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September Food Swap

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Columbia Crossroads Church

2723 Ashland Road

Columbia, SC 29210

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A food swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade, homegrown, and foraged creations become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. Diversify your pantry while meeting your 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. If you plan to bring a family member or friend who will be swapping their own foods, please register them on a separate ticket. Guests to just observe don't need a ticket. Because we hold a limited amount of space, please update us as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your reserved table.

While production of your goods does not have to be done in a commercial kitchen, we expect that you abide by health laws with regard to food-borne pathogens and cross-contamination. By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you abide by health and safety norms. You also acknowledge the risk associated with any items you will trade for. The organizers cannot and do not inspect kitchens or edible items, and will not assume any risk associated with the same.

When

Saturday, September 30th, 2017

Swap: 7:00-9:00pm

Please arrive promptly at 7:00pm for the start of the swap.

Where

2723 Ashland Road, Columbia (Columbia Crossroads Church main building). Enter through the double doors at the back end of the parking lot.

What to bring

All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think baked goods, jam, pickles, spreads, honey, vinegar, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, homemade sausages, backyard eggs … 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!

*NOTE: This swap will focus on homemade, homegrown, or foraged edibles only (no crafts), and then we'll pick back up with food AND crafts in November to do some early Christmas swap-shopping!

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. We encourage reusable, earth-friendly packaging whenever possible.

If possible, you should also bring samples for others to try.

When packaging - keep quantities in mind, thinking about what would be considered a fair trade. Most items are swapped on a 1-to-1 basis, but is left to the discretion of the participants.

Also, please bring a dish to share! You can put your culinary skills to work and show off one of your offerings, or it can be as simple as some fresh fruit.

Learn more

Midlands Food Swappers was started out of the interest of the current food swap trend in our nation. You can get to know us better on facebook: www.facebook.com/MidlandsFoodSwappers

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Merideth and Carolyn at midlandsswap@gmail.com.

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