We had another food swap this past weekend. I brought a bunch of figs and a TON of a variety of peppers. All this healthy food, I traded for lots of desserts! It’s interesting how different each swap is. This one was definitely dessert based. My bounty included a slice of cheesecake, a cinnamon roll, a bunch of oatmeal raisin cookies, chocolate peanut butter balls, and caramel popcorn. I also got some slightly healthier things, pickled crabapples, earl grey peach jam, rose peach jam, a kombucha scoby, and a bulb of garlic. Yum!
Another successful food swap today! I brought five loaves of bread (made with my mom’s new bread machine) and an assortment of peppers including two ghost peppers. We got there a little late and because of the heat, swapping had already started. I still scored a bunch of yumminess. Some almond milk, some almond butter, two jars of relish, a bundle of herbs, candied watermelon rind, milk kefir grains, raspberry white chocolate scones, and rhubarb bitters.
Wow! The hero and I have already finished the scones and I’m really excited about trying the bitters and making kefir. And of course, eating everything else. So yea, food swaps are awesome!
The three of us (the pavlovinator did not accompany us) went to our second Atlanta Food Swap. There were about 20 people there! Success! I was a little worried after the last one where only three other people showed up, but the food swap was featured on the website Scout Mob and that really helped publicize it. We brought a bunch of produce; tomatoes, banana peppers, one bell pepper, cayenne peppers, and figs. The figs were super popular. We traded all these things for mulberry preserves, apple pear butter, whole wheat shortbread, fresh basil, foraged chanterelle mushrooms, and granola. YUM!
I’m really glad this whole thing is taking off, I was a little worried and the idea is so great, I really wanted it to happen. I’m already thinking about what I can bring to the next one!
The minion and I attended our first food swap today. We went to the Atlanta Food Swap which met at The Goat Farm Arts Center which is a pretty cool place itself. We brought some peppermint teabags, jalapeño poppers, and some tomatoes and peppers from the garden. We traded for a couple of jars of salsa (complete with tips and recipes to use it) and some yummy raw raspberry bars.
The swap took place in front of the coffeehouse at the Goat Farm Arts Center. They had two giant wooden tables with benches on either side that we set up on. There were only four people/families that brought items and it would’ve been better with more people. Better, at least trading wise, but we did have a lot of fun talking to everyone, there was even a 5 month old for the minion to “talk” to! This is only the second swap that has happened in Atlanta so I hope that more people come next time. There are also swaps all around the country and a few in other countries. Check one out near you, or start your own if there isn’t one. A super awesome idea to help build a food community.