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Aug 17, 2011 07:16 PM


Anyone been to a "Food Swap" yet?

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  1. No but I would love to! Have you?

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    1. re: chefathome

      Haven't been to one yet, never even heard of a "Food Swap" until a few days ago :) Might check one out this coming Saturday.

      1. re: Gmaine

        I would love to hear all about it. Can you report back, please? Lots of delicious details!

    2. When I was little, my parents used to be part of a Cookie Swap. I remember enjoying the cookies.

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      1. re: BananaBirkLarsen

        Cookie swaps have been around a long time, usually you'll find them taking place during the christmas holidays. Love a good cookie swap!

      2. What, exactly, is a food swap?

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        1. re: CindyJ

          me to

          and how is it kept ?equitable? if that'a the right word

          1. re: CindyJ

            The way I'm understanding it is that I show up at a food swap with 1 dozen jars of say Lemon Curd whic I have made. I put everything out on a table plus a open jar so people can have a sample before offering what ever they have to swap. Not sure what happens if I'm not interested in what they brought to trade.
            People bring anything from home grown produce, salsas, pies, cookies, stews, etc. etc.

            1. re: Gmaine

              And the exchanges are 1-for-1?

              1. re: CindyJ

                Not sure what the "exchange rate" is, good question. Maybe we'll hear from someone who's been to one.
                Missed one last Saturday and I'm going to be out of town for the one next month so it looks like it might be awhile before I get to one to see how it works.

          2. No, but I'm planning on hosting a soup swap this winter
            looking forward to hearing about any other experiences.

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            1. re: hungryjoanne

              So in other words, everyone would bring X-number of pint/quart containers of soup to the event, and leave with that number of containers that others have brought?

            2. I am going to my first Food Swap in Boston in about two weeks so I thought I'd bump this up to see if anyone has any new insights. I think I know what I am bringing (big bags of my granola and some of my vegan sweets) but am still not clear on how the process works. If anyone has been to one, I'd love to hear about it- what to expect, what to bring, etc.

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              1. re: mvi

                How did the Boston Food Swap go?

                1. re: sandiasingh

                  Sadly, I was unable to go but am going to the next one and will report in. Have you been?

                  1. re: mvi

                    No. Don't know if we have one here in the Sanya Fe area but will check it out.