<ro>Shop for antiques
<lst><b>* Flora’s Feathered Nest
12211 River Road
* Potomac Village Antiques
9906 River Road
Potomac’s country-town history makes it a haven for antique enthusiasts. Local shops selling antiques include Flora’s Feathered Nest and Potomac Village Antiques. Many private antiques dealers work out of their homes. Flora’s Feathered Nest’s hours of operation are 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday during the summer months. Potomac Village Antiques is open 11 a.m.-6 p.m. seven days a week.
<ro>Buy a cheap book
<lst><b> Potomac Library
10101 Glenolden Drive, Potomac
For the price of several days’ late fees, you can buy books to keep at the book sales Potomac Library holds periodically. The next book sale at Potomac Library is on Saturday, July 8 from 9 a.m.-1 p.m., and sponsored by the Friends of the Potomac Library. Most hardbacks $1.00 and paperbacks $.50.
<ro>Buy fresh, local produce
<lst><b>* Potomac Farmer’s Market
10301 River Road (Behind Potomac Presbyterian Church)
* Bethesda Farmer’s Market, Norfolk and Woodmont Avenue
* Homestead Farms
15600 Sugarland Road, Poolesville
* Butler’s Orchard
22200 Davis Mill Road, Germantown
Potomac is home to two seasonal farmers markets and in the neighborhood of several other markets and pick-your-own farms. All of the markets sell only locally-grown produce, flowers, and plants, and homemade baked goods and treats.
The Potomac Farmer’s Market is open every Thursday from 1-4:30 p.m., May-October. The Bethesda Farmer’s Market is open every Tuesday from 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m., May-October.
Just up the road in Poolesville, Homestead Farm is a pick-your-own farm that also sells Christmas trees in winter and holds a bevy of annual events. The farm stand at River Road and Congressional Parkway sells pumpkins in the autumn, flowers in the spring, and produce in the summer. Butler's Orchard in Germantown, a pick-your-own farm and farmer's market, is another local favorite.
<ro>Go to the Bethesda Flea Market
<lst><b>Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market
7155 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda
The Bethesda Flea Market is one of the area’s oldest flea markets. Situated on the grounds of the Montgomery Farm Women’s Cooperative Market, the flea market is open every Sunday from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., weather permitting. Market vendors sell antiques, furniture, jewelry, collectibles and more. There are no fresh goods or flowers sold. If you want to set up a stall and sell your goods at the market, come to the site before 8 a.m.
<ro>Roam your neighborhood
<lst>Driving around your neighborhood you’ve probably seen Yard Sale signs. Most people have sales on Saturdays or Sundays, so pick a weekend and go to some — you never know what you can find. What is more, it’s a great way to get to know your neighbors and your neighborhood!