Monday, April 13, 2009

Veggie Trading

If the cold weather passes, and we can find time in this busy season to get our plants in their outdoor containers, and all the seedlings don't die waiting... maybe we will be able to participate in a great new online community called Veggie Trader (

Here is how it works: You create a free user account, then use the site like craigslist. You post a listing describing the excess produce you have and what you'd like in return, and then you wait for a response. Or, if you're looking for local produce, you simply enter your zipcode and see what your neighbors have available. You can also post specific produce you’re looking for in our Wanted section and see which of your neighbors answers your request.

In the "Who We Are" section, Veggie Trader says:

"Veggie Trader is our pilot effort to see if we can help more families eat well, make the most of the environment, and put more backyards to work for the benefit of neighbors, community and country. We think knowing where your food comes from and supporting your local economy are more important these days than ever. And saving money (or making a little extra) doesn't hurt either."

I can't agree more. Hopefully we will have some produce to trade this season. I am keeping my fingers crossed, as long as the rest of the plants don't go the way of the cilantro.

At least the rest of the seedlings are looking healthy (especially the cukes and tomatoes)!

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