Hartville Flea Market
Berlin, OH - Events of Thursday, September 5, 2014
A couple of weeks ago when we met Margery's college friend for lunch at Hartville Kitchen, we left early so Paul could look around Hartville Hardware beforehand. Hartville Flea Market is located right behind Hartville Hardware, but we didn't get going early enough in the morning to have time to go to the both the flea market and the hardware, so we decided to go back to Hartville last Thursday to check out the flea market.
There are indoor vendors with mostly new merchandise in a large, brick building.
Inside the two-story section of the building at the main entrance is a food court. The vendor shops extend out from both sides of the food court, and there are also shops on the second floor mezzanine above.
There are also a couple of rows of vendors out in the parking lot in nice weather. The weather was beautiful the day we went, so there was a fairly good turn out.
There are also two covered, outdoor vendor areas. One of them is mostly produce where we picked up a tomato for our lunches.
There was also one vendor in the produce section who had some nice mums. Some of them are shown in the photo below, and some are shown in a closeup in the photo at the very top of the post. We're seeing mums for sale all around the area lately, and it's a reminder that fall is on the way and it will soon be time for us to head south.
Margery found some good online reviews for the Angry Barbecue (the name reminds us of the Mean Pig near Little Rock), so we decided to stop there for lunch after the flea market. The Angry Barbecue is located in a strip mall adjacent to Belden Village Mall near North Canton.
They didn't have any platters on the menu, so we both had a pulled pork sandwich without the bun (around $8 for a combo that includes one side). Paul had fries for his side, and Margery had onion rings. We also shared an à la carte side of cole slaw. The fries were hand cut and were outstanding, and the onion rings were very good, too. They were nice and crisp. The barbecue was good, but not real smoky. The presentation, however, is a step or two above most barbecue joints. The meal was served on a paper-lined, heavy metal tray garnished with pickled onions and angle-cut scallions.
They have three kinds of barbecue sauce - Sweet, Angry and Mad. They are all very thick and sweet with an increasing amount of heat. Angry wasn't all that hot, and Mad was a little too hot, so we mixed a little Mad with the Angry. As we said, the sauces were all pretty sweet, so we were wishing we also had a little vinegar-based sauce to mix in, too.
After lunch we made a quick stop at Walmart in Massilon to pick up a few thinge we needed, then headed back to the motor home to relax for the rest of the day.