October 20, 2011

Food Swapping

I am SO EXCITED, because I get to participate in a food swap for the first time ever this Sunday!  Every year I give away food I have canned and every year like-minded friends give me things that they have made as well.

But this one is ORGANIZED.  They have been doing this for almost a year...and I just found out about them.

PDX Food Swappers  If you go their parent organization website, Sustainable Food for Thought you can find a link to their FAQ page and more info about the evolution of this event.  I am excited to meet the organizers, and they sent me an email today to confirm I am still attending.  They have limited the event to 35 swappers and there is a waiting list!

Here is what I plan to swap:

  • Pear Butter (from local pears)
  • Spiced Plum Preserves (from a friend's plum tree)
  • Blueberry Peach Preserves (from my homestead blueberries and local peaches)
  • Homemade Ketchup (from my homestead tomato's)
  • Jar of Joy (from home grown tomato's, garlic, thyme, oregano)
  • Green Tomato Chutney (from my homestead tomato's)
  • I may also get inspired this week and make some lotion and balms to take along!

Blueberry Peach Preserves
Who knows what kind of bootie will be mine?


  1. I'll be at the PDX Swap on Sunday too! Hope we can get some bartering done (I'll be the girl with the challah bread). Your blueberry peach preserves look delicious!

  2. Excellent, so looking forward to meeting you, unfortunately I am off gluten right now...but I will be looking longingly at your challah!