Help Randall Hirsch declutter, shop the Anza swap meet

Randall Hirsch, who is known as Knarley Dog, is decluttering at home by selling at the Anza swap meet most Saturdays. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Randall Hirsch, who is also known as Knarley Dog, is decluttering his property and home and offering his wares for sale at the Anza swap meet.

Hirsch is a chef who has been on TV cooking and comedy shows, featured in such publications as “Bon Appétit Magazine” and has his own brand of barbecue sauces, chili seasonings and rib rubs.

Almost every Saturday, Anza residents can find him chatting with visitors at the swap meet, held in the Anza Community Hall parking lot from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.

“I can’t see you,” he quipped, covering his good eye. The other eye is glass, he said.

From tools, furniture, household items and more, Hirsch said he uses the funds for Mary Ann Hirsch Foundation Ministries. Hirsch created his ministry to honor his wife Mary, who died of cancer in 2019. He said he hopes to do good for the community through his ministry and is working on attaining a nonprofit status for the foundation.

Hirsch will also play a harmonica and sing the blues if prompted.

Hirsch talks up his wares to interested visitors at the Anza swap meet. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo
Hirsch packs a box truck full of items for the Anza swap meet. Anza Valley Outlook/Diane Sieker photo

Knarley Dog’s barbecue sauces and spice mixes are available anytime at Mr. Happy’s Mercantile in Anza.

Vendor spaces are $18 per spot. Members of the Anza Community Hall receive a $3 discount. The funds collected go to help keep the Community Hall operating and serving the community.

Social distancing protocols are recommended, and masks are encouraged as well.

Community Hall memberships are $30 per year per person and $50 annually for a business.

For more information about the Anza swap meet, call 951-282-4267 or visit the Anza Community Hall on Facebook.

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