It really really doesn’t get any freer than this. This Saturday, July 10th from 10am to 4pm, at the corner of Vermont and Normal, the second annual BRRFM will set up shop. The interesting thing about this market, as the name implies, is that there is no cost involved with a ‘purchase’. See something you like? It’s yours. What’s the catch? There’s no catch other than organizers ask that you bring some things along with you (like books, CDs, clothing, tools, etc.) that you have no need for anymore. You can even bring a song or a dance as an offering if you don’t have anything else to give. Even services are welcome – like a massage or a lesson in gardening.
The market is associated with an international movement where caring and sharing is the principle in an alternate gift economy. It’s a passive way to remind people that although capitalism is king (at this time), the core values of a simpler life are still alive and well. To think that anything in this day and age is free is almost unthinkable. Especially when there is no corporate marketing attached. Well, here’s your chance to see what it’s like to visit a Really Really Free Market – the chance doesn’t come along that often.
Here’s some more info on the BRRFM (first year).