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October Food Swap

A food swap event is where people meet to share homemade, homegrown, and foraged foods (including plant starts and seeds). No money changes hands but instead attendees bring items they wish to swap for other's. Ingredient labeling is required as some people have allergies, etc.  Local and fresh food is preferred but bring what you feel comfortable with.  Each individual item should have a value of around $5.

Each unique item will have a sheet placed in front of it. During the "walking around" phase, swappers will write down what they are willing to trade for a given item (sheets will be provided). For example, if you have jars of jelly and you want a loaf of bread, you put down your name and "jars of jelly" on the bread sheet. During the swap phase, you find people who want your products and whose products you want. Sometimes you can get someone to trade even if they didn't write down a bid on your sheet, but this is usually only if they have extra they don't want to have to take home.

If this all sounds a little scary, feel free to attend as an observer to see how it's done.

Here's how to succeed at your first food swap.


6:30-7:00 Sign in and set up

7:00-7:30 Walk around, sample, and bid

7:30-8:00 Swap!

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  • I'm THAT C.

    How did I start my day... Banana but bread .... What did we have for dessert??? Yep, banana but bread! Love the touch of raspberry!

    October 9, 2014

  • Deb

    Thanks everyone for the great food swap. Looking forward to the next one already! I am so glad you and Don enjoyed the fried rice.

    1 · October 9, 2014

  • I'm THAT C.

    Ok Deb... YUMMMMMMM we sat down and gobbled your wonderful stir fry up for a late supper - absolutely fantastic!!!! Banana bread for breakfast!!!

    October 8, 2014

  • linda

    I have made one loaf banana bread two loaves banana and raspberry bread. I plan to make muffins or something similar with strawberries or other fruit made candy and bringing a friend

    October 8, 2014

  • Don

    I'm bringing fresh herbs and greens.

    October 8, 2014

  • Sylvia P.

    I think I will bring muffuletta (olive) salad made from my home cured olives; homemade herbal vinegars from herbs I grow; walnut liqueur; and soap, or some combination thereof!

    1 · October 7, 2014

  • I'm THAT C.

    Anyone else know what they are bringing?

    October 7, 2014

  • I'm THAT C.

    I have a few extracts I have been brewing since last year. They are at their prime and ready for all your holiday creations...I will be bringing these as well some delicious dessert toppings; Kettle Corn dessert topping and Candy apple dessert topping - Fantastic on ice cream!!!

    October 7, 2014

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