We're celebrating the 2nd ever Food Day with a theme swap. Make your swap items based on the Food Day principles which include:
- Promote safer, healthier diets
- Support sustainable and organic farms
- Reduce hunger
- Reform factory farms to protect the environment
- Support fair working conditions for food and farm workers
By Food Day (October 24th), post your Food Day story (how your swap item relates to one of the Food Day principles on the BFS/Food Day Tumblr so we can share our experiences with the Food Day movement!
While you're at it, check out the other Food Day happenings in Mass!
The Boston Food Swap brings people together to exchange creative prepared foods. Please see Bostonfoodswap.com for more details.
All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think baked goods, jam, pickles, spreads, honey, vinegar, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, homemade sausages, backyard eggs, home brews … you name it! Bring as little or as much as you like. You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things. The possibilities are endless!
Keep in mind that swappers will be examining and picking up your goods, so be sure to package them in a way that protects the food and makes clear the amount you want to swap. We encourage reusable, earth-friendly packaging whenever possible.
If possible, you should also bring samples for others to try.
2:00pm - 3:00pm People arrive, set up their items, chat with other swappers, and sample the goods
3:00pm - 3:30pm Bidding begins
3:30pm - 4:00pm Swapping begins
4:00pm - 5:00pm Social time and clean up
Please arrive no later than 3pm!
Check out our website at http://www.bostonfoodswap.com
Follow us on Twitter at @bosswappers
Like our Facebook page
Check out Pinterest Board of swappable items for inspiration
When & Where
Boston Food Swap
The goal of our monthly swaps is to create outlet for sharing surplus goods and offer an alternative to store-bought items, helping swappers eat locally, sustainably, and affordably. We’re active in the swapping and local food communities, and we’re working to grow the swap through blogging, social media, and partnerships with like-minded organizations.