Buy and swap your veggies

June 15, 2009
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A new website in the U.S. is allowing users to buy, sell or trade their veggies, adding a whole new dimension to the term "community gardens."

VeggieTrader.com is a concept that was originally inspired by a neighbourhood lemon tree that was rarely picked. The site's creators wanted to stop the excess food people grow from going to waste. "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," reads a section on the website.

VeggieTrader.com works like a classified listing - after signing up for free, members can view the listings in the zip code (for now it's only open to U.S. residents) and contact users anonymously for any buying, selling or trading inquiries.

What do you think? Is this something your customers would be interested in? Or an idea that you could somehow incorporate at your garden centre?

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