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Join us for the LA Food Swap at Micheltorena Garden!
We're excited to host our next swap at the Micheltorena School and Community Garden!
You'll notice there's now a small fee to attend. We decided, at best, this might encourage people who RSVP to actually show up, and, at the very least, allow us to pay for swap incidentals like printing and supplies (name tags, pens, napkins, etc.). Leftover revenue from our year of swapping will go to local food/hunger intiatives.
Be a considerate swapper; remember to reply to your confirmation email to cancel your order if you can't make it so we can open your slot to the wait list! Refunds will be issued to those who cancel by September 29, 2013.
A food swap is an event where swappers share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees, e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs.
We welcome everyone, as long as you bring something you made, grew, or foraged yourself. You must pre-register to attend. Please secure tickets for all adults in your party. If you're bringing kids please plan to supervise them.
Sunday, October 6, 2013, 4 pm
Please arrive promptly at 4 pm. Event will last about 2 hours.
Micheltorena School and Community Garden
1511 Micheltorena St, Los Angeles, CA 90026
What to bring
• Food to swap: All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think preserves, baked goods, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, condiments, beverages … you name it! Bring as little or as much as you like. You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things. The possibilities are endless!
Keep in mind that swappers will be examining and picking up your goods, so be sure to package them in a way that protects the food and makes it clear the amounts you want to swap. When applicable, it is recommended that you include storage and shelf life information.
If possible, you should also bring samples for others to try.
• Swap card: Download here
Bring one swap card for each different item you're swapping. For example, if you're bringing 5 jars of strawberry jam, 5 jars of apricot jam, and 10 bunches of rosemary, fill out 1 card for the strawberry jam, 1 card for the apricot jam, and 1 card for the rosemary. Fill out the top part only (Who, What, Notes).
• Release form: Download here
You must sign a new release form for every swap. Print, sign, and bring it with you to the swap.
Find out more about the LA Food Swap and how it works at lafoodswap.com
If you have any questions, contact Emily at email@example.com
The Honor Code
This is a community event; however, participants must pre-register, which means this event is operated as a private club.
In addition, all swap participants adhere to an honor code of using the highest cleanliness standards in their own kitchens and gardens to prepare their swap items. Swap participants must agree to the following terms before registering:
• By participating in this event, you are acknowledging that the food items being shared are not necessarily prepared in commercial kitchens or spaces inspected by any government agency.
• By participating in this event, you are also acknowledging that you will use the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in food preparation.
• By participating in this event, you assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold liable food swap hosts, swap venue owners/providers, or other swap participants.
When & Where
LA Food Swap
LA Food Swap celebrates good food + good community. We believe in the importance of the handmade and meeting our neighbors. Our events bring Los Angeles cooks, bakers, gardeners, and foragers together to swap their edible creations, share stories, and develop new friendships.