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The Colors of the Rainbow

Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

The Colors of the Rainbow

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I have lists & lists of possible food swap themes .. all seem like good ideas .. but nothing was speaking to me .. until the other night .. lost in conversation with my Mom

             - Don't you remember when Granny came to visit?  As we sat down for dinner she ALWAYS made sure there was something colorful on our plates ..  “Where’s the color?  she'd ask

             I'd forgotten ..


The idea floated in & out of my thoughts .. there was something beautiful there .. even though it's been over a decade since she passed .. it's still a question my parents ask themselves, silently, or out loud .. a long-engrained habit by now .. every time they sit down for a meal

One of the many legacies that exist because people stopped to share a meal together ..

Over the next few days .. I haven’t been able to shake the concept of color .. combined with the month of April .. if there’s a starker contract to winter’s drab, I’m hard pressed to think of what it might be.

So it is within this context the we swappers will borrow from Granny  ( I guarantee she wouldn’t mind) .. and ask .. “Is there something colorful on our plates?”

Let's cook dishes that pop with color .. Bring on the veggies .. beautiful fruits .. fresh herbs .. the possibilities seem endless

(Ps:  If she was here in the flesh .. I guarantee we'd all be stocking our freezers with cabbage rolls)


**  In addition to food swap items, we'll offer a few small snacks, if you'd like to bring a fun little something colorful to share with everyone.




When & Where


Sunday, April 7th 

 Location:   Della Viti

Time:  1pm - 3pm


If you're not able to come, please notify us as soon as possible so we're able to invite someone from the waitlist




Everyone is welcome, as long as you bring something you made yourself. You must pre-register to attend. 


As always, the cost of the food swap is free, though there is a suggested donation of $10 on the day of the event, if you are able.  We'll pay for any supply costs we may have had, and then make a donation to Food At First in the name of the swap. .



****   Let's Raffle! ***** 


We're having a raffle!  


1.  If you are new to the swap .. your name will be entered once into the raffle
2.  But fellow swappers, never fear ..  For every friend you bring that's new to the swap, your name ALSO will be entered.


($50 gift certificate for date night at Della Viti!) 



What to bring


* Food to swap:  For this event we're going to focus on food that is full of color ..


Swappers are asked to bring items that follow common sense clean eating guidelines for nutrition and portion sizes.  In this case, an item would be complete meal for one, two, or even people.  Think  stir-fries, beautiful soups, fruit, fresh herbs .. just to name a few ..  that have been encorportaed into the dishes you'd like to swap. 


A few special notes:

 You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things.  The idea being however many items you bring, you'll come home with that number of new things to try.    

 Package your food in a way that protects it & makes clear the amounts you'd like to swap (Swaps are one for one)

 If applicable, bring samples for others to try

 Label or bring a list of ingredients for all your edibles, if possible, and note any dietary specifications – gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, etc

  Please be sure to practice good food-safety standards. Take precautions to adequately protect your food not only while it is in transport, but also while it is at the swap   (i.e. a cooler)

 We will provide swap sheets, name tags, writing utensils, and other necessary materials for the event



  1:00 pm - 2:00pm Everyone arrives, sets up their items, chats with other swappers, and sample

  2:00pm - 2:15pm   Bidding begins

  2:15pm - 2:30pm   Swapping begins

  2:30pm - 3:00pm   Social time and clean up

  Please arrive no later than 1:30pm!




Learn more

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ali at


The Honor Code

This is a community event; however, participants must pre-register, which means this event is operated as a private club.

In addition, all swap participants adhere to an honor code of using the highest cleanliness standards in their own kitchens and gardens to prepare their swap items. Swap participants must agree to the following terms before registering:

• By participating in this event, you are acknowledging that the food items being shared are not necessarily prepared in commercial kitchens or spaces inspected by any government agency.

• By participating in this event, you are also acknowledging that you will use the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in food preparation.

• By participating in this event, you assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold liable food swap hosts, swap venue owners/providers, or other swap participants


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When & Where

323 Main Street

Sunday, April 7, 2013 from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (CDT)

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