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.
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[…]
April Magill will be presenting on her work as an Architect, Natural Builder, and Community-Building leader, working to advance sustainable, high-performing natural methods of construction. Methods such as Rammed Earth, Hempcrete, Cob, natural plasters & paints and more are regenerative systems, often sequestering carbon, environmentally friendly, and healthy for the laborers and the inhabitants. April[…]
Regret to announce we have postponed the River Cleanup scheduled for this Saturday the 15th due to current river conditions. We have rescheduled this annual event to Saturday September 14th. -Keith Andrews Join the New River Conservation Club for a River Clean Up! 8am-1pm, 7107 Riverside Dr, Fries, VA 24330 Everyone Welcome! Teams, families, youth[…]
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[…]
Recently the Free Market has been focused on sprucing up and organization! The bulletin boards have been revised and moved to a more central location in order to attract more attention for community events, services offered by area businesses, and items/services needed by our customers. Drop off your business card, or take a moment to[…]
December 16th, 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm The Free Market is hosting a crafting workshop using items donated to the market. Join us to learn a craft and take home a delightful Christmas decoration for your home or a gift to give.
Grayson LandCare has signed a one-year lease for the former Briarpatch Metalworks building on N. Independence Avenue, where the organization is offering a new community resource: the Free Market. Kathy Cole, Grayson LandCare President, announced the new project during the Board of Supervisors meeting on August 10th. The Free Market, which opened on August 31,[…]