Community Swap Meets

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"Share Tompkins, a volunteer-run group based in Ithaca, NY, was formed in May 2009 to help folks share and trade goods and services. We organize monthly “Community Swap Meets,” where people give-away and barter everything from homemade apple butter and original art, to music lessons, and massage.

The swaps are fun, social events and often include potluck food, music and crafting. Our first few gatherings were in people’s homes and backyards. Our most recent Holiday Swap was hosted by a local Community Center and over seventy people came out to share and trade crafts and goodies for the gift-giving season.

All kinds of creative arrangements have emerged from these events." (