Bargain hunters, crafters and collectors rejoice: handmade and hand-me-down products will be sold year-round at the new Lower Nicola Flea Market.

The market is slated to open Jan. 25 at 10 a.m. and run at least one Sunday a month at the Lower Nicola Community Hall.

Between the end of May and beginning of October, the market will move outdoors to Lower Nicola’s Smith Pioneer Park.

The flea market is a non-profit event run by the Lower Nicola Community Association, which just formed its three-person flea market committee in December.

Market manager Diane Van Hoof said it was a challenge to get everything prepared for their Jan. 25 launch over the holidays, but as of Tuesday, they had eight stalls booked by vendors offering a variety of items, from baking to crocheting to crystals.

The hall can accommodate 27 stalls.

Van Hoof said the plan is to run the market long-term.

“We’re hoping we can build it up throughout the year, and hopefully it’ll be a big success,” she said. “We have a lot of interest.”

Vendors offer homemade, home grown or baked, and yard-sale type items.

Vendors offering products that aren’t home-made, such as those sold by Avon or Scentsy, are also allowed.

Non-profit societies and school groups can also set up stalls to sell their wares as fundraisers.

Vendors can apply for a stall at each Sunday market or for specific dates that they choose.

Proceeds from the market will be split: half will go to the flea market committee to cover costs associated with the market and the other half will go to the Lower Nicola Community Association for hall and park maintenance.

For more information or to register for a stall, see the Lower Nicola Flea Market event page on Facebook or contact Van Hoof at 378-3481.

The market runs until 3 p.m.