I’m sure many of you are familiar with FreeCycle. It is a network of 5,042 groups with 8,961,499 members around the world. It’s a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (and getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It’s all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Local volunteers moderate each local group. Membership is free. To sign up, find your community by entering it into the search box on their website or by clicking on ‘Browse Groups’ above the search box.
I am a big fan of FreeCycle. We have gotten rid of numerous things as I have also gotten things all for free! When you sign up for a group you’ll get an email anytime someone posts about something they are looking for or something they want to get rid of. Last winter I was lucky enough to get two dozen canning jars!
As you might remember I have a lot of rhubarb.
Last Thursday I saw on FreeCycle that someone was looking for rhubarb! They just wanted to come harvest what I didn’t want. After a few emails back and forth it was set up that the woman’s husband would stop by on Saturday to pick some rhubarb. Oh yes and did I want any bread as she’d love to barter! I wasn’t expecting anything but after her husband had picked a large bunch of rhubarb we had two loaves of French Bread, two packages of large grinder rolls, a package of sandwich rolls and a loaf of sandwich bread for the freezer! I just love bartering!
Even after all the rhubarb he picked I still have more. I found another recipe for Apple Rhubarb Chutney that I’m going to try this week. Look for it on Thursday’s post!