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The sharing economy

(article, Culinate staff)

The January issue of Sunset magazine features a story about resource-sharing via the Web. Some of the sites included are general how-to and info sites, such as Mesh Labs, Shareable, and Collaborative Consumption; the goal is to get folks to consider building community and saving moola by sharing, thus creating a so-called "sharing economy," living a life of collaborative consumption.

But some of the sites are food-focused, especially Eggzy, a national site that encourages back-yard chicken keeping and egg sharing. If you don't have chickens of your own, but still want to score some farm-fresh eggs, check out the site's Egg Stands page, which lets you search for providers by ZIP code.