Thursday, September 29, 2011

Food Swap

I am not really the Bunco type.  Or the tupperware party type.  I am, however, the get-together type, and most definitely, the eating type.  So, here's an idea I came across.  If you think you might be a similar type, join us!

A Food Swap is a once a month get-together where all things homemade and homegrown can be shared and traded.  The idea is to bring items made from scratch with local ingredients (to the extent that is possible) and exchange them 1-for-1 with someone else's homemade creation.  Want to take home two items?  Bring two.  Three?  Bring three.  Four?  Now you're just showing off.

I borrowed this list from an existing Food Swap to offer up a little inspiration:

"Muffins, sourdough starters, vinegar mother, infused alcohol, infused vinegar, DIY extracts, canned veg, meat & fruit, fermented items, homemade yogurt, cheese, wine, jam, pickled beets, beer, dried herbs, potted herbs, vegetable plant transplants, cookies, biscotti, backyard garden vegetable bounty, salad dressings, stocks, cookies, pies, breads, dips & spreads, meals, backyard eggs, lip balm, soaps, salves, anything that is food, drink or a homemade lotion/balmy/soapy item is welcome." 

The bottom line is that so long as the item is homemade, it is perfect for the swap.  If you're new to growing, baking, freezing or preserving, it is fine, too, to bring something you've found at a local farmer's market, orchard, or roadside stand.  Maybe you'll become inspired and surprise yourself the following month.    

Our first Food Swap is Wednesday, October 26th from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.  If you are interested, leave a comment below, and I'll be in touch with all of the necessary information.  If you think someone else would be interested, please forward the invite along to them, too.  Everyone is welcome to attend.  

If you'd like to see a Food Swap in action, you can visit this site.  Many thanks, Becky and FSC Swappers, for the inspiration!

Hope to see you there! 

1 comment:

  1. Oh my gosh! I am SO excited for you guys. Hope you have fun at your swap and CANT wait to hear more about it....I will be counting down the days til your swap, looking forward to hearing what you think. You will love it, I am sure!!!!!


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