Want to barter homemade items? If so, join us on Sunday March 3 at 2pm at the Ballard Library…or April 14 at 1pm at the Lake City Library.
Each month, an amazing group of people from Backyard Barter get together in different locations around the city and barter homemade items. In addition to the bartered goods, I come home with new ideas, recipes and a greater appreciation for all things homemade.
I swap my homemade dark chocolate truffles, soap and cheese for other people’s treasures. I typically come home with a box full of edibles such as jams, chutneys/sauces, flavored butter, chai, granola, pickled veggies, fresh/home-canned fruit, bread, honey, bitters, wine/beer/cider, dried herbs and nearly always delicious items for the week’s dinners. And there are lots of non-edibles too, including pottery, salves/lotions, homemade greeting cards, original artwork, pillows, jewelry, knit items, indoor/outdoor plants and more.
There’s no cost to participate, no money exchanges hands. And the bartering is stress-free…you ask if someone wants to swap your x for their y, and they either say yes or “no thanks”…and three-way trades are a good way to get what you want if there’s not interest in a direct trade. It’s a great way to save money and try new things and there’s a variety of gluten-free, dairy-free and vegetarian items. Children welcome.
Sunday, March 3 at 2pm
Sunday, April 14 at 1pm
Lake City Library
More info and stay informed with 2019 dates: https://www.facebook.com/BackyardBarter
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