Spring 2012 PDX Food Swap: March 25th

Winter 2011 Food Swap-2

I’m happy to announce that registration is now open for the Spring 2012 Portland Hand Crafted Food Swap (Hosted by Rosemarried & Sustainable Food for Thought at Abby’s Table in SE Portland.)

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part open house where your homemade creations (breads, preserves, infusions, canned goods, etc.) become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. What better way to diversify your pantry and meet a few new food-minded friends?

When: Sunday, March 25th, 4-6pm

Where: Abby’s Table, 609 SE Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97214

What: Bring an assortment of your homemade edible specialties to exchange for other handcrafted delights. Sustainable Food For Thought 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: Pacific Northwesterners {aka the Willamette Valley, the Portland Metro Area, and our Neighbors to the North}. 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. (Or, better yet, donate one of your hand crafted goods!)

For more information, and to register for this event, please visit the Sustainable Food For Thought blog! (Note: I encourage you to register quickly, as this event will fill up!)

6 Responses

  1. Yay! I loooooooove my Philly food swaps. I have met so many wonderful and interesting people, and gone home with so much DELICIOUS food. Tonight my dinner consisted of crackers spread with cheese and some Carrot Cake Jam (yes, it tastes just like carrot cake, down to the flecks of shredded carrot suspended in it!) that I received at a swap. So good, and such a great reminder of my fellow swapper’s endless creativity and talent.

    • lindsay says:

      Um, Carrot cake jam sounds AMAZING. And I always love to hear of other swappers around the country. I think food swaps are SO fun, and they force me to be creative and preserve new & fun things to trade. I love it.

  2. Meg says:

    Next time, I’m in. I can’t wait to be a part of this!!

    • lindsay says:

      Yes, Meg! You gotta come swap with us. Also, next time you’re in Portland I just want to get a drink with you. We can nerd out about pickling things and such…

      • Meg says:

        Oh yes! I’ll let you know when I’m back up that a way. As time allows, this next year I want to start doing more canning and pickling and such…then I’ll have something to offer at the next food swap.

        Is it once a year up there?

        • lindsay says:

          Meg, we do the swap once a quarter actually! I’ll probably do the next swap in late May. I would LOVE to have you join, so I”ll give you plenty of advance notice. :)

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