Fresh idea on produce has merit

THE idea of a food swap may be old hat in Victoria, but it's very new here - and what a fresh approach to getting hold of local produce.

It seems almost unbelievable that after many years, and ongoing attempts, to set up a farmers' market here we still can't seem to get one across the line.

But when the community wants something badly enough, it will always find a way.

This is a baby step towards the sharing around of the produce we are surrounded by in Queensland's "food bowl".

I am sure there are countless green-fingered residents with a surplus of some fruit or vegetable who will be very glad to swap it for something different.

And if you don't, a gold coin donation will suffice to buy some choice veges or fruit.

So until we get our long-awaited farmers' market, let's get behind this food swap and share around the bounty which our rich, red soil brings us.

It may even sow the seeds of a real farmers' market. Then everyone would win - growers and consumers alike.

Topics:  food local produce opinion

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