Lamorinda Produce Exchange

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Lamorinda Produce Exchange

A decentralized orchard and kitchen garden for Lafayette, Orinda and Moraga food and garden lovers. Swap your extra Meyer lemons for your neighbor's extra tomatoes! Pool resources, save money, know your community and eat the best of the best.

Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-10804-Oakland-Fresh-Foods-Examiner
Location: Lafayette, CA
Members: 16
Latest Activity: Apr 11, 2012

June 28th -- Lamorinda Produce Exchange Meetup, 10:00 a.m.

Hello Folks.

We will convene in Lafayette 10:00 in the morning on June 28th. Coffee will be provided, and probably some baked goods. As folks RSVP I will update the list of probable crops available for barter (or sale on the DL, as we don't want to exclude people who aren't gardening but want to be involved!) So far we expect to have;

fresh free range eggs
breads
plums (tart cherry plums, santa rosas, others)
tomatoes
beans (assorted types)
kaffir lime leaf
oregano
mint
sage
pineapple sage
nasturtium flowers
basil
summer squash / squash blossom

Please spread the word, invite friends, and let us know if you're coming, if you're bringing something, etc. Remember, this will be much more meaningful and effective the more people participate.

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Time flies! Whoops! 2 Replies

Started by Amy Greacen. Last reply by Amy Greacen Sep 25, 2009.

I have plums! and herbs. and eggs. and, well, squash. 3 Replies

Started by Amy Greacen. Last reply by Amy Greacen Jul 6, 2009.

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Comment by chuck willow on April 11, 2012 at 6:56pm

Hi everyone I'm looking for some land to grow on and share the bounty .I'm in alameda, but I'm looking for someplace a little warmer.
Thanx, Chuck

Comment by Heidi Rahlmann Plumb on September 11, 2009 at 8:53pm
Amy, come by the non-profit table if you come next week I'd love to meet you. In fact if you had little cards with info about the Hyperlocavore group I know people would pick them up. The non-profit table is on the lawn - Sustainable Lafayette is there as well as others.
Comment by Amy Greacen on September 11, 2009 at 2:05pm
Hey Heidi -- yes, i have been there! there have been wonderful strawberries and pears among other things. very excited and definitely mean to support it. also -- yes, we will have a nother get together soon - i have been flying low last few weeks -- much to do and not enough hours in the day. :-)
Comment by Heidi Rahlmann Plumb on September 10, 2009 at 10:07pm
I hope all you Hyperlocavores have made it to the trail Lafayette Farmer's Market. There is one more next Thursday 9/17 from 4 - 8. I was volunteering there and talked to many people who want to know what they can do with their extra backyard produce. I mentioned this group several times. Is there another exchange planned?
Comment by Chloe Etienne on July 2, 2009 at 8:18am
Thanks Amy and Chris for a most fabulous party! The spread of homemade pastries, bread and coffee was fantastic. The share table was a gorgeous cornucopia of herbs, flowers, squashes, fruits, eggs, wine and seeds. I can't wait to see what the next one looks like when the gardens get into full swing. Matt wants your kolache recipe Amy, he said they taste just like his Mother's. Barb, the jam is wonderful. I did not know my plums could taste that good. The Zinfandel from LangeTwins sustainable vineyard Lodi www.langetwins.com is awesome! It hides its high alcohol content very well :) I hope you guys have success with the watercress and nasturtium seeds, and that the arugula seedlings take off for you. What a great group of people. I'm looking forward to seeing you all again soon.
Comment by LizM - Site Moderator on July 1, 2009 at 6:29pm
Great! Thanks Amy - You guys rock!
Comment by Amy Greacen on July 1, 2009 at 3:53pm
photos to come, Liz -- my hubby has to upload the pix with his laptop; i don't have the right cable. i'll ask him to do it tonight. :-) will post more in a while
Comment by LizM - Site Moderator on July 1, 2009 at 3:46pm
Hey folks!

You are prominently featured as my inspiration in this post on how to start a neighborhood produce exchange! Please post pictures and videos if you have time on the next go round! You are doing GREAT THINGS!

http://hyperlocavore.ning.com/page/how-do-i-start-a-produce

Special thanks for Amy and Chris for getting the ball rolling!

Happy Digging!
LizM
Comment by Barbara Williams on July 1, 2009 at 3:13pm
Great gathering! Great Group!

Still kinda early in the season for any volume of produce, but we got creative with rooted herbs, plums, seeds, flowers, lessons in raising chickens, discussion on best types of fruit trees, jam from one member made from anothers homegrown plums, even owner bottled wine!
A perpfect start to the season.

Thanks for hosting at your beautiful home Amy and Chris.
Comment by LizM - Site Moderator on July 1, 2009 at 2:01pm
Hey guys!

Can you report back and let the rest of us hyperlocavores know how it went?

Take care,
Liz
 

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