As we work to simplify our lives and be more sustainable, we have made the effort to make much of our food from scratch. We are connected to a community of like-minded folks in the area who are also walking a similar path.
This weekend we participated in a Barter and Swap meet. Several of us got together with (mostly) homemade goods – jams, bread, soap, herbal extracts, etc. We spent a little more than an hour chatting with everyone else, bartering for goods, and getting to know folks.
I brought a few jars of Blueberry jam, fresh-baked bread, peanut butter granola and chocolate syrup to trade. I also brought a few Mason jar terrariums to trade with. I came home with soap, beer, strawberry syrup, fresh onions and a few other things that Kyri traded for.
This was a great learning experience, and a wonderful opportunity to get involved in the local community. I am really excited about participating in the future. I’m already thinking ahead to what I can bring!