Backyard farming is hot. Last month Portland-based initiative VeggieTrader launched. VeggieTrader is an online marketplace for buying and selling homegrown products that come right from the backyard. The service was started as an effort to stimulate good eating habits, save money and make the most of the environment.
After signing up for free, participants can post listings describing their excess produce and specify what they would like to receive in return (food or cash). It’s also possible to locate food available nearby and list their desired produce in the ‘Wanted’ section.