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By Blake Powers and John Chapman

The East County Produce Exchange is kicking off the New Year with an event on Saturday, January 26th. It will be held in the Jamul Hardware parking lot from 3:30-5:00. The Exchange is a monthly event in Jamul, where people come from all over the county to exchange freshly grown fruits and vegetables. The produce exchange is like a farmer’s market, but it is a free event. There is no money involved!

 You set out your produce on a table, and then walk around and take what you want from others, while others will take from you.  This month the exchange expects to have lots of oranges, lemons, chard, cabbage, broccoli, kale,  onions, and herbs.

“We are proud to say that our produce exchange has been continuing to grow even after two years,” a statement from the East County Produce Exchange Team indicates.“We will also have a master gardener present who will be able to exchange those gardening tips that you may be dying to know.  If you are able please bring tables. If you do not have a table, we will provide one for you to share."

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