SF Swappers December Holiday Food Swap!
Tuesday, December 13, 2011 from 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM (PST)
Greetings SF Swappers,
The time for our December swap is almost upon us, and since it's the holiday season, we're hoping you bring some extra cheer and seasonal flair to the swap!
What does this mean? We think it would be nice to pretty up the presentation of our swappables a bit this go around in case people want to make gifts of them, or just feel they've gotten an extra special gift themselves. Look for a blog post coming this week with suggestions on easy & affordable ways to to get crafty with your foodstuffs.
Also, we'd like to request that all swappers label all their items with the following info – whether you do this on a simple laser printer label or a cute handmade tag is up to you.
- Name of Item – Clearly label what it is!
- How to store item – Is it for the fridge or the pantry? Even though this is included on the swap sheet, it can be easy to miss or forget this during the excitement of the swap, so please mark on the item itself
- Your Name - So recipients know who made it
- Your Email - So recipients can contact you directly if they have questions on how to store or use it, want the recipe, or just want to tell you how much they've enjoyed it
- Date - (optional) The date you made it or use by date is useful
6:30 - 7:30 pm Check-in, set up, potluck and mingling
7:30 - 8:30 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 post-work appetizer/dinner potluck offerings to share. We will have some wine on hand, but feel free to bring a bottle or blend of something to sip if you like.
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 based on bids. 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 last few swaps 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, November 29th.
Look forward to seeing you at the swap!
- Aimee & Stephanie
P.S. Please let us know if you cannot make it even though you registered, that way we can open up the spots to others. Thanks!