SF Swappers Food Swap with Special Guest Kate Payne of Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking
Sunday, June 19, 2011 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (PDT)
We are back with our second swap sooner than planned and with a few special additions!
First, Kate Payne, blogger and author of Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking, will be in town from Austin, TX on her book tour, and is making our swap a special stop. Some of her fabulous books will also be available for purchase.
Second, this swap will be starring Mother Nature and a view. Yup, that's right it's taking place outdoors. Pray for nice weather, but not so hot our foodstuffs will be compromised.
1-2 pm Check-in, set up, potluck and mingling
2-3 pm Swapping
Please arrive as promptly as possible. It takes time to set up your swap items, and enjoying the potluck and conversation with your fellow swappers before the action begins is an integral part of the event!
We welcome everyone from hobbyists to chefs with professional experience (who we encourage to use the food swap as a platform to branch out) and are excited to meet each and every one of you!
Please bring your best brunch-appropriate potluck offerings to share (scones and muffins, quiche, fruit salad, etc.). We'll provide a couple of dishes of our own of course.
For swapping, appropriate items include home canned foods, jams, chutneys, oils, syrups, infused liquors, baked goods, candies, pickles, homegrown edibles, fresh eggs, honey from your hives and more... If you made it, grew it, harvested it, or foraged for it and it's edible, you can trade it! We suggest portion sizes between 4–16 oz, depending on the cost of the materials involved.
How does the swapping work? All you need to do is bring 5-10 items (though some people bring more, some less), which can range from a jar of last season's jam to a loaf of bread you baked that day. The swapping itself is a friendly and casual barter transaction. You will make in-kind trades with other swappers and leave with tasty new treats for your larder. We suggest bringing extra for samples, and while packaging and presentation is wholly up to the individual, recycled containers are encouraged.
You can find more info, including a swapping how-to and recap of our first swap on the blog, plus like us on Facebook and/or follow us on Twitter: @sfswappers to stay in-the-know on all things swap-related. If you have additional questions, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets (free) will be available starting at 6 pm on Tuesday, May 31st. Can't wait to see you at the swap!
- Aimee & Stephanie