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The idea is a simple one. A bunch of friends get together, each one brings a few items from the extra portions of whatever homemade goodie they created, and trade it for something someone else brought. The Spice Traders used to do it this way. So did the Fur Trappers. Swaps have come a long way we had many successful swap's in 2011 and we are back with hopes you will all join us.
VC Swappers Februrary Swap
February 23, 2014 at 1pm
Well it is time for our first swap of 2014 and the date is set. Please pass this invitation to all your foodie friends that may be interested. I am so looking forwards to this swap and meeting all our new friends.
The date is February 23 the time 1pm . The venue address will be sent to you two days prior to the event. The event will be held in Simi Valley
Again here are some of the tips and tricks
What you can swap and how it should be packaged:
-All swap items have to be homemade or homegrown by you.
Think: jams, pickles, granola, bread, sweets, home canned soups, dips, cheeses, kombucha, beer/wine, eggs from your backyard chickens, produce from your garden/fruit trees, soap's and potions you have made the list is endless.
-All items should be bunched and loosely packaged in to swappable size containers.
Jams, pickled items, and canned goods are already in neat little packages but items like breads, sweets, kombucha, etc. should be packaged together at least loosely. You want your items to be distinguishable in the amounts you want to swap them in and protected from all the hands that will want to pick them up and examine them during the swap.
How many items you should bring:
-Each swapper will get a space at least 1 1/2 feet square (possibly more depending on how many swappers sign up) You can bring enough items to fill that space up if you would like.
-You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things
If there is one special thing you make a ton of, you can have that be the only item you bring and fill your space with a bunch of them. Or if you make multiple items you can bring a little of everything and increase your changes for swaps. Maybe 4 jars of jam, 4 loafs of bread, and 4 jars of pickles? Again, the possibilities are endless! Question's to email@example.com
How the swapping will happen:
We hold our swaps in a silent auction style. Each swapper will have a sheet filled out with a list of all the items they have to swap and a few lines under each item.
*The first hour of the swap will be set up and time for everyone to walk around and examine each item from the other swappers.
*The second half hour to an hour will be the time for everyone to write down on the sheets of paper the items they would like to swap. If you Jenny has some jam you really want, you will write on her sheet of paper under the jam you want what you are willing to swap her for it. Multiple people can put in swap offers for the same item.
*The final half hour-hour is when all the swapping actually happens. Everyone will go back to their original sheets of paper and look at their swap offers. They will then decide which swap they would like to accept for each item and find that person via their name tag and make the swap.
Question's to firstname.lastname@example.org