Plaza Midwood HOLIDAY Food Swap!

Ready for a chance to show off (and swap out) your home grown veggies, home brewed beverages, home baked breads/muffins/cookies/pies/cakes, or lovingly prepared preserves? November 24th is the date for the final Plaza Midwood Food Swap of 2013~ this time with a holiday twist! (No worries, we will be resuming the swaps again in spring...). Let's make this swap a great opportunity to pick up some ingredients for the upcoming holidays - or even find some nifty jars of yummy to give out at Christmas for the foodies on your list! Sound good? RSVP, tell us what you'll be bringing and then show up at Snug Harbor on November 24th between 2 - 2:30. Swapping will begin at 2:30 and will finish up around 3:00. Everyone is of course welcome to stick around to socialize and to grab a refreshing drink from the bar!

A food swap is a recurring event where members of a community share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees, e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs. No cash is exchanged, and no goods are sold.
Diversify your pantry and go home happy and inspired while meeting your friends and neighbors!

Who can participate?
We welcome everyone, as long as you bring something you made, grew, or foraged yourself!

What do people bring?
All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think baked goods, jam, pickles, beer, spreads, honey, vinegar, mead, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, homemade sausages, backyard eggs … you name it! Bring as little or as much as you like. You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things. The possibilities are endless! Keep in mind that swappers will be examining and picking up your goods, so be sure to package them in a way that protects the food and makes it clear the amounts you want to swap. We encourage reusable, earth-friendly packaging whenever possible. If possible, you should also bring samples for others to try.

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  • Katina W.

    The events in the spring should be better weather wise). Really nice other than that. It was really nice to meet everyone.

    November 26, 2013

  • caroline s.

    Hey all, I was bummed to miss the Holiday Food Swap, but had a great family event. Just FYI, there is a great HOLIDAY MARKET happening this Saturday, November 30. It's a Pop-Up Store in Southend at 1320 S. Church St. from 9am to 5pm. Over 20 area small businesses will be there with their locally made food and gifts. Plenty of delish food samples, a food truck, and a new coffee shop and brand new brewery next door. Come see us at SHOP MICRO LOCAL (see websites by the same name) and shop small!

    1 · November 25, 2013

  • Tyson

    Great meetup. Met some very cool people and resources for future gardening tips. Looking forward to future good swaps.

    November 24, 2013

  • Tyson

    Depending on this crazy weather I should have plenty of Kale, Collards, garlic dill hamburger slices to trade & maybe my last quart jar of pickled watermelon rind if I can force myself to part with it.

    November 13, 2013

  • caroline s.

    Guava Love Foods would love to be at the Food Swap - so much fun and such good food - but I have a family celebration that same day and time. Darn. I plan to attend future events. Enjoy you guys.

    November 11, 2013

    • Kristina C.

      Thanks Caroline, for letting us know! Looking forward to seeing you and indulging in more Guava Love sometime in the future! In the meantime I'll be possessively hoarding my jar... ;)

      November 13, 2013

  • Katina W.

    Just checked my calendar and I have a 3:30 commitment so I may have to leave a bit early (just have to check to two locations).

    1 · November 12, 2013

  • Katina W.

    Really hope to make it this time. I have a really great cookie recipe.

    1 · November 12, 2013

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