This Saturday, May 22, from 8-12 there will be a Really Really Free Market at the Wingnut in Southern Barton Heights. The Wingnut is at 2005 Barton Avenue.
The Really Really Free Market is like a yard sale- but where everything is free. You can bring things to donate if you have things you no longer want. And anyone can come get some stuff for free too!
Items that you might find include: shoes, clothes, blankets, food, books, movies, hats, furniture, appliances, etc. Please come out and see what a Really Really Free Market can be like.
The Wingnuts also help organize the monthly Really Really Free Market that has been happening in Richmond’s Monroe Park for over 2 years now. That event is on the last saturday of every month from 12-5, at the corner of Main and Laurel.
While the things that come through the RRFMs are interesting and can make for great stories, it is important to remember that the Really Really Free Market is about a whole lot more than stuff. Sure, one of the most tangible results every month is the exchange of clothes, books, shoes, CDs, movies, food, appliances and more. But those are not the only important results. The model of the Really Really Free Market is such that the more significant outcomes are not nearly as tangible.
We often say that the Really Really Free Market is about community. And it is. It is a community event. But it is also an anarchist event. The Really Really Free Market model views community as an alternative to the capitalist market. The Really Really Free Market is actively providing alternatives to the capitalist market. Instead of everyone having to struggle and scrounge to get the money necessary to buy things in the capitalist (so-called) free market, the Really Really Free Market gives us a place to share our resources and help each other out.