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M-COR: Crop Swap


Based on a successful and popular Berkeley Transition model, the M-COR Food and Garden Group is initiating the first ever Crop Swap in Anza. Let see what the local Mountain Communities can do!

To get started, each person at the swap is handed a playing card, and beginning with the aces, swappers choose whichever item they like. Once each person gets a turn. 

We will meet at the gazebo between Country Corners and Whiskey River Restaurant on Bahrman Rd in Anza. To participate you must bring fresh, homegrown, pesticide-free produce, preserved foods, eggs, honey or fresh home-baked goods from you kitchen or garden. Organic and non-GMO crops encouraged. Items will be weighed in or counted for record keeping purposes. Bring your own grocery bag or basket. No cash, as no items may be sold or reserved. It’s not a one-for-one trade; all things are given freely and taken freely. We are open to any suggestions.

If you have questions please call Annika at[masked] or email [masked]

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  • Pat J.

    great crop swap last week. Enjoyed getting together.

    August 13, 2013

  • Annika K.

    Here's what was swapped on 8/9:
    21 lbs oranges
    13 lbs grapes
    10 lbs small yellow plums
    2 lbs large green plums
    2 lbs sweet/banana peppers
    1 lb hot peppers
    3 lbs eggplant
    5 lbs cucumbers
    2 lbs tomatillo
    1 lb sorrel
    15.5 lbs squashes
    8 lbs tomatoes
    >>>>(total 83 lbs weighed out produce)<<<<
    1 bunch beets
    1 bunch french lavender
    1 bunch carrots
    1 bunch green onions
    1 bunch swiss chard
    1 bunch mixed herbs (basil/tarragon/mint)
    1 loaf zucchini bread
    2 heads of lettuce
    2 jars jam
    1 dz eggs
    1.5 dz eggs, hard-boiled

    I had to revise the list (omitted the tomatoes the first time around) so this is re-posted.

    August 13, 2013

  • Annika K.

    We are getting a BANNER for this week. I think we are here to stay.

    Thank you Sandi Hughes for the rapid turn around, and the fantastic design.

    August 13, 2013

  • Tara L.

    I'm afraid I can't make it today, but I look forward to meeting up next week!

    August 9, 2013

  • Elena M.

    Thanks for organizing Annika. Like the idea of highest card picks first, however, what might make this an even exchange is that shared items can be displayed and divided between present everyone.

    August 5, 2013

  • Leslie M.

    If I can get enough mesquite flour ground this week, I may participate.

    August 4, 2013

  • Debbie S.

    I'm all for bartering and selling and we do this all the time with our organic produce, eggs, rabbits, lambs, etc. I am interested in "barter" and one for one trade, but not this "given freely and taken freely" philosophy. Hard work and value goes into our products and I like straight forward selling or bartering. Since you are asking for suggestions.

    August 3, 2013

  • Annika K.

    Here's what was swapped on 8/2:
    Yellow crooknecks
    Cherry tomatoes
    Yellow grape tomatoes
    Asian pears
    at total of 26.5 pounds plus
    3 dozen Eggs
    Water keffir + dehydrated starter

    A modest beginning but we had a grand turnout of 9 people, a few of which were observers only. I'm certain this will turn out to be a great communal exchange.

    1 · August 3, 2013

  • Annika K.

    There was talk already about what to bring next week...herbs (basil, rosemary) grape leaves, pickles and jams.

    August 3, 2013

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