Wednesday, July 8, 2009

July 18th

Hello friends,

We are just a week and a half away from the next Really Really Free Market.

Things won't be any different than previous RRFM's, however, the usual instigators will be out of town this weekend, so a great friend of ours and frequent RRFM participant will be taking over the facilitating duties.

We got this end covered, so all we need you to do is keep searching for goods you want to share and, most importantly, spread that good word about the Really Really Free Market and how awesome it can be.


Saturday, July 18th
2:30 - 6:00
Earth House (downtown Indy)

Bring some friends!

As always, thanks for being so awesome and participating fully.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Hey friends,

The Really Really Free Market is upon us...THIS Saturday from 2:30 - 6:00. We, the instigators, were pleasantly surprised to find a mention in Nuvo for the RRFM. Thanks to whoever took the initiative on that one. Also, we are pleased to announce that at least one, if not two, massage therapists will be on hand to ease your physical stresses. Do come out on Saturday and join in the fun. See you then!

-RRFM instigators

Friday, June 12, 2009

One week away!

Hey all...just a reminder that the RRFM is only but a week away! If you're on the mailing list be sure to pass around that wonderful flyer that Erin made for us. It looks something like this:

Sunday, May 31, 2009

3 Weeks

Hey friends,

The next Really Really Free Market is a meager 3 weeks away on Saturday June 20th at The Earth House from 2:30 - always.

We know garage sale season is upon us, but hey, in case you purchased something at a garage sale that you now have buyers remorse over, do not fret! Simply bring that unwanted item to the free market where we are sure it will find a happy home. Heck, we've already done that ourselves!

We want to apologize to everyone who attended last month, for there were no vegan desserts for the taking. We were very busy leading up to the market and simply didn't have the time to help you break your diets. We'll be sure to correct that oversight next month. Feel free to help us in that regard as well. Actually, feel free to help in any way you are inspired. Whether it's promotion (always awesome!), baking food, bringing items, performing a service, etc. You know everyone always appreciates it!

Keep spreading the good word about the Really Really Free Market and we'll see you in a few weeks!

-RRFM instigators

Friday, May 15, 2009

6 months and who's counting? :)

A few of you have inquired as to whether the RRFM will take place this Saturday and rest assured IT IS! And not only is it happening but it is also the 6th month running for the Indy RRFM. Thanks to everyone who comes each month to contribute goods and services...without you...well, without you we instigators would be eating piles of homemade vegan goodness all by ourselves!

Now, speaking of instigating and questions of the RRFM taking place...let's all have a little chat for a moment. We, the instigators, have been absurdly busy as of late, which is why there have been less updates. While we apologize for not posting sooner, we would also like to take this opportunity to point out that we only *instigate* the RRFM, we do not own it. This means that you, fellow RRFMers, have the power to instigate as well! Until we are told otherwise by Kate Lamont, the RRFM will always happen at Earth House from 2:30-6pm on the third Saturday of EVERY month! What does this mean for you? It means that regardless of whether or not the original instigators of the RRFM make blogposts or send you an e-mail, the RRFM will alway happen at the same time, same place. YOU make the RRFM happen, not us! We only gave it a little push and then supply kick-ass vegan goodies and mood music! That's all we do! Really, folks! So, let's ALL take ownership and let's all be proud that we've kept this ball rolling for SIX MONTHS!

That being said...get off of your computers and go enjoy the day! We will see you Saturday afternoon!

Here's to the next six months, then the next six, and the next....

Yours Truly,


Thursday, April 16, 2009

Two days.

Hello Friends,

We wanted to remind you (yet again) that this month's Really Really Free Market will take place on Saturday from 2:30 - 6:00 at The Earth House.

Our friend and continuous participant Anna (she gives the awesome massages) sent out this email to her list and we wanted to reproduce it here. Thanks for the mention Anna!

We had such a success last Saturday with massage by donation! All the appointments were filled and I was pleasantly surprised to find out that I can do 8 hours of massage without keeling over and without having that last massage turn out... less than adequate. :D

Everyone has been doing a good job of figuring out what donation means to them. I've had monetary donations ranging from $10 to $70 and all sorts of amazing trades: a bag of groceries, a memory foam pad for my massage table, a session with a photographer to add graphics to my website, and more! I really love it when people offer up in trade that thing that they are best at. An herbalist friend has offered homemade herbal oil; Earth House's resident chef has whipped up some truly spectacular meals for me. Thank you so much to everyone for their thoughtful donations!

Come down to Earth House this Saturday for our monthly Really Really Free Market! Bring items or services that you have to offer and browse the bounty of really free offerings from 2:30-6pm every 3rd Saturday. I'll be doing massage by donation in the morning, and I still have a few appointments available. In the afternoon, from 4-6 I'll still be making my chair massage available, just like former free markets. So claim those early appointments! I still have 10am, 11am and 12pm. Then hang out in Earth House's comfy living room, er, cafe, and enjoy the afternoon's free bazaar.

