October Food Swap

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40 Boston Avenue

Egg Harbor City, NJ 08215

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Date: Thursday October 25, 2018

Time: 5:45pm - 7:00pm

Location: Hammerbacher ~ Egg Harbor City, NJ

5:45pm - 6:00pm - Arrive, check-in, grab your name tag, and set-up your items/swap sheet(s). Please try to arrive during this time slot!

6:00pm - 6:30pm - Scope out all the other goods, SAMPLE!, and make your offers for the items you want to swap. Take note of the items you really want and who they belong to (this will come in handy later!). Meet some new friends!

6:30pm - 6:35pm - An annoucement will be made to return to your items and take about 5 minutes to review your swap sheets. Decide which swaps you want to do and come up with your gameplan.

< < < < < Please do not make any swaps until an announcement is made! > > > >

6:35pm - 6:45pm - Lauren, the organizer, will annouce "SWAP TIME". Find the people/goods you want and swap! (This usually only takes a few minutes once the action starts!)

6:45pm - 7:00pm - Pack up, clean up and chit chat. If you have any items left over, see who may want to do an impromptu swap!


How to Participate: Everyone must register for a ticket here. Registration is free. Space will be limited at this event. If you cannot attend after registering, contact us and we will give your spot to someone on the waiting list. All items must be homemade, homegrown or foraged. Please abide by this rule. Many of us take pride in making/growing things from scratch. You can bring all the same item or several different items.

For additional tips on attending, please visit and You can also look at past events photos on our Facebook page for tip and ideas.

Swapping Ideas: baked goods, granola, farm fresh eggs, backyard fruit/veggies, infusions, extracts, breads, sauces, dressings, jams, canned items, pickles, herbs, spices, home brews, honey, wine, liquors, pizza dough, etc! You can also do kitchen-made non-edibles such as lotions, balms, and cleaners. Look at past event photos for inspiration.

Some Rules & Notes:

  • All swaps are 1-for-1, no money is exchanged - PLEASE ABIDE BY THIS RULE!!
  • Package your items so that the quantity is clear and items can be inspected/handled (samples are encouraged)
  • All canned items being swapped must be from the 2018 season.
  • INCLUDE INSTRUCTIONS FOR YOUR ITEM! Does it have to be fridgerated? Is it shelf-stable? What's the best way to enjoy it? It's also nice to know who made the item in case you have questions later (Put your name on it).

About the Venue:

  • We will be at Hammerbacher Bakery, indoors.
  • If you have a table, please bring it. Some tables will be provided/shared.
  • Please leave the kiddos at home :)
  • Easy access from AC Expressway, Black Horse Pike and Rt. 40.
  • Guests are welcome! They do not need to register.

Legal Stuff: By registering and participating in the swap you agree to the following:

• You are acknowledging that the food items being shared are not necessarily prepared in commercial kitchens or spaces inspected by any government agency.

• You are also acknowledging that you will use the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in food preparation.

• You assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold liable food swap hosts, swap venue owners/providers, or other swap participants.

About: South Jersey Swappers was started in early 2012 after organizer Lauren read an article about food swapping. Who knew it was so popular? When she went looking for one in New Jersey, there weren’t any, so she started one! We are the Garden State, after all.

See you there!

- The South Jersey Swappers

Check us out on Facebook after the event for pictures:

SJS thanks the following businesses, food organizations, bloggers

and other swappers for their support and inspiration!

Landis MarketPlace

Eating in South Jersey

Edible Jersey

South Jersey Locavore

Slow Food South Jersey Shore

Food Swap Network

Philly Swappers

Boston Swappers

The Daily Journal Newspaper

Bellview Winery

South Jersey Magazine

One Flew Over Farm

Kitchen 19

Casciano's Coffee


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