UPDATE: MONDAY, 12th: EVEN THOUGH IT SAYS "0", there is 1 ticket remaining! Register!
*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.
Below please find information on how the swap works, what to bring, ect:
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.
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
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.
*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!
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!
You can always write us an email with any questions or concerns at: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our blog at www.fromscratchclub.com