A traditional market couldn't function without a steady stream of buyers, sellers, and invisible hands to applaud purchases. See supply and demand in action with today's Groupon: for $30, you get $60 worth of art, home goods, and more at The Market Place, located in Rancho Cordova.
The Market Place houses a year-round indoor home-and-garden bazaar filled with more than 90 vendors who trade in collectibles, art, and services to improve the appearance of dreary domiciles. Meander through the physical web of merchant wares alongside treasure hunters sifting through stands of handmade earrings ($8+), or have your spirit animal stitched into a T-shirt at the Gorman Embroidery booth. Home improvement stores and contractors offer shoppers consultations on outfitting their abodes with frills, such as covered patios and hot tubs, and essential services to maintain roofs and lawns.
Decorators discover watercolor paintings, perfect for covering walls perforated by indoor jousting tournaments, as well as other frame-fillers from exhibitors such as Belle Photography and painter Woody Hansen ($40+). Fresh plant life winds its way into The Market Place on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays as domesticated farmers hawk more than 60 different types of organic produce and live succulent plants ($2.50+).