First-time market attendee Shawna writes:
On Saturday May 4th, I attended the Really Really Free Market for the very first time. It was already shaping up to be a beautiful warm spring day when I arrived at 10:30am. Although the crowd was initially sparse, there were already people dropping in to leave their contributions and to browse at what was available.
It was an incredibly friendly and welcoming environment. Upon my arrival, the smiling faces of the volunteers greeted me and gave me an overview of what was up. They told me to set my belongings out on the organized tables or clothing racks, and to take whatever I fancied.
I had only found out about the Really Really Free Market a few days previously, but when I did I decided right away that I'd check it out. I loved the concept, it seemed so brilliant to me. I made some bracelets and found some clothing articles I didn't need, and packed them into a bag. I was surprised at how quickly people took them. It's great to know something you made yourself will be put to use and enjoyed.
I ended up staying at the market until 1pm, offering help to the volunteers when needed. I'm so glad that I stumbled upon this excellent event. Not only did I find some great things, but I met some lovely people and signed up to volunteer in the future.
If you have the chance to attend the next market on June 1st, I would highly recommend it. I promise you won't be disappointed.
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Photographs courtesy of Sandeep Chopade