FOOD CART A BIG HIT
Jo Seater, who owns the Lightfoot Eco Store on St Vincent St, has had the cart in front of her shop for the past week.
Members of the community with excess produce have filled it with lemons, figs and capsicums – and even some eggs too.
“It operates on a give what you can, take what you need proviso,” Ms Seater says.
“At least 12 people have brought food. It certainly is popular – there’s something new on the cart every day.”
She decided to place the cart in front of the store after an approach by one of her customers, Jackie AverayLawrie, who belongs to a “grow-free” movement, supplying free, organic and locally grown food.
“It’s all about growing your own food and sharing it,” Ms Seater says.
Ms Averay-Lawrie and fellow grow-free member Nicky Webb organised the cart, decorated it and stationed it on St Vincent St.
Ms Seater says she supported the initiative because it reduces waste and builds a closer community.
“I have customers who are in need of some fresh produce that doesn’t cost the earth and this doesn’t cost them anything unless they want to donate something back,” she says.