Barter for Bread!

| 4/24/2019 11:10:00 AM

The idea of trading one product for another – bartering – goes clear back to 6000 B.C. when tribes in Mesopotamia traded goods with Phoenicians. The practice was also used in Babylon.

The origin of the word barter goes back to the 15th century, stemming from the French word “barater,” which, among other things, meant “haggle.”

America’s barter system was very popular during the Great Depression of the 1930s, when many people had little money. Bartering was a means of obtaining food and other necessities. 

When I was approached about the possibility of trading bread for other products – including naturally raised beef – I could hardly say no!

Since I had already calculated the value of a loaf of homemade white bread – which ranges between $1 and $1.50 – it was fairly easy to strike a deal on a fair trade for one pound of the beef. Two loaves of white bread – 100% organic – for one pound of beef, 100% natural.

It has proven to be a beneficial trade on both sides.

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