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Barter markets

food swapping round a table full of produce

Barter markets are swap meets which work without any monetary exchange.

Those attending the market simply swap products, either things they no longer need or things they have produced or grown themselves. Because they encourage people to swap unwanted items rather than throw them away, barter markets have great potential to reduce waste, and they can also help home growers deal with gluts.