Autumn Food Swap

Autumn Food Swap

Our October food swap is finally here. I know many have been waiting, and asking, and planning for, so here it is. The event will be held October 24 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., at Grub. We have 40 tickets available on our Eventbrite site. The tickets are only for swappers (not people coming just to check it out), but we are limited by the number of attendees we can have for the location.

As usual, we will have a delicious potluck – please bring something homemade, home grown or samples of your swapping fare. An item to share is not required, so if you don’t have something to bring, don’t worry about it. This is an adult only event, so please leave the kids home. You may bring a kitchen or garden item to share in the free table. Grub generously allows us to use their space at no cost to us, but please consider giving a donation the night of for the space. We use a little bit of the money to pay for copies, but otherwise all of the donations to directly to Grub.

Bring:
•your hand crafted food and/or food related items (soap, tincture, etc.) to swap *see note below for details*
•potluck item
•a box or basket to take home your bounty
•any food related items you would like to give to a new home (free table)
•a donation to give to the lovely folks at GRUB for the use of their beautiful space!

*What to bring?

All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think baked goods, jam, pickles, spreads, honey, vinegar, 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! If possible, bring samples for others to try. A list of ingredients for your food and denoting if it is gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free is helpful for those with food sensitivities.

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. We have one to one trades to keep things simple. Partition your goods in sizes you are comfortable trading on a one to one basis. Samples are always fun!

This is a community event and by participating you are acknowledging that you will use the highest cleanliness standards in you kitchens and gardens to prepare your goods. By participating in this event, you are also acknowledging that the food items being traded are not necessarily prepared in any “approved” kitchen or space inspected by any government agency.

This is purely a swap – no selling or exchange of money is allowed. Although the swap is a low-cost event, there are some expenses involved, such as purchasing name tags, making photocopies, use of space, etc. and donations are welcome. Look for our donation jar at the event!

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