People are becoming more concerned about where their food comes from, how it is produced and the environmental costs of production. We want to help people find fruit and vegetables locally
CIRENCESTER, England (PRWEB) January 7, 2008
Users can add their location pin to a map, the fruit or vegetables they have to offer and a contact email address. Local consumers can then make contact using the email address to buy or exchange their home grown produce.
Who can use VegExchange.com?
There are two main groups of people expected to use VegExchange.com. People growing fruit and vegetables that are looking to sell or exchange their produce in the local area. This group includes farm shops, box schemes and small commercial growers. It also includes amateur growers who will be able to sell or trade any excess produce.
The second group are consumers looking to find their food locally. There has been a surge in demand for locally grown food in the last few years. This group is typically environmentally conscious and looking for quality produce grown in conditions they can see for themselves.
"People are becoming more concerned about where their food comes from, how it is produced and the environmental costs of production. We want to help people find fruit and vegetables locally," said co-founder Mandy Leonhardt.
What does VegExchange.com do?
The site uses Google Map to show where growers are based. The growers login, add their pin to the map and add details of the fruit and vegetables they have to offer. They can then be identified by consumers in their local area who make contact by email. It is also possible to upload pictures and descriptions of growing methods and conditions used.
The usage of Google Map means that VegExchange.com can be used anywhere in the world.
VegExchange.com is a new site launched in July 2007. It offers the possibility to change the way we grow and consume food. With greater emphasis on growing and finding food locally, huge savings in food miles and our carbon foot prints can be made.
We hope the VegExchange.com encourages exchanging and trading local home grown food. .For more information please visit http://www.VegExchange.com