Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Our First Exchange Date!

We are planning to hold our first produce exchange on Saturday, June 6, 2009! We've already gotten emails from those who'd like to participate and are very excited about all the yummy items we'll be sharing/receiving that day. Stay tuned for more details and please send an email to mercedshares@yahoo.com if you would like to join us!

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

How did this all get started?

First, we would like to acknowledge where the idea for this produce exchange came from. We heard about the HillsideProduceCooperative.org through the Good Food Radio Show on KCRW.com in Los Angeles. Hillside Produce Cooperative was started by Hynden Walch, an actor, and we thought it was a great idea! Hey, who says you have to be the first to think of everything!

We would like to follow the example of the HPC by helping to eliminate or reduce waste, overripe, rotting fruit, gas used for trips to the grocery store, bags used for carrying food home, and fuel used to truck in or fly in produce.

We will increase opportunities to know our neighbors, cook with and eat fresh local produce, get outside and walk around, share and practice generosity. Free means free.