Barter is an excellent way to acquire services or goods without 'Big Brother' taking a cut he's not entitled too.
We trade for things like honey, pork, stuff we don't 'Grow' at home.
We also trade my mechanical services
(I'm a pretty good mechanic and gunsmith with proper tools)
For hunting/fishing rights and some carpentry services that I can't do or don't do well.
We trade beef for pork from the pig producers,
We trade beef or nuts or sometimes mushrooms for honey.
(I'm allergic to bee stings, so hives on our little stretch of property is dangerous for me)
I traded a tractor engine rebuild and upgrade for the local metal roofing guy to put a roof on my river house and garage,
I work on some of the farm machinery at a dairy farm for fresh milk and male calves.
(One complete tractor tune up is worth a years supply of fresh milk, and a hay bailer repair is worth two male calves...)
My septic system install was worth a complete engine & transmission rebuild on a '70 SS Chevelle the back hoe/septic installer guy was restoring...
Cost me about $1,000 worth of engine/transmission parts and my time,
(and the $3,000 worth of septic tank, pipes, gravel, ect.) where the cheapest estimate for the septic install was about $12,000, so I think it was worth every minute I put into that engine/transmission...
(his head work alone would have run over $3,500 if I were billing shop rates!)
Gunsmith work gets me permission to hunt/fish on land that would normally be closed to me, or would cost me hundreds of dollars to lease.
Makes for good will around the neighborhood when you give the locals a break like that, and get "Grandpa's" rifle or shot gun working again as a family heirloom...
Pecans, Walnuts, Hickory nuts, Acorns, Mushrooms, Apples, Peaches, Pears, Garden Produce, even wild things like Sassafras roots, Ginseng or Herbs have value,
The trick is finding the right market!
Farmers markets, swap meets, flea markets, ect. are all good,
If you really want to sell the 'Off The Wall' stuff,
Drag it up to a Collage town!
I had a girlfriend a few years back that made money hand over fist selling cattails, fox tails, dried weeds, thistles, ect. to the 'Highly Educated' and 'Upscale' people in the local collage town!
Nail that stuff to an old half rotten barn board, or bunch them up like dried flowers to go over a mantel or doorway, and she could make $5,000 or $6,000 with a single pick up truck load in one day!
She just went around to the 'Home decor' stores and peddled them right off the back of the pickup!
We sell/trade Jams, Jellies, Canned fruit, ect. at the local farmers market when the supplies allow for extra production.
Unless your seasonal produce comes in early, or very late, the raw produce price drops quite a bit when everything you have is 'In Season'...
But make Jams, Jellies, or dry that fruit and store it a while, and it becomes a 'Novelty' again and the price goes back up...
Check out the 'Sustainable Living' forums for ideas on how to connect with people that want to trade goods/services and I'm sure you will find something you can do/trade for something you want/want done!