The free market is my favorite day of the month, and I can't wait to see you all there!


Anna Greeley

Ok, that's it for now. See you all on Saturday!

- RRFM instigators

Sunday, April 5, 2009

April 18th

Hello Friends,

There are a number of new emails on our list from the last Really Really Free Market and we felt compelled to send out a big Hello to y' Hello! The next RRFM is two weeks from now on April 18th. I know a handful of us will be downtown for the Susan G Komen Race for The Cure that takes place earlier in the day, so if you plan to be in the area, do stop in to the RRFM while you are around town...and bring along some friends! Let's keep the momentum from last month going strong and see what we can create this time around. Thanks so much to everyone who has stayed involved and continues to spread the word. We look forward to seeing you again in a couple weeks.

Take care friends,

- RRFM instigators

Sunday, March 22, 2009

March 21st Photos

Awesomeness all around.

Hey friends,

We are pleased to announce that the Really Really Free Market has managed to avoid the downward trajectory that many well-intentioned projects seem to take in this city. To be honest, we were a little concerned after last month's turnout, but this past Saturday was simply awesome. We saw so many people and so many new faces. We want to extend another thanks to everyone that spread the word, came to the market, brought items, took items, offered services and received services. It was a great time, the energy was good and we are really looking forward to next month.

Specifically we want offer our appreciation to the Earth House collective for being so cool and helpful, Blythe for giving valuable health consultations, Matt and Stephanie of Eeshipana for coming back with their survival spread, Anna for supplying another round of great massages and everyone else who participated. It's the combined effort of every single person who makes the RRFM so awesome.

We'll keep sending out updates for next month, but we've already got some new services in the works that some of y'all might really need, however we want full confirmation before we put anyone out there.

Again, thanks everybody, see you next month and enjoy the photos to come.

-RRFM instigators

Friday, March 20, 2009


Hey friends,

We just confirmed a last minute addition. Matt Shull (and maybe one more?) of the Eehsipana Urban and Wilderness Survival School will be at the RRFM to display their items, promote their free classes and maybe offer a demonstration if the mood strikes them. See you tomorrow!

-RRFM instigators

Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I love ya tomorrow!

Don't forget, the Really Really Free Market is going down tomorrow from 2:30 - 6:00 at 237 N East Street in The Earth House. Spring sprung and then unsprung, so feel free to escape from the chilly temperatures by stepping into the Earth House and seeing what excitement awaits you! Till then friends!

-RRFM instigators

Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hi friends,

We are just a week away from the next Really Really Free Market. Now's the time to really dig through your goods and get a pile together for Saturday. Consider it a part of your pre-spring cleaning....because it IS spring now right?! Let's just say it is. Now is also a good time to get creative with either what you would like to bring or offer to RRFM goer's, whether that is a class, discussion group, performance, food item, service, or whatever. It will all be appreciated! As always, spread the word to friends and strangers alike. Do that whole myspace/facebook/livejournal/twitter/phone/smoke signal/voice/etc. thing ya'll are so good at. See you on Saturday -- 2:30 to 6:00 -- 237 N. East Street (Earth House).

-RRFM instigators

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Curb Day

We were alerted to this by a friend of ours and thought y'all might be interested.

--- For Immediate Release ----
Mike Morone, Rochester, NY
585 749-5107

“give your stuff away”
Nation-wide give-away event (Curb Day) is Saturday, May 16, 2009

On Saturday, May 16, 2009, people all over will participate in “Curb Day” by bringing unwanted (but still valuable) items to their curbs for others to cart away for free.

All of us own extra “stuff” – things that have value, but not to us. Overall, there are millions of items out there – good stuff, just wasting away, cluttering households. In today’s economy, especially, many others would love to own these items.

On May 16 (or the night of the 15th), please bring your unwanted valuables to your curb for others to pick up. And if you need something, take a walk in your neighborhood – you might just find it for free.

Please use good sense. Do not donate weapons of any kind. No chemicals and nothing dangerous at all. Nothing illegal either. No food or alcohol, please.

Do NOT put garbage out on Curb Day. If you’re not sure if something is valuable or truly junk, ask for some opinions, or don’t put it out.

Finally, drive carefully that weekend. Be alert for vehicles stopping quickly. Stay in the left lane if you’re not stopping.

If you have questions or concerns, please contact Mike Morone at, (585) 749-5107.

