At the Berkeley Flea Market, the vendors and shoppers are anything but shy. Everyone’s up for a chat, over tables full of incense, secondhand cowboy boots, jewelry, records, Barack Obama merchandise and more. The market was found to be one of the country’s most diverse, base on a study by PPS in the 90s.
On one end of the market, a large group of men had organically formed a drum circle to the delight of shoppers.
With its inception in the mid- 1970s and its basis founded on activism and social justice, the market continues to be a welcoming and active hub of life in Berkeley.