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{FSC SWAPPERS} March 2014 Food Swap

From Scratch Club

Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)

Saratoga Springs, NY

{FSC SWAPPERS} March 2014 Food Swap

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Type Remaining End Quantity
I am a Food Swapper
Swap your heart out!
22 Registrations Ended Free  
I am Swap Curious!
This ticket allows you to hang out during the swap, sample items, chat with the crew and check it all out! Its the best seat in the house!
6 Registrations Ended Free  

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Event Details


Saturday, March 8th

5:30pm
Healthy Living Market & Cafe's ATRIUM,
3065 Route 50, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866 


Suggested donation: $0 
 There is no drink table at this event as we encourage you to buy a beverage from Healthy Living's amazing organic juice, smoothie and coffee bar or from the beverage coolers!)

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Schedule

*Items must be on the table by 6:15pm to be eligible for the swap*

5:30-6:15pm: Sign-in, Display Goods & Grab a Refreshment
- Sign in 
- Display swap items & samples on the tables 
- Fill out the swap cards (Name & Item Description)
- Grab yourself a beverage at Healthy Living's Coffee, Organic Juice & Smoothie Bar! 

 

6:15-6:30 FINISH Browsing the Tables
With refreshment in hand, introduce yourself to table-neighbors & new friends and take a peek at what others have brought, eat/drink some samples and start plotting your swapping!

 

6:30-6:45pm “Silent Auction”
Write your trade offers on others’ tags (i.e. your name & what you’d be willing to trade)

6:45pm 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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PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: FOOD SWAPPER TICKET POLICY 

By "purchasing" a free ticket you agree to the following: 

1) Bringing appropriate "to go" containers for all swap items. Your swap items do not have to be pressure or water-bath canned. You can bring fresh items, just simply state the storage information 
(for example: must refrigerate or is good for 1 week in an air tight container)

2)  If your item is pressure or water-bath canned: NOTHING from winter 2013 & older are welcome. Each swap item should be dated to give a handful of months to enjoy before the USDA '1 year' shelf
live of a home-canned product.  

3) Only food and natural home & body products made from edible/natural ingredients (lip balm, sugar/salt scrubs) are allowed. No crafts. No exceptions.

4) You will contact FSC via fromscratchclub@gmail.com if you are unable to attend so that your ticket can be released to someone on the wait list. 

 

 

The Swap: GENERAL INFORMATION

 

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 or as little items as you’d like to trade; you can bring 1-infinity of one good (X loaves of bread) or X 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 and one jar of mustard, ect ,ect). 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.

 

The 'swap cards' are only a starting place, you do not have to swap with people on your cards or ones you've signed up for- Please make sure each swap it done FACE TO FACE with the other person agreeing to the swap!


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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.

*Only food and natural home & body products made from edible/natural ingredients (lip balm, sugar/salt scrubs) are allowed. No crafts please.

 

As long as you made/grown/foraged the food item, the sky’s the limit.

 

 

 {PLEASE READ} 

 1) *NEW POLICY CHANGE: Unfortunately, due to health & safety issues we must change one of our policies: Children at the swaps

 

2) PLEASE do not show up before 5:30pm. Swap item set-up time is scheduled into the swap from 5:30-6:15pm. Please mingle & shop-around Healthy Living and grab a beverage or dinner! There is a large cafe seating area to lounge.

 

FOOD:
If at all possible, please bring samples of your swap items.

DRINKS:

We are renting this space for free, so we are not having our usual drink table. We kindly ask you to patronize Healthy Living if you wish to enjoy a hot or cold beverage!

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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 and make sure to join our FSC Food Swap dedicated Facebook page: www.facebook.com/FSCSwappers

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When & Where


Healthy Living Market & Cafe
3065 Route 50
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Saturday, March 8, 2014 from 5:30 PM to 7:00 PM (EST)


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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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