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    Default The Problem is Not Production - It's Distribution

    Would like to write an economics OP on the same theme, but the title comes from this lovely gardening blog.

    http://www.correntewire.com/the_prob...t_distribution

    What to do with gluts ? There is a carpet of apples in my garden, even after giving many away and putting some in the freezer.

    Should there be a garden produce swap-market ?

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    Anyone with chickens can't get enough.
    Swap.
    Free range eggs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinsin View Post
    Anyone with chickens can't get enough.
    Swap.
    Free range eggs.
    Have chickens... they got enough....

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    Default Re: The Problem is Not Production - It's Distribution

    Free range eggs?
    I feel duped by the thread title
    "This isn't working,
    My middle-brow f**ker"

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    Default Re: The Problem is Not Production - It's Distribution

    Free range eggs?
    I feel duped by the thread title
    "This isn't working,
    My middle-brow f**ker"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Griska View Post
    Free range eggs?
    I feel duped by the thread title
    So did I, when I clicked on the link. But then I got interested. And it is the same issue - the planet produces a glut of every blooming thing, from free range eggs to ipods.

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    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Have chickens... they got enough....
    More chickens.

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    Default Re: The Problem is Not Production - It's Distribution

    Quote Originally Posted by C. Flower View Post
    Would like to write an economics OP on the same theme, but the title comes from this lovely gardening blog.



    What to do with gluts ? There is a carpet of apples in my garden, even after giving many away and putting some in the freezer.

    Should there be a garden produce swap-market ?
    Just preserve, freeze, dry your produce, The problem with a garden produce swap market is that everyone will have a glut of the same seasonal crops at the same time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Green Giant View Post
    Just preserve, freeze, dry your produce, The problem with a garden produce swap market is that everyone will have a glut of the same seasonal crops at the same time.
    You've just given the answer. Diversity. At the moment there are guys driving around the place here with literally truckloads of onions. Bags of 5, 10 or 20 kg, 0.15€ per kilo. 4 or 5 different trucks pass by every day. We like our onions, but there are limits...
    The good thing is of course that a lot of these end up with the food kitchens, but that's not the point. A smallish community can happily feed itself with a wide variety of stuff, but they have to grow the wide variety.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ephilant View Post
    You've just given the answer. Diversity. At the moment there are guys driving around the place here with literally truckloads of onions. Bags of 5, 10 or 20 kg, 0.15€ per kilo. 4 or 5 different trucks pass by every day. We like our onions, but there are limits...
    The good thing is of course that a lot of these end up with the food kitchens, but that's not the point. A smallish community can happily feed itself with a wide variety of stuff, but they have to grow the wide variety.
    Local growing conditions do impact on that diversity and the quality of the produce, a primary reason why certain regions of Ireland are know for producing certain produce.

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