INWOOD —The popular Inwood Flea is back, and more vegan-friendly than ever.
The market, which first made its appearance in early 2012, is slated to reopen on Sunday, Aug. 26, showcasing vegan-only products and handicrafts made by local artisans through the end of November.
"We've asked our vendors to craft products without the use of leather or wool," said Inwood resident Daniel Strong who started the flea earlier this year with his girlfriend and Chickpea and Olive business partner Danielle Ricciardi, as a way to raise funds for the small businesses affected by a massive fire in January.
"It gives a niche market," he added.
So far, eight vendors are registered to sell at the cul-de-sac at West 207th Street and Seaman Avenue between 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Sundays though Nov. 18.
Confirmed vendors include: Manor House Soaps, City Street, The Lotus Root, I Classici, JuiceGeek, Little Chicken, Chickpea and Olive and Palo Products.
Strong and Ricciardi plan to sell their Chickpea and Olive spin on the classic burger, the "Fatty Beet Slider," a vegan beet-infused patty on a brioche bun.
The couple is still accepting applicaitons for vending slots.
To apply to sell at the market, fill out the Inwood Flea application and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit the market’s Facebook page.