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The Really, Really Free Market!!

Saturday, August 26, 2006
12:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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Dolores Park, SF
@dolores & 19th street

Please join us this month for the August Really Really Free Market - This Saturday, Aug. 26th - Noon to Four in Dolores Park, SF!!
This month will (hopefully) hold: massage, food, fire-dancing lessons and props, a kids space with games, clothes (as always), and whatever else you all bring!

Never been to a RRFM? Its like a potluck, made up of ideas, food, music, books, skills, games and many other resources that we as a community can come together and share. everything is free. yes, really really free. no money, no bartering, advertising, just free. [more info below in the faq]

Bring a blanket; bring things to put on the blanket; sit on someones else’s blanket; play in the grass and live for a few hours outside of capitalism.

August 26th and the Last Saturday of Every Month - 12-4pm-Dolores Park
website -
email - reallyreallyfreemarket [at]

[[i'm interested in trying to help arrange free things that arent necessarily tangible such as performances (music, spoken word, circus arts...), services (massage, tarot, therapy...) skills shares (composting, bike repair, haircutting) and activities (soccer, yoga, international scrabble...) so if you do any of these things and want to participate, or know someone who does, email us!!]]


*What is The Really REALLY Free Market?

It's like a large community-wide garage sale and festival, except everything is
FREE! Yes, that's right, FREE! Everyone is invitied to bring things to

*So this is like bartering or trading, right?
Nope. Bartering and trading go something like this:
I've got this great shirt here, what can you offer me for it?

The RRFM goes something like this: I've got this really great shirt
here. I don't really wear it anymore, but I'd hate to see it go to
Do you want it? Great! Here, it's yours!

*Why would i want to do a thing like that?
Because you have to many things already! Because you're just going to throw it away anyway. Because it FEELS GOOD!
Do you have things cluttering up your home? Maybe some stuff that you don't use anymore, but you know that someone else would probably love.
One person's trash can truly be another person's treasure!

*What should I bring?
Bring *your thing* to the RRFM, whatever that is! Material goods, food or drinks, a service to provide, a skill you have that you want to teach to others, a performance, or anything else!

*What if I don't have anything to give away?
Everyone has something to give to others. The RRFM isn't just about giving away *stuff.* What is it that you do? Why not come to the RRFM and find a way to do it for others, except this time for free just for the fun of it. As a gift to others, as a gift to yourself. It's a way of reclaiming meaning in your job, to give it as a gift, unmediated by commerce.

*Who runs the RRFM?
Well, the RRFM consists of the sum of its participants. The gift you
bring to the event, helps create what the event is for others, just as what others bring to the event, creates what the event is for you.

That said, there are some folks who came together to help create the structure for the RRFM to work. But it is our hope that soon enough, our role within the RRFM will be the same as everyone else's. That is, that each of us decides our own level of involvement.

The RRFM is yours! Take advantageous of that. Make it what you want it to be! If you want to see something happening at the RRFM that isn't already happening, than make it happen! If you want to see more people coming to the RRFM, help spread the word! Send emails to your friends, make and distribute flyers (make your own or download them from the website), talk to people about the RRFM.

Please help us keep the RRFM a 100% FREE and non-commercial event. Once a month, let's come together and forget about trading, bartering, and money. Leave the business cards at home and remember the joy of giving for the sake of giving.

Help us keep Dolores Park clean. If no one takes what you brought, please bring it home with you.

If you like what you just read, get involved! Come to the RRFM! Bring your own gifts to share! Spread the info, and get more people involved!

The RRFM takes YOU to make it happen.

Added to the calendar on Wed, Aug 23, 2006 11:22AM
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