Hello, my name is Rosemary and I began this produce exchange with the help of my husband, Kevin.
The idea of the community produce exchange began when we realized we had successfully produce over 300 passionfruit on a single vine.
While wildly prolific this vine presented to be, we were also presented with more fruit than a family could reasonably consume.
We decided to find a neighborhood forum to offer a trade for homegrown produce with the idea of avocados or lemons in mind.
This fueled a big conversation.
Three days and over 100 comments later, it seemed that we had only one option: Create a community based produce trade with no monetary transactions
LAKE MURRAY PRODUCE WAS BORN
From a pop up tent in a blooming field spring of 2019 and standing with a straw hat on, we have made our way to join efforts with the San Carlos Community Garden and host our once-monthly trade at their beautiful location on Boulder Lake.