There Are Others!

The Hillside Produce Cooperative –  the original – handles exchangers in North Eastern Los Angeles, primarily in the neighborhoods of Glassell Park, Mt Washington, Eagle Rock, Silver Lake, Cypress Park, Los Feliz, Atwater Village, Echo park, Highland Park, Montecito Heights, and Downtown LA.  Contact Hynden at:

The Fairfax/West Hollywood Produce Cooperative – contact Lauren at:

Westside Produce Exchange in West L.A.  Contact Naomi at:

The Valley Produce Exchange covers the San Fernando Valley.  Contact Colleen at:

Ventura Produce Cooperative – Contact Maureen Durkin at:

Merced Shares – Contact Ericka at:

San Gabriel Valley Produce Cooperative – Contact Monica at

Garden Angels Produce Cooperative – So far we’re trading Long Beach with Lakewood, Los Altos, Los Alamitos, and we’ve tapped into OC via Seal Beach and Garden Grove!  Contact Shannon at:

And if you don’t see your area on this list, then consider facilitating your own Co-op Exchange for your community!


One response to “There Are Others!

  1. You may also be interested in RIPE* Communities (*Residential In-season Produce Exchange). RIPE Altadena started in 2007 and has over 200 members, mostly in Altadena, but also Pasadena and surrounding areas. The RIPE Arcadia-Temple City chapter just formed this year. We exchange backyard grown items at our park swaps and via email when we have a bounty to share. We also have educational classes and community referral resources. You can check it all out at or
    Gail Murphy – founder RIPE Communities

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