The People’s Co-Op Food Swap

I am very pleased to announce the very first People’s Co-op Food Swap! The swap will take place on Wednesday, Sept. 21st, from 6-8pm. There are only 35 spots available for this event, so RSVP promptly to reserve your spot. See below for info!

{What IS a food swap, you might ask?}

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade creations (breads, preserves, special concoctions, canned goods, etc.) become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. What better way to diversify your pantry and rub shoulders with friend and neighbors?

{The Details}

When: Wednesday, September 21st, 6pm.

Where: People’s Co-op, 3029 SE 21st Ave., Upstairs in the Community Co-op room

What: Bring an assortment of your homemade edible specialties to exchange for other handcrafted delights.The People’s Co-op will provide swapping cards, name tags, and organization for the event. You will be given the opportunity to offer trades in a silent-auction type format, and you will be free to choose which trades to accept for your products. Bring as much or as little as you like; there are no caps or minimums.

Who: Portlanders and anyone willing to make the journey from surrounding areas! Please note, we are unable to provide childcare for this event.

Cost: Swap participants will be given free entry; a donation jar will be available to help cover the cost of supplies.


a) Email your RSVP to

Please provide your name, contact info, and a description of items you plan to trade.

Due to limited space, we are capping the number of swappers at 35 and will keep a waiting list after that, so register early.

b) On Wednesday, the 21st, please bring yourself and your hand crafted goods to swap. (*Please note: The People’s Co-op is a vegetarian organization, so we would ask that you please refrain from swapping anything containing meat. Thank you!)

c) It’s as simple as that! We’re so excited to meet one another and celebrate the bounty of the seasons and the fruits of our labor!

Thanks, everyone and we look forward to seeing you!

The People’s Co-Op, Rosemarried, and The PDX Food Swap

3 Responses

  1. Nay says:

    You’re pretty freakin amazing. I don’t know how you do it all.

  2. […] to the coast, returned home, and made a damn good batch of egg salad. Oh, and I helped put on this food swap. I didn’t do much in the way of cooking or writing, but that’s OK. I wasn’t […]

  3. Holly Wolfe says:

    This is the 2nd swap I have attended and there were a lot of wonderful edibles bartered. I love your dill pickles!! Thank you so much for organizing it!

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