With an organic garden at the White House, and the “grow your own” concept spreading far and wide across the country this past year, many people attempted to offset rising food costs and industrialized agriculture with their own backyard gardens.
Many were pleasantly surprised by the success of their crops, but after you’ve eaten 20 pounds of zucchini and your garden shows no signs of stopping, what are you to do with the excess?
VeggieTrader.com is a brand new website that was created to help people share and sell their excess garden crops to their local friends and neighbors. Based on the belief that “a bonanza of fruits, vegetables, fresh herbs and more are found right in your own backyard—and your neighbors’ yard too,” the site will act as a sort of edible Craig’s List, helping people list what they have and what they’re looking for to facilitate swapping.
The site is free to join and use, and it is well constructed with an easy to use search and listing function that makes sharing your bounty fun. Depending on your region of the country and the season, there may not be much listed yet, but as the site is very new, all that’s needed to change that is for you to join!
New site members should be sure to browse the FAQ section, which addresses some unique topics of interest, like licenses, taxes, quarantine zones, pesticides and prohibited items.
Stop letting those yummy homegrown fruits and veggies become compost before their time! Check out VeggieTrader.com today.
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