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Oganic veggies for your fresh eggs. Sound good? You’re not alone. Thanks to the launch of a new website, Portlandfoodexchange.com, local gardeners now have a convenient means of bartering food. Brian Connelly, along with a few other friends came up with the idea about a year ago. “I’ve been trading extra garden vegetables and veggie starts for a few years now and felt that we really needed an easier way to exchange food,” says Connelly. “We’ve all used various classifieds and community bulletin boards with limited success. Portland Food Exchange is a simple means for people to barter food in our community.” Portlanders seem to require this kind of forward thinking. The site currently has five main categories; Vegetables & Fruit, Seeds & Starts, Herbs, Eggs/ Cheese/Milk, and Other. Listings include up to four photos and are free of charge. “The site is about building a community. Our mission is to maintain a community based food exchange focused on natural, organic and sustainable farming practices. We invite everyone to join us on this exciting journey to promote a longer, healthier and more positive lifestyle,” says Connelly. Nettle pesto, farm eggs, goat cheese, whole grain bread and Texas longhorn cattle beef. These are some of the recent ads. Connelly asks, “Who likes buying groceries from

big grocery chain stores? With so many people growing their own food in Portland, it just makes sense to trade with your neighbor.” We think so too. Visit the site at www.portlandfoodexchange.com Contact: Brian Connelly bjconnelly@gmail.com 503.380.2026

Green Living Journal PDX Spring #12  

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A Practical Journal for Friends of the Environment. Small Houses, National Bike System, Warre Bee Hive, Organic Manifesto, Credit Unions, Bu...

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