Common Sense Rules:
· If local ordinances prohibit this activity, please do not participate.
· Please place ONLY the allowed items on your curb (see below).
· Please do NOT place junk, dangerous or illegal items on your curb (see below).
· Please be careful driving that weekend, as many drivers will be frequently stopping

These items are OK to place at your curb on Curb Day, May 16th:
· Appliances
· Computers (with hard drives scrubbed)
· Electronics
· Bicycles
· Sporting Goods
· Tools (be careful with sharp blades)
· Yard and Garden Equipment
· Lawn mowers and other Outdoor Equipment
· Tables
· Chairs
· Couches / Sofas
· Desks
· Bedroom Furniture
· Musical Instruments
· Books
· Clothes
· Shoes
· Kitchen Utensils
· Lamps
· Plants, Potted Trees, etc.
· Building Materials
· Other Durable Goods

These items are PROHIBITED:
· Garbage
· Weapons of any kind
· Dangerous items
· Chemicals of any kind
· Food items
· Illegal Items

Want to help?
· Bring out your stuff on May 16th
· Tell all your friends
· Tell your local media
· Post this event on Craig’s List and other sites
· Send in your ideas, stories, and photos
· Send us a few bucks (to help us promote Curb Day)

Mike Morone
PO Box 21
North Chili, NY 14514
585 749-5107

Give Your Stuff Away - on Curb Day
May 16, 2009
Please tell EVERYONE
Hey friends,

We've got our pile of goods sitting in the front of our garage ready to load and we hope you have one too. We are just about a week away from another fun Saturday of giving, exchanging and socializing. We hope to see you all there and as always, if you have any questions about the RRFM, please send us an email and we'll response as soon as we can. Thanks y'all!

-RRFM instigators

Sunday, March 1, 2009

Other photos

These photos were taken by a RRFM participant. Enjoy!

And more Autonomous!

Branches and Autonomous

Hi friends,

We apologize for the lack of consistent communication but we have been quite busy tending to other responsibilities right now. Rest assured, we are still working on the RRFM and spreading the word as best we can. The next RRFM is in 3 weeks and we look forward to seeing everyone there. For this month we really want to stress your involvement, whether that is bringing goods, items and services, or getting the word out about the RRFM to others. In the past we have been bringing a considerable amount of clothing that has gotten left behind, but as we needed the room in our garage we decided to donate a considerable portion of that clothing pile to a needing non-profit organization. With that, the original pile of goods will not be there at the start of this month's RRFM, although we will still have a number of items to bring ourselves. So yes, it would be awesome if you brought along your unwanted goods and helped us start the RRFM off early.

Speaking of early, this past month we tried to set up ahead of time so as to avoid any scheduling conflict and to simply have everything ready by two o'clock, but what happened was that a lot of good stuff was claimed way before the RRFM even started. We are glad the items found homes for sure, but we hoped having good and plentiful items on display at 2 would foster an exciting communal environment. In the future, we will make sure to set up closer to 2 o'clock in order to avoid this from occurring again.

Also, be on the lookout for Branches magazine. This month's theme is "Abundance" and an article about the RRFM is in there. Check it out.

Finally, we unveiled our unofficial mascot Autonomous the Octopus in coloring sheet form. The following are submissions by some of the Really Really Free Marketeers that were in attendance. We are quite pleased by the results. Until next time friends.

-- RRFM instigators

Friday, February 20, 2009

Good night/morning

Hey Friends,

See you at the RRFM tomorrow/today (saturday), sometime between 2:30 and 6:00!

-- RRFM instigators

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Fix dem holes!

Hey friends,

We got confirmation that Seamstress extraordinaire Cheryl will be bringing her sewing machine of death..err, regeneration? the RRFM. Cheryl will be patching up anyones tears, holes, caverns, "oh-crap"'s, etc. in your shirts, pants, bags, hearts, whatever. Heck, you might even find the almost perfect item that day at the RRFM, but it's got a tiny little hole or something. Well, fear not! Cheryl will turn that almost perfect item into a more than perfect item. Just like that!

See you Saturday!

-RRFM instigators

Monday, February 16, 2009

Goodbye friend,

Dear Friends,

We are deeply saddened to share the news that Ethan Runnells, who many of you surely met at the past two RRFM's, died in a canoeing accident Saturday evening. Ethan, along with his friend Matt, was a participant and enthusiast of the RRFM. They brought along their wilderness survival skills presentations and tools table to both RRFM's. Ethan personally expressed his appreciation of and excitement at attending the next RRFM this coming Saturday. The image of Ethan magically making fire by friction, a special talent of his, graces our current promotional flyers. Ethan's contributions to the Indianapolis area extended far beyond the reaches of the RRFM, but we were specifically made much better by his presence. We will miss him tremendously.

