July 20, 2009

Introducing: Noe Valley Exchange

From Felicia:
I am a Noe Valley resident with a great vege garden in the back yard. I'd like to find other local gardeners out there who'd be willing to exchange produce/fruits grown in their backyard. For example, I've got a lot of zucchini about to come in, and I'd really like peppers or lemons in exchange. I figure there has to be others in the neighborhood who would have what I'm looking for and would be willing to do a neighborhood garden exchange.
It's a great idea, and we've been contemplating how to do this since reading a New York Times article last month on the same topic. Today we set up a Google Group called Noe Valley Exchange for trading home-grown fruit, vegetables, and other backyard farmer products. No money to change hands, and you know where your food comes from.

Please check it out, sign up and let us know what you think. Also let us know if we should add categories for goods and services.

[NYT: Neighbor, Can You Spare a Plum?]
[Photo: Vegetable Exchange]


kitchen bitch said...

I have been a Noe Valley resident for 5 years. This year I tried desperately to find a community garden space or some kind resident willing to allow me to plan a garden in their yard in exchange for some of the crop. Since I wasn't able to find either I am putting this out there: I am a professionally trained chef and willing to use some of your crop to make tasty food that we will both enjoy. For instance the person with all the Zucchini may not like to bake and I would welcome making some bread, muffins, cookies, etc with your product for both of us to enjoy. Perhaps that could be a category you can ad to the group?


Self Proclaimed Kitchen Bitch

Sean said...

Learned of this handy resource thanks to KCRW's Good Food: http://veggietrader.com/