Here’s a press release for the new Localsourcers online forum. Please pass it on if you know of any news outlets that might be interested!
May 20, 2013
CONTACT: Luc Reid,
Local Foods Group Launches Online Community for Localvores
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
WILLISTON – Localsourcers (www.localsourcers.org), a Vermont-based community group promoting local food and sustainable lifestyles, has launched a online discussion system for local resources and green living at www.localsourcers.org/forum. The new site is a cost-free and ad-free exchange for localvores, farmers, businesses, individuals, and families. Anyone can read it, while posting requires registration (free), which also will enable users to add reviews about local farms, use the free food sharing tool, and access other site features.
“You can post gardening tips, read about new sources for local foods, brag about your CSA, hear from community groups, and find options for going solar,” says organizer Luc Reid. “Sharing information is the big goal.”
Reid is a writer, programmer, and speaker. He founded a successful writing forum in 2005 using the same discussion group software that has now been customized for Localsourcers.
The Localsourcers.org site offers resources like the CSA Matchmaker (www.localsourcers.org/CSA), which pairs site visitors up with the best farm membership program for their needs, and a local foods and sustainability calendar (www.localsourcers.org/calendar). While these two features currently cover the ChamplainValley and Vermont, the forum is open to users from all areas.