Matcham/Holgate Produce Share

Matcham Holgate Produce Share

Date(s) - 08/07/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am

Fires Creek Winery


Produce shares operate under the umbrella of the gift economy, an alternative way of transacting with others that has generosity at its heart. A produce share is a place where local people bring their surplus produce and give it away to others. We operate according to three principles:

  1. Give generously with no expectation of a return
  2. Receive gratefully with no obligation of a debt
  3. Share fairly with others so that nobody goes without.

The thinking behind this model is that generosity benefits everyone. Those of us that grow food don’t end up with waste, and an unwanted glut, and those that receive it get access to free, healthy, local produce. Best of all we get to meet each other, to make new friends and to learn more about how to grow food in our own area.

At our foundation are the ethics of permaculture; Earth Care, People Care and Fair Share.

Please come along and say hello at our produce share events. They need you to survive and thrive. You can bring produce from your garden, including vegies, fruit, herbs, eggs, honey, home baked goods and preserves, seeds, seedlings, cuttings, potted plants and cut flowers. If you don’t have anything to contribute you’re welcome to help us with setting up and cleaning up instead, or just call in and have a look around, meet a few more local people and hopefully make some friends. In time we hope to be able to offer workshops or talks to expand the concept of sharing, because we’re aware that there’s so much knowledge among valley residents and plenty of people happy to learn new skills.