Please join us for our new, monthly Brunswick Barter Market swap event! Barter Markets are free and open to all, and anything can be brought to trade: preserved and fresh food, handmade items, seeds and plants, books, tools, your time or skills -- whatever it is you'd like to share with others and exchange for things you need or want! Inspired by the Portland Trading Post events facilitated by Portland Maine Permaculture, the guidelines are the same, namely:
- No cash changes hands
- Don't start the swapping until everyone's there and has a chance to look around at what's on offer.
- You can swap with someone or simply "gift" things to each other without taking a return item. Your choice.
- Make sure you've found a home for all your stuff before you leave (or take home what hasn't been gifted).
- If you bring a food item with multiple ingredients, please label.
The idea is to create a space that exists outside the cash economy, practice non-monetized exchange, circulate surplus within our community, and have a gosh-darned good time doing it. Even if you think you have nothing to offer, feel free to come and check it out! The more people, the better!
Many thanks to Corie and Rob, co-owners of Shift, for hosting the event. The "no cash" rule will be waived if you'd like to support them by buying some of their goods!