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How it works: You can trade an item you made for another item that someone else made: items are swapped 1-for-1. You bring as many items as you’d like to swap; for example you could bring 6 of one item (6 loaves of bread) or 6 different items (1 jar of blueberry jam, 1 loaf of bread, 1 jar of vanilla extract, 1 tomato transplant, 1 jar of granola, 2 pints of pickled beets). Participants have time allotted to grab a spot on one of the many swap tables, set up their items & samples. Once everyone has their swap items on the table, and “swap cards” filled out, it will be time to sample and place your name on the card of the item you would like to swap. The last hour of the event will be the “live action swap” where the action takes place!My Mother in law hosted the first Westmoreland Food Swap in the Fall. I made some cupcakes that I sent down to swap but I couldn’t attend the swap because I had 2 other appointments that day. So today I went with Denise to a swap hosted by someone else.
Here is what my swap table looked like:
- Fresh eggs from our Chickens
- Homemade Cherry, white chocolate Almond Biscotti
- Garlic Bread Seasoning
- Vacation never ends freezer Jam
This is what I came home with:
2 pieces of pottery, 2 bags of fudge, cream cheese, Hamburg, homemade Twix, salty seeds, lilac jam, muffins, salsa, zucchini marmalade, body scrubs
This swap was different where you got what you signed up for. Most are done where you write you name on the list of what you want trade and the item you want to trade for. So I could trade my eggs for someone's salsa. Then during the trading hour I go find the salsa person to find out if they accepted my trade offer.
It was pretty cool experience and I look forward to the 2nd Westmoreland Swap on January 21. Its going to be a pretty cool event! Denise is teaming up with Slow Food Mohawk Valley for a Wandering Fork Dinner. Here's the details: