www.VegExchange.com Launches Free Online Exchange for Trading Home Grown Fruit and...

Mon Jan 7, 2008 9:18am EST

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www.VegExchange.com Launches Free Online Exchange for Trading Home Grown Fruit and Vegetables

CIRENCESTER, England--(Business Wire)--www.VegExchange.com offers free online advertising ideal for small
local fruit and vegetable growers. Using Google Map with the vegetable
grower's location, products and contact details, we have created the
means to allow consumers to find locally grown fruit and vegetables.

   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

   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

   "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.

   About VegExchange.com

   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

James Sharpe, +44-7951-170981

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