Plaza Midwood Food and Seed Swap!

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!

How do I participate?

RSVP, tell us what you'll be bringing and then show up at 2pm sharp! The first half hour will be used to set up your goods and check out what everyone else has brought. 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!

For the April swap, seed swapping is also encouraged!

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

What do people bring?
All food 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, reused, earth-friendly packaging whenever possible. If possible, you should also bring samples for others to try.

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  • caroline s.

    When is the next food swap? Love the June gathering. Thank you so much Kristina for putting together.

    2 · July 7, 2014

  • caroline s.

    I hated to miss this but was out of town. What all was there? What kind of food?
    Also, did anyone go by the Market in front of Dukes Bread? How as that?

    2 · June 2, 2014

    • Abbi D.

      There was; French bread, free range farm fresh eggs, wheat bread, strawberry jam, herbs, lettuce, carrots, Swiss chard, seasonings(paprika & lemon pepper seasonings), plants and flowers(bee balm).

      2 · June 2, 2014

    • Abbi D.

      Mojito mix

      1 · June 2, 2014

  • Courtney R.

    This was incredible!! It far surpassed any subconscious expectations I may have had! I can't wait for next month!

    1 · June 1, 2014

  • Nicole

    This was great, I really enjoyed meeting everyone!
    Do any of you know how to get in touch with Jesse and Kirsten? I don't see them on this list. Thanks

    2 · May 31, 2014

  • Courtney R.

    I'll upload my pix tomorrow, my phone's acting crazy!! Today was great! I loved meeting everyone and can't wait to go again!!! You all are incredible and I know you guys can teach me so much !!! ♥♡♥

    1 · May 31, 2014

    • Kristina C.

      So glad you came out Courtney - we loved having you with us!!! Look forward to sharing another nice afternoon with you next month!!! : )

      1 · May 31, 2014

    • Courtney R.

      Yesssss!!! I'm so excited to go again!! I'll be trying to create a sugar free jam in addition to the regular one for next month! ;-)

      June 1, 2014

  • Abbi D.

    This was a great little swap!! We are a little disappointed it is only once a month. Ronda's muffins were scrumptious! They lasted us till we got home. We are willing to bater during the week, if anyone needs eggs.

    2 · May 31, 2014

  • Julia

    Hey all! I plan on attending, its my first one, and will be bringing a homemade food item and probably some self-picked seeds from various plants. Looking forward to meeting you all!

    1 · May 31, 2014

  • Courtney R.

    I'm bringing homemade strawberry jam & homemade wheat bread!

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Tyson

    Unfortunately I won't make be able to make it this Saturday. Next one for sure.

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Abbi D.

    Not quiet sure if I will be coming yet but my plan is to bring free range farm fresh eggs if I'm able to attend. I know this is suppose to be a food swap but I will also accept perennials. The flowers and plants attract bugs that my chickens love to eat. Hostas, butterfly bushes, Lillie's, irises, hibiscus, etc...

    2 · May 29, 2014

  • Abbi D.

    Not quiet sure if I will be coming yet but my plan is to bring free range farm fresh eggs if I'm able to attend. I know this is suppose to be a food swap but I will also accept perennials. The flowers and plants attract bugs that my chickens love to eat. Hostas, butterfly bushes, Lillie's, irises, hibiscus, etc...

    1 · May 29, 2014

  • Abbi D.

    What will everyone be bringing?

    May 28, 2014

  • caroline s.

    Darn, I'm out of town. But I shared with a friend who has chickens - thus many eggs.

    2 · May 28, 2014

  • Katina W.

    I was hopping to make the meetup this month, but I have actually found a temporary job for the summer and I will be working every Saturday.

    2 · May 27, 2014

  • caroline s.

    Darn, I'm out of town on May 31. Hoping to be at the June event!

    1 · April 29, 2014

    • Kristina C.

      Hope to see you in June, Caroline! Everyone loved your guava butter!!

      May 23, 2014

  • caroline s.

    Hey Food Swapers - the Charlotte area FARM TOUR is this weekend. Visiting the farms is a blast! Living Social coupon for the farm tour available - just $12 vehicle pass, good for a car full of people! Volunteers also needed. Work a shift, get a free ticket!
    http://knowyourfarmstour.com/volunteers/

    1 · May 13, 2014

  • caroline s.

    Glad to see this group is back. Thanks, Kristina, for organizing!

    1 · April 29, 2014

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