, look no further because the public market is the perfect place to do just that. The public market schedule varies across our six locations: Glendale, Solano, Oakland, San Jose, Santa Barbara and ...

A Day at the Public Market



 Recently I took a trip to the Coliseum Swap Meet. It was my first time at a swap meet/flea market/whatever you want to call it, so I had no idea what to expect. My experience was pleasant and I want to share it with you so you know what a typical day at the swap meet looks like.   One of the first ...

What's the Difference?


May 12, 2016

Having worked for West Wind Public Markets for over 18 years, I get asked what we are, all the time.  What is a public market and how does it differ from flea markets and swap meets?   The best way to look at it is that flea markets and swap meets are places that a person rents space to sell their g ...