Free Market closed due to Covid

The Free Market—Full of Surprises! We are temporarily closed again, because of low vaccination rates and high COVID infection rates in our area. Because the Free Market is NOT essential, we feel we shouldn’t take any risk that might spread the virus.  However,  we continue receiving items and working on the never-ending job of sorting,[…]

Free Market manager calls for volunteers

Michelle Lintecum, manager of the Free Market is putting out a “Call for Volunteers” and a big “thank you” to the ones currently at The Free Market. A lot of the volunteers are here during the summer and head to Florida in cooler weather. It’s hard to think of cooler weather but soon it will[…]

Save Resources by Shopping at the Free Market!

If you think of the Free Market as a place only for people who can’t afford new items, think again!  Anyone who wants to be more “green” or sustainable in their lifestyle can help the environment by finding used items rather than buying new, thereby saving the raw materials that would be used to make[…]

Free Market Magic! May Update

It’s so exciting to be open again, watching people find just the right item to take home!  A gentleman who raises peacocks was thrilled to find a large mirror with a plastic frame; he puts mirrors in their pen because peacocks love to look at themselves.  🙂  And a set of 1950’s Fire King dishes brought one[…]

Free Market News For February

Even though the Free Market remains closed to the public, we are working on two initiatives.  The Outreach Section is open by appointment to clients of Social Service and Mental Health agencies in our area.  We can provide dishes, cookware, silverware, towels, sheets and blankets/bedspreads to clients in need of those items.  With the CARES[…]


The Free Market received a grant from Grayson County from funds provided inthe first CARES Stimulus Bill to help local non-profits recover losses and covercosts due to the pandemic. This will cover the loss of donations from the monthsin 2020 that we were closed and the coming months until we are able to safelyopen to[…]

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