Some of us will be creating a participatory memorial for Ethan this Saturday where you can leave your thoughts, appreciations, condolences, thanks, etc. for him, his friends and family. If you would like to show your appreciation in some way this Saturday, we certainly encourage you to do so however you feel inspired.

We already miss you Ethan.

- RRFM instigators

Friday, February 13, 2009

One week away

Hey friends,

We are one week away from the next Really Really Free Market. Again, our good buddy Kaiton is going to be DJ'ing a world meets electronic set sometime during the RRFM so you won't want to miss that. There will also be the usual services, goods, desserts, food and friends. We should also have many copies of our new mascot Autonomous the Octopus for the kids...and color (bring extra crayons if you have them!) Spread the word, invite some friends and family and we'll see you next Saturday!

-RRFM instigators

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Autonomous the Octopus

Ladies and germs, we proudly present to you.....

Autonomous the Octopus!!!
(our unofficial mascot of Indy's Really Really Free Market)

The value of abundance

The March/April issue of the free monthly newspaper Branches is going to have an article written about the value of the Really REALLY Free Market. Branches issues are based on themes and that month's theme is "Abundance". We'll post a link of the article if there is one or at least let you know when the issue is on the newsstands.

- RRFM instigators

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Submitted photo

This is a photo taken by a Really Really Free Marketeer last month. Send more photos if you all have them and would like us to post them on the site. Thanks so much!

- RRFM instigators

Sunday, February 1, 2009

He just might save your life.

Hey friends,

Today we received confirmation from our good friend Kaiton that he will be DJ'ing the next Really Really Free Market on Saturday, February 21st. Kaiton is an awesome, genuine guy and always has his hand in a creative musical venture, from creating his aural soundscapes to making scores for movies to playing straight-up sets around town and we are super excited to have him play for us at the RRFM. We suspect you will be to. The next RRFM is still three weeks away (god! it seems like for..e...ver!). Thanks for spreading the word again. Do get in touch if you want us to promote a presentation/service/etc. We'd be glad to.

Till next time,

-RRFM instigators

Wednesday, January 28, 2009


Have you ever noticed that when the skies dump piles of snow upon us, the goodwill of everyone holed up in their homes tends to double itself? Neighbors leave their warm homes to dig out cars, shovel paths for the mail carrier, push cars stuck in drifts and offer any services that help those trapped in the beautiful mess. We'd say the RRFM is an extension of this sort of cooperation more than vice-versa, but we are glad to play a part regardless. The goal, for us anyways, is to always seek out new ways to extend this obligation-free sort of cooperation, without extending a hand for payment, but only for the satisfaction it gives to everyone involved. Consider that reward if you are stuck or know others who are stuck still tomorrow.

Take care. Go sledding. See you in a few weeks.

-RRFM instigators

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


Ok, so maybe y'all are more readers than you are talkers. That's cool. We just hear so many good, interesting stories DURING the RRFM that we thought it would be neat to share some of them to those who couldn't make it. That's ok, as long as the stories keep coming we'll be happy.

Speaking of the next RRFM, we think we might have a DJ slotted to entertain us through at least part of the day. Also, some of you may have noticed the space issue that developed last month. Part of that was due to a larger attendance and part of it was due to, well, let's just say a "dominant" personality. Regardless, this month the floor will be opened up a little bit more and the possibility of extending the RRFM into the upstairs might also be available.

In other happenings, Autonomous the Octopus (our RRFM mascot) is being fleshed out, so to speak, and we'll hopefully have something to post in the coming weeks.

Until next time, enjoy the snow!

-RRFM instigators

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Enough about us...what about you?

With two successful months of RRFMing under our belts (and many more to come) we, the instigators, find ourselves sitting around reflecting on all of the amazing items and services that have been freely given and graciously received. We've talked amongst ourselves, with others and no doubt filled your inboxes with plenty of updates regarding all of this. You know what we saw come through the RRFMs, you've heard what we feel were the highlights of the events. Now, however, we want to hear your side of the story! What really cool items did you see pass through the Earth House doors on the third Saturday of the last two months? What did you really want but couldn't cross the room fast enough to get to it before someone else called it their own? Did you enjoy the atmosphere? What was the highlight of your experience at the RRFM? What would make your experience even better than before? You can either respond in the comment section of this post or e-mail us at Either way, we would love to hear your story and we'll be sure to create a post of compiled RRFM love letters in the very near future!

Looking forward to all of your responses!

~Your Beloved Instigators

Monday, January 19, 2009


"The Male Archetype" in the children's music/dance class
music/dance class

dance/music class and more crowds

the crowds

some goods and the crowds

Portrait sketches and "the male archetype"

Vegan desserts! "good for the animals, but maybe not so good for you." - Box o' Knives! Doughnuts!

Photos! (lots more to we load them)