Episode 188: Veggie Vinder | Local produce for global communities | Hyperlocal economy | Sam Lillie | Port Townsend, WA

Sam Lillie the CEO and Founder of Vinder connects local growers with local eaters fueling our economy with healthy nutritious accessible food options!

if there was one change you would like to see to create a greener world what would it be? For example is there a charity or organization your passionate about or a project you would like to see put into action. What do you feel is the most crucial issue facing our planet in regards to the environment either in your local area or on a national or global scale?

The thing that I’d like to see especially in super markets, is the info of how that produce is grown! You go to the supermarket full of traditional produce. I’d like a plaque that says

  • this is the farm where it’s coming from
  • these are the chemicals and pesticides and insecticides that we used
  • travel distance
  • how long it’s off the vine

if that was implemented we would see a huge decrease in purchases of “the traditional produce ” and we would see a skyrocket for the demand for

  • local
  • non-GMO
  • hyper local produce!
  • pure to pure contact
  • get to know who you grower is
  • provides a connection with your community
  • makes a stronger community

On both an emotional and personal side as well as on the economic side. The money stays within the community.

more transparent agricultural system

  • environmentally friendly
  • soil nutrients
  • cover crops
  • methods that replenish the nutrients in the soil!

    Do you have an inspiration tip or quote to help motivate our listeners to reach into that dirt and start their own garden?

    Gardening doesn’t have to be overwhelming. It can be as simple as one or two indoor plants. Experiment, learn, and indulge in the delicious backyard delicacies you can grow. Life’s a garden…dig it. #Dowhatsripe

    How do we connect with you?

    Check out the website www.veggievinder.com If there are any gardeners out there with excess produce, sign up and post your produce to be put on the map. List it even if it’s growing, mark it as “Growing” so people in your community know you’re there and have something to look forward to. They’ll be able to see what you have but won’t be able to purchase.

    I can be contacted by email at sam@veggievinder.com if you reach out and want to Skype. I’m always happy to do that. I’m more of a in-person, face to face kinda guy.


Listen to the whole episode at www.organicgardenerpodcast.com

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