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Published October 25th 2017
Yes, everything at this market is really free
Everything at Really Really Free Market Preston is free. It really is! No money, barter or trade is involved. An initiative aimed at gathering the community and encouraging sharing among the community, the market welcomes everyone with anything to share, as well as those popping by just to engage with others and enjoy the opportunity to reuse something no longer needed or learn something new.
Taking place on the last Sunday of the month from 10am until 2pm just north of Murray Road, Preston, along the Railway Reserve bike path, Really Really Free Market Preston describes itself as "a place where people come together to take what they want and give what they can".
Not only are used items on offer, but skills, food, entertainment and games are also shared for free. Items shared often include books, zines, clothes, seedlings and bric-a-brac, while skills such as yoga and hairdressing have been used to offer free yoga lessons and free haircuts.
In addition, knowledge in certain areas is used to offer free workshops. For instance, in the past, workshops on succulent propagation, doll making, upcycling and food waste solutions have been held at the market.
To participate and share new or used items you no longer use or need, skills or food, such as an overabundance of vegetables from your garden, get in touch with Really Really Free Market Preston via its Facebook page. Alternatively, show up on the day with your free goods or service and let the friendly team at the information tent know you're there to share.