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East Bay Homemade Food Swap

Use your homegrown veggies, bread, beer, or dips as currency to trade for other homemade delicacies.
By - posted 3/20/2011

Jam it, pickle it, cure it… however you do it, the East Bay Homemade Food Swap is a place where your special creations can be used as currency to trade for other homemade or homegrown delicacies.

East Bay Homemade Food Swap
April 9, 2011 (2pm to 5pm)
North Oakland
FREE, but RSVP required

To participate, you must pre-register online for a spot. There’s only a limited number of swapper spots available – around 40. And once you’re good to go, they’ll send you the exact address of the North Oakland marketplace where this happens.

What Kind of Food is Swapped?
You can swap anything so long as its homemade or homegrown by you. (Don’t try to pass off Whole Foods wares for yours.) For example: jams, pickles, granola, bread, sweets, home canned soups, dips, cheeses, kombucha, beer/wine, eggs from your backyard chickens, produce from your garden/fruit trees.

What to Bring?
You’ll want to bring several portions in containers that make it swappable. There’ll be plenty of time to go around looking at everybody’s offerings and taking note of what you want. Someone might write next to your batch, “Trade a jar of pickles for your dried pineapples?” If you like the idea, you find them and swap.

If you’re still hazy on how this works you should watch this video:


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