Changing The Price Of Organic Produce From Expensive To Free

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With produce getting more expensive by the day, a new website, LemonsforLimes.com, is making fresh & organic produce available to gardeners with an online produce exchange.

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"You don't really even need to be a gardener to trade for free fruits and vegetables, all you need is a fruit tree that produces more fruit than you need."

Organic gardening is on the rise as more and more people are realizing the benefits of fresh organic produce in their diet. However, the prices at the grocery store for organic fruits and vegetables continues to escalate. A new website, LemonsforLimes.com, developed by a gardening mom, is changing locally grown organic produce from expensive to free.

The website is an online garden produce exchange. Gardeners face the same challenge every year, an over abundance of some produce during the gardening season and an accompanying lack of other produce items. The site is a powerful tool for gardeners to turn that challenge into an advantage. Gardeners can search for produce in their area from other gardeners who have more than they need. They can list the produce they have available and include a photo if they like. To encourage organic gardening a bright yellow happy face appears next to the listing if the produce was grown organically. Website users can even enter a produce item that is not currently available on a "wish list" and receive a notification when it becomes available.

Company founder, Lori Barudoni says, "You don't really even need to be a gardener to trade for free fruits and vegetables, all you need is a fruit tree that produces more fruit than you need."

Gardeners trade their produce on a point system. The advantage to the point system is that they can harvest and share tomatoes with other members in August, and use those points to pick up limes, from a member in October.

The site is designed to combat the high price of groceries and to spread quickly within a community. If each person who joins has two or three gardening friends near them join, and those members then have 2 or 3 gardening friends living near them join the trading group in that area expands rapidly. Members can then pick up fresh and organic produce from each other for free!

Founded in July of 2011 by Lori Barudoni, LemonsforLimes.com is connecting gardeners online within their local communities to share and trade produce. To view a video and for more information please visit http://www.lemonsforlimes.com

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