Saturday, March 28, 2009
Just Getting Started!
Just two weeks old now, but we’re already seeing a lot of interest in Veggie Trader from all across the country (and beyond). Thanks to everyone who has registered with the site and especially those folks who have provided us with so much great feedback. A common reaction we’re getting goes something like this:
Wow! Veggie Trader is a cool idea! What a great concept!
Which makes us happy, because we think so too!
Then, from some of the input we’re getting, it seems like some people sometimes get another thought when they register and get into the listings:
Hey! Nobody in my area has posted anything yet! Why not?
Well, here’s the scoop: As we’ve noted, Veggie Trader is just getting started. It will take time to grow. Some people have already posted listings - even with the big growing season not yet upon us. We thank them for being among the first in their areas (and indeed, the country) to participate. Veggie Trader is all about participation. The more people post listings, the faster the community will start to grow…
If you are among those who think Veggie Trader is a great idea but aren’t seeing enough people in your area using the site just yet, please consider making a listing of your own. If you’re looking for local food, try posting a Wanted listing. If you have a fruit tree you know you can’t fully use, try letting people know about your juicy dilemma. Believe us. There are people near you checking out the site to see what you have to share.
The picture above is of some cherry tomato starts I'm looking to trade in a few weeks, once I figure out how many of them I can share. If you're in Portland, OR, check out my listing if you're interested in a swap...