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