Monday, August 1, 2016

HELP WANTED: Do you have a car? A bicycle trailer? A spacious backpack? Are you available on August 6th between 4:15-4:45pm? Our community market is still looking for transportation volunteers to share about 30min of their time to help deliver a few items to a donation site. Please email rrfmarket@gmail.com if you're interested! Thank you ♥♥♥♥



Wednesday, July 6, 2016

Want to see what people found at our last market?

Check out and follow our Instagram account: reallyreallyfreemarket. 
Do you  have market photos to share? Email us and well post it on Instagram. rrfmarket@gmail.com

Friday, June 24, 2016

New limit on shopping with a super-sturdy bag!

Some of you who came to the last market might remember our conversations about a new limit. Based on the positive feedback we received, as of July 2nd, 2016, we are changing the shopping limit to 1 (one) IKEA bag per person, and 2 (two) IKEA bags for whole family.

Which IKEA bag, I hear you ask! There are so many!
This one:

Image result for person carrying ikea bag

We expect that the smaller limit will encourage some people to be more restrained in their shopping, allowing everyone equal access to new items. Remember, a Really Really Free Market is all about sharing.

If you have one of these, or a small size shopping cart, we prefer you use those. If not, you can check in with us regarding the size of the shopping container you have brought with you.

Happy shopping!

Thursday, June 9, 2016

June 4th Market Reflections

Thank you to everyone who made it out to our June 4th RRFM at Campbell Park!
We enjoyed our first market of the year outdoors, under a canopy of trees.  It was great to see so many new faces as well as returning ones!  Lots of interesting objects and clothes appeared throughout the day and most items found a new home by closing time. Yay!
You can check out some photos from our June market on our Facebook page.

Our next market will take place on July 2nd.  A **reminder** that we would like to begin our new ‘shopping’ guideline then. Thank you for helping us create and maintain community. 


We are always looking for volunteers to help at the market and behind the scenes organizing it!  Please email rrfmarket@gmail.com if you are interested.

<3 <3 RRFM Love <3 <3

Sunday, May 29, 2016

New Shopping Guideline

Dear market visitors,

The one-shopping cart per person limit we put in place last summer has been mostly very successful! A shopping cart-ful is often more than most of our visitors want from the market.  Unfortunately, this guideline has not worked for everyone and we’ve received complaints about "inconsiderate" and "greedy” shopping practices.

Beginning at our July Market, we are going to change the limit in hopes to remedy this situation. Presently we are thinking of providing each visitor with a large bag that they can fill up and return to us when they are finished at the market.

We welcome feedback (preferably constructive ones) on this matter.  Please also tell us why *you* come to the market. If you like to take more than a cartful of stuff, please tell us your reasons. We're listening!

You can reach out to us at rrfmarket@gmail.com or in-person at the June 4th market.

Thank you for your continuing efforts at community building!
With love,
Campbell Park RRFM Team

Sunday, May 22, 2016

June 4th RRFM is around the corner!

Summer has finally arrived and we are looking forward to our next market on Saturday, June 4th, 10am–4pm, at Campbell Park. Weather permitting, we hope to enjoy a day of community exchange outdoors! 

Please read the side panel of this blog to learn more about what a Really Really Free Market is, How It Works, and some Wish List items we are currently looking for.  

In addition, here are a few friendly reminders: 
- we cannot accept large items unless you leave your contact info and are available to pick them up at the end of the day if they are leftover
- you do not have to bring anything
- if you bring items, please do so before 3pm
- please remember the "shopping cart" guideline for collecting materials


We are always looking for new volunteers to assist with organizational and/or day-of market tasks. Feel free to email us at rrfmarket@gmail.com if you are interested or have any other questions about the market. 


We hope to see you on June 4th! 
RRFM LOVE
<3

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Do you have a car? Would you like to volunteer with our community market for about half hour? If your answer is yes and yes, be a transport volunteer on May 7th!

Despite the large volume of stuff that moves through our market, somehow we always end up with more stuff than we started with! Visitors are allowed to take as much as they wish after 3 pm, but most visitors have already had their fill by then...

Usually leftover stuff is too much for other volunteers to transport to charities in their backpacks and bicycles, although they take as much as they can.

If you have a car or other similar motor vehicle, you could make a huge contribution to our monthly community event: We need transport volunteers to come by between 4:15 to 4:45 (or a bit later if more convenient), and take some of the leftovers (which we will box or bag) either to to a nearby charitable second-hand store that is a five-minute drive away and open on Saturday evenings, or to a charity, event, community space, or any other place of their own choice.

Are you that person? 

 

Please e-mail us at rrfmarket@gmail.com if you are! 

 

Our next market is Saturday, May 7th, and we are looking for end-of-market transport volunteers for that day. 

https://www.facebook.com/events/151402781925327/