The library is a wonderful place to go when you are looking for a good read, some quiet workspace, and free Wi-Fi. But did you know it’s also a wonderful place to look for fresh homegrown produce? Our local library not only offers us great stories and friendly faces; they also have a produce swap giving the community access to fresh local produce.

Beginning mid-August and running until the end of the growing season, the produce swap is an excellent way to get access to fresh fruits and veggies. Adrian Ransom, the senior library assistant at the Goldendale Community Library, had the idea last spring as a way for people to share their crops that would otherwise be tossed out, she believes “It’s that idea of sharing the bounty of what people have.”