UPDATED FOR THE OCTOBER SWAP: PLEASE READ
*NEW* TICKET POLICY
By "purchasing" a free ticket you agree to the following:
1) Contacting From Scratch Club at email@example.com if you can not attend so that we can give your ticket to the next swapper on the waitlist.
2) Bringing appropriate "to go" containers for all swap items.
3) I will bring nothing that has been canned over 10 months ago (December 2010). Honestly unless you have canned a fall storage crop, say pickled beets, due to food safety we will not be allowing swap items from the 2010 canning season. The time has passed.
ALL items from the 2011 canning season are welcome.
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.
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.
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 8pm to be eligible for the swap*
7:30-8pm: Sign-in, Display Goods & Grab a Refreshment
Sign in, with your name & email address & blog address
Display on the tables & fill out your swap cards (Name & Item Description)
We will have a refreshment bar (non-alcoholic) for your pleasure! (We will no longer have the potluck food table*)
8-8:30pm 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!
8:30-9pm “Silent Auction”
Write your trade offers on others’ tags (i.e. your name & what you’d be willing to trade)
9-9:30pm 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:
FOOD: We are discontinuing the potluck food table, we encouraging you to bring samples of your swap items for people to try as they walk around to "browse the tables". Please be sure to bring whatever you need to serve your samples.
DRINKS: We will be providing all the drinks.
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