Monday, June 1, 2009

Back to the Barter System

I saw a brilliant post on Chow.com today about a new website, VeggieTrader.com, that allows home gardeners in your community to swap excess vegetables they might grow. Just punch in your zipcode and see what's available!

It's times like these that I wish I had a garden! I do remember my mother growing tomatoes and basil in our backyard growing up, and by midsummer, I wanted to crawl underneath the table when tomatoes were yet again served upon it... and for an Italian girl, that's an insane amount of tomatoes, and I sure wished there'd been a little more variety in our garden. (though now I miss those days of just walking into the backyard and picking what veggies I wanted for dinner!)For all the extra veggies that might sprout up in your home garden, this sounds like a great way to swap not only produce, but recipes as well!

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mangocheeks said...

I think this is a great idea. Wonder when it will take off in the UK?

PS Your welcome to my excess garden produce anyday, just a shame your on the other side of the world.