Welcome to the JP Flea – a celebration of all things artisanal, vintage, homemade, and community-oriented! Twice a year in Jamaica Plain’s picturesque Blessed Sacrament courtyard, we host a curated selection of over 80 vendors selling locally-crafted goods, original artworks, vintage wares, handmade crafts, artisanal eats, and more. The JP Flea has been a neighborhood institution since 2013, giving shoppers a unique opportunity to discover hidden gems while supporting small businesses and our talented community of makers and creators. We strive to foster connections between shoppers and the artists, crafters, and entrepreneurs who proudly call Jamaica Plain home.

Our Vendors

The JP Flea brings together a diverse, vibrant collection of vendors. You’ll find upcycled clothing from local designers using sustainable textiles and unique patterns. Screenprinted t-shirts sporting artsy imagery dreamed up by Jamaica Plain artists. Restored mid-century wooden furniture, given new life through precise repairs and bold, modern paint jobs. Hand-bound leather journals made right in the neighborhood. Gift boxes packed with artisanal chocolates, honey from urban bee farms, small-batch beauty products like nourishing lip balms, olive oil soap, soy candles. One-of-a-kind ceramics like etched mugs, hand-thrown vases, decorative bowls embellished with acrylic paints and metallic glazes. You’ll also discover macrame plant hangers, children’s toys crafted from natural wood, enamel pins with feminist designs, tote bags screenprinted by JP art collectives, and much more. Many of our makers also accept custom orders for that personalized touch.

In keeping with Jamaica Plain’s socially-conscious identity, we also host various local non-profits as vendors. It’s a great opportunity to discover volunteer opportunities or social justice groups working hard to better our community. You’ll often find organizations supporting youth arts education, urban gardening initiatives, sustainability efforts, homelessness aid groups, mentorship programs empowering young girls, and other impactful causes worth supporting.

Our Story

The JP Flea was started in 2013 by neighbor and flea market aficionado Sheila Coyle who envisioned an affordable marketplace supporting JP artisans and small business owners. Sheila comes from a family that has called Jamaica Plain home for generations and wanted to foster the creativity and entrepreneurial spirit that makes this neighborhood so special. What started as a humble gathering of 20 vendors on Centre Street has blossomed into a beloved community event with hundreds of shoppers exploring Blessed Sacrament’s courtyard twice a year – rain or shine!

We pride ourselves on selectivity and curation, hand-picking a collection of vendors that represents Jamaica Plain’s one-of-a-kind character. The application process is highly competitive, focusing on product quality, materials used, uniqueness, and connection to the surrounding community. Our vendors are largely Jamaica Plain locals, Boston residents, or artisans with deep ties to the neighborhood. Sheila still oversees vendor selection herself, working hard to build a lively, inclusive marketplace that feels distinctly “JP” for all.

Giving Back

The JP Flea has always focused on supporting neighborhood growth in ethical, sustainable ways. We are proud to donate a portion of all vendor fees directly to the Egleston Square Main Street – a nonprofit working to foster economic development initiatives for small businesses and merchants in Egleston Square and Jamaica Plain. We also partner with various local organizations to host charity drives for goods or volunteer sign-ups during our marketplace weekends. Recent drives have supported BOSTON LYRIC OPERA, Hopewell Hospice Jamaica Plain, and Keep Jamaica Plain Beautiful.

If you’re a maker, small business owner, or artist interested in potentially joining us as a vendor, visit our Vendor Info page to learn more about the application process. We can’t wait to celebrate all that Jamaica Plain has to offer together at the next JP Flea!