Monday, 28 March 2011

Mt. Pleasant Fruit & Veg Swap

The first Mount Pleasant Fruit & Veg Swap (organised by the Mt. Pleasant Natural Resource Centre) took place on Sunday, from 9pm - 12 noon. And what an exciting swap it was! We rocked up with 2 baskets. One with fruit and veg. The other full with a variety of cut leucadendrons. No photo of that basket. Sorry.
The concept is great. Bring whatever excess produce you have. Or anything you'd like to share. Produce, seeds, seedlings, your skills, worm castings, anything you can think of.

Put it all on the communal table. It's surprising how laden the table gets in no time. Then chat with fellow swappers over a good cup of coffee. Then do some browsing and 'shopping'. There was a lovely array of fruit and vegetables, seeds and seedlings.
We came home with a basket full of apples, green & purple beans, snow peas, some chillies, a new variety of garlic to plant, a Delicata pumpkin and a good bunch of silverbeet. What a great way to swap excess produce!

5 comments:

ElsieMay said...

So Jealous sounds delightful.

Stewart said...

I've been thinking something like that would work well around here. Thanks for the post.

Malay-Kadazan girl said...

I like this kind of shopping. Must have been a very enjoyfulday. Can't wait to visit the gnomes garden;-).

upsadaisy said...

What a great idea!

Veggie Gnome said...

Thanks for all your comments. Yes, it's a brilliant idea and it seems to work really well. There are already some fruit & veg swaps in Adelaide and they are a real hit.

So, go for it! Set up something like that in your neighbourhood! :)