January Really Really Free Market
sharing is caring
RVA Free Market
Other – Festival
Time and PlaceDate:
Saturday, January 31, 2009
12:00pm – 5:00pm
Corner of Laurel and Main Streets
come share and help build a community
***Special Information for January Free Market!!***
as you know, it’s starting to get really fucking cold out there.
and unfortunately, there are a large number of people who have to stay outside,
in that cold, all of the time.
Therefore, for the January Really Really Free Market,
we are collecting cold weather clothing in advance-
coats, sweatshirts, cardigans, gloves, scarves, hats, mittens, long johns, thermals, etc.
Anything that you, your friends, or your family have to donate can either be brought to Monroe Park on Saturday, January 31st or can be collected in advance.
For questions about advance donations, please contact us here, at
email us at email@example.com;
or call Ramey at 804.519.8724.
Please, please, please help us spread the word about this.
We love you guys, appreciate your help, and are glad that you’re our friends- so help us out, spread the word, and continue to build a community!
Thanks a lot, guys!
keep sharing, keep caring-
you don’t need artificial holidays to be in a giving spirit!
much ♥♥♥ from your friends at the RVA Free Market!
for more info: www. myspace. com/rvafreemarket
The Really Really Free Market takes place on the last Saturday of every month in Monroe Park, at the corner of Main and Laurel Streets in Richmond, Virginia.
The RVA Really Really Free Markets provide people with a chance to share the excess that they possess, to prevent the landfills from filling with stuff that will never decompose and is nowhere near the end of its usefulness, and to offer the community a chance to come together for a day of free fun in the sun! (or rain!)
So the last Saturday of every month, bring your music, your skills, your stuff, your food, and your friends and family, and help us prove that there is enough stuff in the world for everybody!
There are a wide variety of things that can be shared. Some months Richmond Food Not Bombs has come with free food. There have been workshops led by community members and musical performances. Community members have brought games to play with each other at the market. Vegan cookies have also been known to make an appearance.
We are bombarded with messages every day that the sheer amount of things that we own is equal to the amount of success that we have had in our lives, instead of placing value on the people that we meet and the experiences that we have.
Meeting Community Needs with Community Surplus
A really really free market is an alternative to the capitalist version of a ‘free market’ where in fact, nothing is free. The really really free market is a place where people can come bring things they no longer need or use and give them away. It is a place where people can come get the things they need for free, without having to participate in the corporate market. Really really free markets build community instead of destroying it.
Any stores, restaurants, or organizations are welcome to bring their surplus items or food to share with the community.
The Really Really Free Market is not about bartering, selling, or discounting. All items are 110% free. No one has to bring something to get something. Everyone can take what they would like regardless of their contribution.
People can come to share things besides the physical. Anyone interested in sharing their skills or knowledge through a workshop should let us know or just show up and teach others. Anyone interested in performing, music or reading poetry or whatever, should contact us or just show up.
So dig through your closets, take the extra from your work, ask your parents and friends and neighbors to come to bring stuff and come to get stuff. Bring clothes, furniture, food, tapes, cds, office supplies, kitchen stuff, knick knacks, paddy whacks, etc.
The best way to make the event awesome is to advertise, so make your own fliers, tell people, mark your calenders.
Anything left at the end of the day will be taken to Diversity Thrift.