Prepping for the swap – invite your friends!


We still have 26 spots available for the swap on Thursday and this is the perfect time to get your friends involved in food swapping. Get your tickets on Eventbrite! You are still welcome to come and get a ticket even if you only have a few items to swap.

Here are some last minute ideas for things to swap:

Foraged mushrooms, processed nuts or things still coming out of your garden

Baked goods – cookies, candies, breads, chocolates

Soups already prepared, or soups that are prepared but dry

You may check out our page on how a food swap works here. You may have pretty labels or just general information labels, and some sites with downloads are below:

Red circle labels, Canning labels, Cute heart labelsRecycled paper labels and fabric tops, Sunshine labels

Don’t forget….

Free table:

Please bring any unwanted kitchen stuff, plant starts, excess produce you don’t want to swap for the free table, but feel free to take anything at the table if you want it. Previous free table stuff included bowls, a dehydrator, kombucha grains, parsnips.


Please bring a dish to share at the potluck. We prefer if the item is made by you (if you are going to just get takeout, don’t worry about it and just come and eat instead).

Donation jar:

We have a donation jar at the event. We use the space at Grub for free and donations help them remain happy with us using the space.

Print labels in advance:

Bring your own name tag if you have it. You may print your swap bid sheets in advance, so we organizers have less printing costs. There is the Bid Sheet Short, bid-sheet-long, Bidding Label (so you don’t have to write your 10 items 33 times)

You may give samples of your swappables if you want, or this can be at the potluck. It is also suggested that you list what ingredients are in each swapped item for those with allergen sensitivities.


Don’t forget to package everything for a one to one trade. Mini loaves of bread or 4-5 slices, a pie cut into slices or a mini pie, a jar of jam, a 2C container of canned peaches instead of a gallon, etc. and be sure everything is labeled.

REMEMBER ADULTS ONLY (18 plus) are welcome to the event. Additionally, please don’t bring anything for sale, we are only swapping one for one.

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