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Greensgrow Philly Food Swap 2013

Philly Swappers

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

Greensgrow Philly Food Swap 2013

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Join us for an edible evening of swapping homemade treats at Greensgrow Farms.

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade creations (breads, preserves, special concoctions, canned goods, etc.) become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. What better way to diversify your pantry and rub shoulders with friends and neighbors?



Who: We welcome everyone, as long as you bring something you made, grew, or foraged yourself. You must pre-register to attend. Also, remember that there is a limited number of tickets, so if for some reason you cannot make it, let us know and we can adjust the guest list accordingly. If you plan to bring a family member or friend who will be participating, we ask that they register separately. Non-swapping guests are welcome to come and observe, but please be considerate of our space limitations.

What: Bring an assortment of your homemade edible specialties (think pickles, preserves, eggs, baked goods, honey, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, yogurt… you name it!) to exchange for other handcrafted delights. Philly Swappers will provide swapping cards, name tags, tables, and organization for the event. You will be given the opportunity to offer trades in a silent-auction type format, and you will be free to choose which trades to accept for your products. Bring as much or as little as you like; there are no caps or minimums.  However, we suggest bringing between 10 to 15 items. You could bring several of the same item, or an assortment!

If possible, please bring samples for others to try! 

Potluck: If you would like, please bring a savory finger food for our potluck table. To keep this event as waste free as possible, we encourage swappers to bring their own plates, cups, and utensils.

Cost: Swap participants will be given free entry; a donation jar will be available to help cover the cost of supplies. (Or, better yet, donate one of your hand crafted goods!)

Where: The beautiful Greensgrow Farms2501 East Cumberland Street, Philadelphia, PA 19125.  Also - as many of us come from the same areas please go to our Facebook page for carpool opportunities!

Greensgrow is THE nationally recognized leader in urban farming and is open to the public from early spring through Christmas. A small but dedicated staff runs a multifaceted operation, including a nursery, a farm market, and a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program, proving that abandoned land is only abandoned if we choose to leave it that way.

The Honor Code

This is a community event; however, participants must pre-register. It goes without saying that participants are using the highest cleanliness standards in their own kitchens and gardens to prepare their submissions. Nevertheless...

 • By participating in this event, you are acknowledging that the food items being traded are not necessarily prepared in any "approved" kitchen or space inspected by any government agency.

 • By participating in this event, you are also acknowledging that you will use the highest standards of cleanliness in food preparation.

Questions can be emailed to PhillySwappers@gmail.com. Please see the Food Swap Network's "How to Attend" page for FAQs. Also see our facebook page (www.facebook.com/phillyswappers) for pictures from the last swap.


We’re so excited to meet one another and celebrate the bounty of the seasons and the fruits of our labor!

See you there!

The Philly Swappers Team

Georgia, Marisa (Food in Jars), Alexis (Teaspoons & Petals) and Amanda (@forkspoonknife)


See more from us at:


Twitter - @PHLFoodSwap



{Philly Swappers Thanks the Following Groups/People for Inspiration}


Greensgrow Farms

Kate Payne at The Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking

LA Food Swap

PDX Swappers

BK Swappers

Food Swap Network

Sally McCabe and Pennsylvania Horticultural Society (PHS)

Have questions about Greensgrow Philly Food Swap 2013? Contact Philly Swappers
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When & Where

Greensgrow Farms
2501 E Cumberland St
Philadelphia, PA 19125

Wednesday, October 9, 2013 from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM (EDT)

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Philly Swappers

NDo you love food? Do you make food? Do you want to get new tasty things? Do you live in the Philadelphia area? 

Food swaps are popping up all over the world and now Philly has one! Join our community to make and exchange homemade or homegrown food items (preserved fruits and veggies, pickles, jams, jellies, salsas, vinegars, cheeses, breads, cookies, cakes, honey, granola, homegrown herbs and vegetables, backyard eggs, soups, spreads...you get the picture). 

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Greensgrow Philly Food Swap 2013
Philadelphia, PA Events Food & Drink

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