Anza swap meet vendor showcase: John Yarrow is a familiar face

Man besides tent in parking lot with goods underneath
John Yarrow displays his wares at the swap meet Saturday, June 13, at the Anza Community Hall. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Musician, computer technician, carpet cleaner and window screen repairman, Anza resident John Yarrow is a man of many talents. He can be seen most days at the Anza swap meet, hosting an informational booth inside the Community Hall and explaining his services.

Lately, he has been seen outside with other vendors, taking advantage of decluttering his home and making a few extra dollars. His company, Yarrow’s Cleaning and Screening Solutions, provides high quality cleaning services. From carpet and upholstery to mattresses and draperies, handling most fabrics is routine for him. Tile and grout cleaning for floors, walls, showers and countertops are also offered. Yarrow provides window screen replacement, repair and rescreens as well. 

As a musician and singer, he has given performances in local bands and played for schoolchildren at the Anza Valley Library. He serves as a volunteer with the Reading to the Rhythm program. 

His offerings at the swap meet include kitchenware, collectibles, clothes, tools, knick knacks, framed art and more. Yarrow said he plans to sell these items and reduce his clutter footprint at home for many weeks. 

The outdoor market is held at the Anza Community Hall almost every Saturday, from 7 a.m. until about 1 p.m.

Shoppers and browers can visit Yarrow’s booth each Saturday and check out his latest items. He is available to chat about music, computers and screens as well. 

For more information about the Anza Swap Meet, call 951-282-4267 or find the Anza Community Hall Facebook page at