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I had such a great time at my first food swap that I accidentally shouted at my husband when I got home (with enthusiasm, not with anger). What a great time! I loved meeting so many local foodies and seeing what everyone has made! Brigette and I are already planning our offerings for the next one!
Here’s our little table! We brought gnocchi, which we froze individually then bagged. Also, we pickled red onions and carrots. They are delicious!
Here are some more photos from the day!
That’s Lindsay, the Lady In Charge, explaining to everyone how the day works. First, you set up (already done here). Then, there’s a period where you go around and bid on things with what you brought. Many times, that person will also have bid on your stuff and in the third segment, when the trade begins, it’s a very easy trade! But there certainly was more bargaining going on during the trade period, too.
There were some amazing homemade goods at this event! This table had elderberry liquor, infused salts, and syrups.
Here’s another table being set up with free range, organic eggs and “chocolate sausage,” which is made of chocolate, nuts, pretzels, etc. Yum, and very creative!
And here’s my haul! Brigette and I brought 18 total items and ended up with 18 different goodies. I’ve got some marinated chevre, some savory onion jam, kimchi, caramelized onion chutney, habanero peach sauce, and more! Brigette also grabbed a fragrant bag of dried lavendar (smelled amazing!), some wild arugula pesto, spicy salsa and homemade mayo.
I had such a good time at the swap, I would be ready to go again in a week! But my food probably won’t be gone them, so maybe next quarter in June is a good idea. The countdown is on 🙂