I LOVE bartering! Some of you folks know that already about me. 🙂 Who wouldn’t love to barter instead of paying cash! I realize there are many people that are intimidated by even the thought of asking another person if they would like to trade their fresh vegetables for a jar of homemade jam. Do not be afraid! Your product is definitely worth something to someone else and most people would be happy to trade some of their excess for your excess.

Nowadays money is tight all around and if we could all make a few extra loaves of bread or jars of jam or pick some extra ears of corn then everyone could benefit without spending extra money. Remember that is how things worked in the old, old, old days. 😀

I will show you what I got this past week and I am determined to increase my trades to the point of saving cash each week to put away for other bills. So here is what I received:

Chanterelle Mushrooms for a Bug Off Spray
Chanterelle Mushrooms for a Bug Off Spray

 

Potatoes and beans for a loaf of cinnamon bread
Potatoes and beans for a loaf of cinnamon bread, oh and the soap was for a sm carrot bread

 

Squash for a loaf of bread, cukes and kale for a loaf of bread
Squash for a loaf of bread, cukes and kale for a loaf of bread

 

2 bread pans and 2 cooling racks for 1 reg loaf of rosemary garlic and 1 sm loaf of carrot
2 bread pans and 2 cooling racks for 1 reg loaf of rosemary garlic and 1 sm loaf of carrot

 

Blueberries for cinnamon buns
Blueberries for cinnamon buns
Notecards and twixit clips for herbal sprays
Notecards and twixit clips for herbal sprays
3 Tomato plants for comfrey oil, plum jelly for cinnamon buns and pennyroyal plant for a sm zucchini bread
3 Tomato plants for comfrey oil, plum jelly for cinnamon buns and pennyroyal plant for a sm zucchini bread
Dog treats for beef liver from our steer
Dog treats for beef liver from our steer
Bouquet of flowers from a lady that just bartered with potatoes and beans, just because, and I gave her root beer for her hubby
Bouquet of flowers from a lady that just bartered with potatoes and beans, just because, and I gave her root beer for her hubby

What have you bartered for? Please let me know. 🙂

Have a great day today!

Anne-Marie

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I have a lady who I work with and we have a sort of active bartering going on. She brings me food from her work that would normally be thrown away (produce) and building materials, I process the food into jars and use the building materials to make my animal pens and gardens better and she gets some of my meat!

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That sounds like a great deal!!! There is so much waste out there and it would be awesome if more people could keep it out of the trash and use it up.

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Hi Marie I purchased your zucchini flowers today. do you sell in quantity direct to the public? can anyone visit your farm? cheers, Josie

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Josie, Marie’s Bella Zucchini Flowers has a page on facebook, maybe ask there?https://www.facebook.com/mariesbellazucchiniflowers

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