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Resurrect the Barter!


Resurrect the Barter!

Linking people together to trade farm goods. Variety is good!

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Comment by Torry on July 1, 2009 at 11:03am
4 half pints mint jelly
6 quarter pints jalapeno jelly
1 pint thai hot sauce
2 pints horseradish pickled banana peppers
Comment by kim bennett on September 27, 2009 at 8:05pm
what dont i have beet relish band b pickles mustard pickles horseradish, dilly beans you name it canned meat pies
Comment by Aliza Ess on November 11, 2009 at 11:06am
***Already posted this in the Pre-Thanksgiving Swaps discussion but I'm re-posting here so all commenters can see***

Hey Cornelia,

Perhaps there could be a separate swap area on the site, where people could post everything they're willing to swap in a list, and then people could search by region or by what item that want (preserves, relish, sourdough starter, kombucha starter, etc.)

Or maybe there could just be different discussions set up in the "Resurrect the Barter" section?

What do people think?
Comment by Cornelia on November 12, 2009 at 11:20am
Hey Aliza,
I like your idea of having a searchable list - unfortunately the platform that the site lives in doesn't really have that capability (yet).
They way I've seen it done on Flickr craft swaps is that people join a group (Resurrect The Barter) and essentially "subscribe" to a swap. The swap term has an ending point and then begins anew. How it works: 6-12 people join the swap group, each is assigned a swapping "partner", they trade addresses and send each other a fun package of stuff.
There is less choice about what you get - kind of like a music swap where folks send a compilation CD - and you are randomly assigned a swapping "partner". We could try that - it would be an adventure. For example: I don't think I would necessarily seek out a sourdough starter, but if one came in exchange for my pickled beets, I think I'd be thrilled!
What do people think? We could recruit people to participate and give it a whirl in time for the holidays...
Comment by Aliza Ess on November 12, 2009 at 12:50pm
Cornelia, I love that idea!

I have done a similar craft swap like the one you describe through craftster.org and it was a lot of fun.

Count me in!
Comment by Cornelia on November 13, 2009 at 12:52pm
OK, I'll work on crafting an invitation that people can send out to friends and will post it here. Thanks Aliza, we're really getting organized now!
Comment by Jessica White on November 14, 2009 at 1:13pm
I have raw english angora wool to swap
Comment by mo on November 16, 2009 at 11:53pm
I am now aboard the barter train, boxcar living with my new cyberneighbors.
Ready for the swap. Art, recipes and cleaning products.
If anyone uses plastic composite wine corks for anything we have those too, they are NOT recyclable and I don't enjoy the medium for crafts.
Comment by Simon on November 18, 2009 at 5:53pm
Hi all, lets all get back to bartering real products - great idea! I'm in New Zealand and found this website that is popular here to search for food within any radius from your home, you can also sell/swap/give away your excess produce, and its free to use :
Comment by Torry on November 22, 2009 at 10:45am
Simon, I'd encourage you to post your site for excess produce at the group "Charitable Giving of Produce," linking people and places together for donating.


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