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[…]
The Free Market is looking festive these days with holiday decorations on display throughout the store. We have a large stock of ornaments, gift bags and wrap, lights, seasonal mugs and glasses along with other holiday items. We will be restocking our shelves until our inventory is depleted. In addition, The Free Market will be[…]
Come on by the Free Market and see how good it looks! Many thanks to Kathy Cole, Jean Roznik and all the dedicated volunteers. We have finished our fourth quarter weights and measures week. We estimate the Free Market diverts approximately 46 tons/year from the landfills which represents a savings of $2,300/year in landfill fees.
August was a busy month of organizing, tidying and upcycling at The Free Market. Feedback about the changes has been positive from customers and volunteers alike, and the focus going forward will be on maintaining the new systems. New volunteer recruitment continues to be a priority and we ask that you invite anyone who may[…]
Jean Roznik is the new manager of the Free Market. Jean was born in Ireland and moved to Mouth of Wilson via Alberta Canada and Charlotte, NC. Jean has started by reorganizing the shelves and filling them with the many new donations. Her current focus is to create permanent display arrangements, with upcycled materials, so[…]
The Free Market’s booth during the July 4th festivities on the Historic 1908 Courthouse lawn was a huge success! We set up a booth to give away a variety of items as a way to demonstrate the kinds of things that can be found at the Free Market. We gave away Free Market postcards, and the[…]
As the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Independence disbanded recently, they gave their remaining funds to a few local non-profits. The Free Market received a check for $750, a huge show of support for our mission. We are grateful for their generosity and will be thoughtful in how we use the funds they have entrusted to[…]