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{FSC SWAPPERS: ALB} SEPTEMBER FOOD SWAP

From Scratch Club

Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)

Albany, NY

{FSC SWAPPERS: ALB} SEPTEMBER FOOD SWAP

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*NEW* Ticket Policy

If you sign up for a ticket, and can not make it, PLEASE email us at fromscratchclub (at) gmail (dot) com so that we can give the ticket to the next person on the waitlist. This is especially needed for the Albany Swap as we can only allow 25 swappers to RSVP.


ADDITIONAL NEW INFORMATION

Our September swaps are on NOFA-NY's Locavore Challenge Calendar as featured events. We are asking everyone to bring a little card, for each item, listing the local ingredients & sources of your swap items.

This is optional, and not mandatory, so if you forget your card or haven't used local ingredients- don't sweat it. It's just meant to highlight the fabulousness our local foodshed.

Lastly, we will have jars for BOTH our fundraisers (Denison & Kilpatrick Family Farm/Amanda) at the swaps as we can take checks and cash (you will be entered to win one of our many raffle items).

In addition, we will have another jar for the Red Cross and for Britin's amazing cause that she's been working hard on: Regional Food & Farm Project.

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Below please find information on how the swap works, what to bring, ect:

The Swap

Our food swap is a place where 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 trade; you can bring 6 of one good (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). Just remember that items are swapped 1-for-1. You will place the items on one of the tables, grouped by item so that guests will view the goodies and write their names down if they are interested in trading with you. They will also be required to tell you what they want to swap for your item. Then the last 30 minutes of the event will be the “live action swap” where you will look on your sheet(s) to see who wants to swap with you. Then you will find those people, based on their name tags or knowing them personally already, and starting a conversation with them: “Do you wanna swap” “sure” “great”"let’s do it”…. or if you don't want what they are offering, kindly decline and move on.


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What To Swap?
Muffins, sourdough starters, vinegar mother, infused alcohol, infused vinegar, DIY extracts, canned veg, meat & fruit, fermented items, Kombucha SCOBIES, homemade yogurt, cheese, wine, jam, pickled beets, beer, dried herbs, potted herbs, vegetable plant transplants, cookies, biscotti, backyard garden vegetable bounty, salad dressings, stocks, cookies, pies, breads, dips & spreads, meals, backyard EGGS, lip balm, soaps, salves, anything that is food, drink or a homemade lotion/balmy/soapy item is welcome. As long as you made the item, the sky’s the limit.


You can also bring items from your pantry that you can no longer use (such as due to new food allergies or intolerances or bordom): those items are NOT swapped for but instead are given for free, to a good home, to the first takers during the "silent auction" part of the program.

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Schedule


*Items must be on the table by 4:45pm to be eligible for the swap*


4:00-4:45pm: Sign-in, Display Goods & Grab a Refreshment
Sign in, with your name & email address & blog address
Display on the tables & fill out the swap cards (Name & Item Description)
We will have a refreshment bar (non-alcoholic) for your pleasure!

4:45-5:00pm: Browse the Tables
With refreshment in hand, introduce yourself to table-neighbors & new friends and take a peek at what others have brought and start plotting your swapping!


5:00-5:20pm “Silent Auction”

Write your trade offers on others’ tags (i.e. your name & what you’d be willing to trade)

5:20-6pm OPEN SWAP
Review your tags to see which offers have been made.
Find each other (wear your name tags) & swap away!
Take home your new artisan goods and enjoy!

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Food & Drink:
We are lucky enough to be having this swpa at All Good Bakers, they will be providing a few samples of their products. In addition, we encourage you to bring samples of your swap items as to entice people to swap with you and also because we will not be having a potluck table.

We will be providing all the drinks. It will be a variety of teas, coffee, honey rose water and of course our signature carbonated water with frozen berries!

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You can always write us an email with any questions or concerns at: fromscratchclub@gmail.com or visit our blog at www.fromscratchclub.com

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All Good Bakers
160 Quail Street
Albany, NY 12203

Sunday, September 18, 2011 from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM (EDT)


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From Scratch Club

We are a small group, living within the Capital Region (Albany, Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga Springs) striving for a sustained connection to our kitchens, our gardens and our communities by being advocates for local food, farming & home cooking.

We host two food swaps a month, in Troy & Schenectady (and sometimes Saratoga Springs), where home-cooks swap homemade foods. We also participate in monthly community outreach at various local farmers markets where we demonstrate various cooking techniques & food projects in hopes of advocating home cooking & creating.

We also host a no-pressure food book club on our Facebook page and a monthly Podcast, From Scratch Club Podcast, which features interviews with everyday people making a difference in farming, home cooking, urban farming, farmers markets, policy and food-related media. Find us on Itunes.

Lastly, we run a DIY Food Projects & Cooking School: FSC Academy. The classes offered are a variety of DIY projects from Home Dairy (soft cheeses, yogurt & butter) to bread baking to canning & preserving the harvest. We intend the classes to be affordable, accessible, low-key, fun, small-enrollment demo classes taught by the ladies and friends of FSC in a casual atmosphere, your home or at various sites around the region, including The Arts Center of the Capital Region.

The rest of the month we are on the blog, sharing stories, recipes, DIY projects, homesteading tutorials, kitchen tips & tricks and food policy news in hopes of inspiring people to jump back into the kitchen, their gardens and communities as a daily way of life regardless of income, space & time.

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