New Web Site for Sharing Produce

By Charlie Nardozzi

Many gardeners are growing vegetables and fruits this year and often they end up planting too much of any one item. So what happens to the produce if you have extra zucchini, a bumper crop of lemons, or too many green beans? You certainly can give it away to friends, neighbors, and family, or to the local food shelf. However, if you're interested in trading there's a new website that allows people to trade, sell, and buy extra produce from their gardens. It's like gardening classifieds!

Veggie Trader is simple to use. You sign up and browse through all the listings looking for the right match. You can list produce you have and want to trade or sell or list a type of produce you're looking for to swap or buy. It's best to be specific with the type of produce you have to trade. For example, specify 'Big Boy' tomato instead of just tomato. You indicate where you live by zip code and how far you're willing to travel to swap produce.

It's a fun new site and a good way to swap out your extra cucumbers for something exotic that perhaps you didn't grow yourself. For more information go to: Veggie Trader.

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