“Front Porch Forum is the best advertising dollars I have spent in a long time. And the money goes to a great organization! Just imagine how many cats are home safe and sound because of FPF.” • Greg at Teacher’s Tree Service
“Our advertising on FPF worked so well that we had to stop accepting new members! Thank you for the help and for helping to give us a platform to advertise our business. We appreciate all that you and the FPF team have done to help us and other businesses during this time! • Matt at Reap and Sow Farm
“Geez, I have 18 estimates and 6 confirmed jobs. Great results, thank you!” • Duffy at Duffy Gardner Masonry
Have a small business? Put FPF to work for you!
Vermonters see swift results from their postings on Front Porch Forum.
“Got to love FPF and the speed with which it gets the word out. Someone contacted me about the slabs about ten minutes after the last posting. Thanks to those who responded. Next time.” • Peter in Northfield
“Would like to THANK Front Porch Forum for including my posting of table saw for sale, which was sold on the same day it was posted.” • Joseph in Montpelier
“My tree found a new home in less than an hour. Once again, FPF is amazing!” • Karen in Montpelier
“Thanks to FPF the ladder was sold and taken away less than an hour after the ad arrived in our email boxes!” • Peter in East Montpelier
Everyday items are bought and sold on FPF. Some of our members do it with humor:
“I have a table. I have run out of places to put it. You need a table. Or maybe you would if you got rid of that piece of crap you are using for one now and took mine! Plywood and blocks are OK for a college student, but at your age, you should move up to real wood. Old wood. Wood made before Hawaii was a state. Before plastics were invented. Wood. Oak, in fact. Such oaky goodness like you never see anymore. The kind that will make you want to wake up in the morning just to go sit in front of it, but please, use a coaster? I am dropping the price. I will deliver it. And I’ll carry off your plywood and cinderblock thing. Email me, but be fast. The last stuff I posted is all gone and it had a much worse ad. I expect a deluge of emails. (I’m hoping people will quit with the marriage proposals already!) You snooze, you lose! Oh yeah, blockchain, bitcoin, stormy dangles, yada yada. Buy the table.” • Forrest in Randolph
“Whooee! Forrest, you did us all a favor. I am still laughing. Talk about livening up the culture here on Front Porch Forum! I would gladly reward your fine on-line behavior by buying your table, but I really don’t need a table. Too bad. But anyway, it must be on its way to new owners this weekend after razzle-dazzle like that.”
• Josie in Randolph Center
College students and landscapers find work with the help of FPF:
“Just wanted to let everyone know that I am booked with at least 9 people to work for this summer and will post something if I am open to more work. Thank you all to those who have replied to my Front Porch Forum as it helps a lot!” • Kyle in Moretown
“Thanks to FPF, I saw a post for landscaping, masonry, carpentry, painting, and driveway repair work when I needed help fixing our stone wall. Jeremy fixed the problems with speed and skill. He’s a clean, careful worker. I will hire him again.” • Casey in Johnson
“Thank you for all the recommendations for Lawn Care, we have someone now. I greatly appreciate all the responses and love Front Porch Forum.” • Kim in Morrisville
Looking for help with odd jobs around the house? Try FPF!
Neighbors and friends continue to support the work we do.
“We are so grateful for this great way to reach you! We use Front Porch Forum a lot to let folks know about our rental cottage and we always find GREAT people through FPF. It feels safe and fun to rent our place this way and we have just become contributing members on a monthly basis to help keep FPF available to us all! It’s super easy to do, and you can choose the payment amount that works for you!” • Peg in Calais
Learn more here how you can join Peg and Indigo as supporting members!
Neighbors frequently extend their thanks to FPF, including John who held a barn sale in Cornwall, and donated a portion of his sales. Free or for sale, members find success on FPF:
“The bike helmet was taken within an hour of the posting. Thank you Front Porch Forum.” • Jean in Middlebury
“Thanks. FPFers. The Trek bikes are gone. We had over 30 responses.”
• Jeff in Waterbury
“The Subaru tires are gone, thanks to all those who inquired, I don’t think it took all of 15 minutes really. Support FPF!” • Fred & Karen in Northfield
“As a thank you to Front Porch Forum, a donation will be made to FPF equal to 10% of the total proceeds from orders received from this posting and future postings. Thanks FPF!” • John from Got Vinyl?
“Free tandem kayak found a good home and we really appreciate all the interest. Our Front Porch Forum is a GREAT resource!”
• Rick in Jericho
“Thanks to FPF the golf clubs and cart were picked up today.”
• Irene in Barre
“The bike has gone to a new home. Front Porch Forum is a wonderful place.” • Kathy in Jericho
Looking to sell or give-away household items…. or a car? Some success stories:
“Kitchen Aid Mixer & Toddler Bed Sold. Thanks for ALL the interest! Thank you to Front Porch Forum!” • Elizabeth in Danville
“FPF came out at 4:30 ish and by 6:00 I had 6 people contact me about the carpet!” • Gerry in Fayston
“The flooring is gone. Picked up this morning after posted yesterday. Way to go FPF.” • Noah in Montpelier
“Subaru sold! Thanks for ALL the inquires. Amazing the Power of FPF!!!” • Ginny in Stowe
“I’ve never received bogus calls or offers from anything posted here on FPF. Can’t say that for Craigslist!”
• John in Barre
Are you using Front Porch Forum to move some items?
“So thrilled that some of my unmarked opera scores in great condition were snapped up so quickly, in one day! I am happy that a young local musician will enjoy them now in her music studies as I did! Front Porch Forum is a great idea.” • Annie-Vera in Stowe
“Wow! Front Porch Forum amazes me. Many many people responded to my Roku posting of this morning – but it’s been spoken for.”
• Lawrence in Montpelier
“I think that it is really COOL that my Fridge has sold. I can now CHILL out that its is soon to be gone. Want to thank all that replied, not to FREEZE anyone out here.” • Paul in Stowe
“The Victrola Was Instantly Claimed! I love FPF. Thanks to everyone for your interest.” • Elizabeth in Middlebury
Need some speedy responses to items for sale? Post them on FPF!
Ghost of Midnight is an online journal about fostering community within neighborhoods, with a special focus on Front Porch Forum (FPF). My wife, Valerie, and I founded FPF in 2006... read more