Hey, not sure what y'alls experiences have been with the Really Really Free Market (RRFM) in your area, but I was inspired by the incredible RRFM in Carboro NC about 4 years ago and decided to start doing one in Wilmington NC. If you don't know what the hell a RRFM is then check it- http://www.reallyreallyfree.org/
I wasn't even living in Wilmington at the time but this town has a great proportion of rad people for being such a small place and virtually zero activism so I figured it would be a good start. In retrospect I think it was, 4 years later, RRFM is one of our staple hang-out events of the month. I think our first one 4 years ago was one of the best. Somehow everything came together, a band appeared out of nowhere and started playing, there we're mad people giving away/getting stuff, fixing bikes ect. I think people thought it was cool that we were importing this new concept from Greensboro/Chapel Hill/Carboro.
Unfortunately I think we got a little cocky our first year because we had all this support from the lib. yups. but soon we found that thier support was limited and once they got rid of some stuff and realized they didn't have a real need for anything, they stopped coming out. We also experience a year of poor-planning/involvement, lack of a real space in town that was neutral, centrally located and HAD SOME SHADE! It wasn't until the fabled Chris Currituck/Maria came into town that shit really got back on the right track. Don't know if anyone on here knows them and singlewide/mutiny distro, but those two brought back Wilmington's activism majorly.
So for the past two years, thanks to those two, we have a space to do the RRFM (at a large community garden on an abandoned lot in the middle of town by a major road), we now have restarted FNB and distribute crazy amounts of food at the RRFM, and finally have a trajectory making this shit real!
And it rules to cause we don't have any PC motherfuckers running the show, just a bunch of punks hiding beer cans, laughing and getting down while we do this shit. Ask me any questions you have about the RRFM I'd be glad to try to help.