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Help us win a $2500 grant!

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Up-Cycled Plant Pots

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Winter Veggie Recipes

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2013 Garden Resolutions

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Treats for Holiday Gift-Giving

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corn relish 2 Replies

Started by Hanford Half Size Happy Ranch in Prepared/Processed Foods. Last reply by Hanford Half Size Happy Ranch Aug 6.

Backyard chiken eggs available 9 Replies

Started by Tanaya Iversen in Eggs. Last reply by Sean A. Murphy Aug 3.

Crocheted hats, scarves, and critters!

Started by Ann G in Other Feb 18.




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Hanford Half Size Happy Ranch replied to Hanford Half Size Happy Ranch's discussion corn relish
"no regular corn. thank you"
Aug 6
Sean A. Murphy replied to Tanaya Iversen's discussion Backyard chiken eggs available
"Have hard cider and rabbit litter for gardening to trade for eggs."
Aug 3
Sean A. Murphy replied to Hanford Half Size Happy Ranch's discussion corn relish
"Did you use organic corn? I have a backlog of jams from barters."
Aug 3
Hanford Half Size Happy Ranch posted a discussion

dragons tongue beans avalable by the pint basket. other beans available coming up

i have fresh heritage dragons tonuge beans in pint baskets for trade we have 4 right now these…See More
Jul 14

MONTHLY BARTERS We try to have 10 barters per year, and our events have been held in various locations throughout the city.

The events are scheduled to run for about 2 hours, but sometimes run shorter. It is important that you arrive in the first 45 minutes to be able to participate fully. The first hour is designed for sign-in, set up, mix and mingle and to check out the goods offered for trade. After a brief announcement, we barter in the second hour. We request that folks wait for the 'bell' to start their actual trading. There is no cash exchanged at a barter.

What to bring to barter Our focus is on the homemade and homegrown. This can cover many many different types of items. You can take a look around the website to get an idea, but a partial list would be: eggs, honey, baked goods, handmade soap, edible plants, garden seeds, fruit/vegetables/herbs, kimchi, beer/mead and jams/jellies, homemade yogurt, homemade laundry soap, homemade skin care products, redworms for vermiculture, compost tea, ornamental plants. Your sign-in sheet will have space for item descriptions, but many people find it helpful to prepare labels and/or ingredient lists ahead of time.

What to ask for in trade The exchange value of any given item is up to each barter participant. The process is a simple one, you just ask "would you like to trade your (eg jar of blackberry jam) for my (eg loaf of bread).." or whatever you are trading. Sometimes people will say 'no thank you' but often the trade works perfectly.
As a general rule, you bring your cool stuff to share and you go home with a lovely cache of cool stuff other people have grown or produced. Bartering is fun, join us!

SUPPORT US: We would like to thank all of you of you who donated on 5/2 during our 2012 GiveBIG campaign. If you didn't get a chance to support us through the matching event, please consider making a donation today. We encourage you to donate at a level that is comfortable for you. For example, a donation of $120 today provides us with $10 a month to keep our events going! We appreciate any level you can give at, every little bit helps us to cover cost like space rental, materials, promotion and web maintenance.
Thank you!!
The Backyard Barter Team



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