June food swap registration available!
The third gathering of the MPLS Swappers will be Sunday, June 12, 2011 from 2-4 p.m. Once again, anyone with an interest in homemade, foraged, or homegrown food is welcome to attend.
MPLS Swappers June Food Swap
Sunday, June 12, 2011, 2-4 p.m.
3401 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN
(Enter from 34th Street. Space is accessed by stairway, no elevator available, our apologies.)
For more information and to register, click on the button below.
Registration is limited to 40 people (a waitlist will be available), so sign up fast!
What to bring:
- One or more homemade, homegrown, or foraged food items, plus samples to try. Need inspiration? Home-canned vegetables and fruits, pickles, jams, chutneys, jellies, vinegars, kombucha, sauerkraut and other ferments, cheeses, breads, cakes, starters, honey, granola, homegrown herbs and vegetables, foraged foods, handmade sausages, backyard eggs, soups, spreads, the list goes on!
- Bring as few or as many items as you like. The more you bring, the more you get to take home, but we do have a limited amount of space. Please use your best judgement, and remember that there will be 40 people in attendance and only so much room!
- If possible, complete swap bid forms in advance, one form for each unique type of item you will be bringing, and bring with to the swap. For example: if you are bringing 6 jars of identical jam, fill in one bid sheet. If you have 6 jars of different jams, fill in six bid sheets, one for each type of jam.
- Swap bid sheets (4 bid forms/page): Food Swap Bid Sheet
- If you do not have access to a printer, additional bid sheets will be available at the swap.
- Please bring a list of ingredients on all your foods, if possible, or be able denote any special dietary restrictions – gluten-free, vegan, dairy-free, soy-free, egg-free, refined sugar-free, nut-free, etc. Let’s be respectful of our fellow foodies with food allergies and intolerances, shall we?
- Please package/wrap your food in a way that protects it and makes the amount you are swapping clear. Fellow swappers will be examining your goods, and we want the food to stay in one piece!
- We love to snack while we swap, so feel free to bring an additional snack for 20-30 people to share if you feel motivated.
- We will also have a jar/bottle exchange at this month’s swap. If you have empty canning jars, flip-top bottles, or screw top beer bottles that you don’t need for canning, food storage, or home brewing, bring them to the next swap. We’ll have a “recycling” table set up and anyone who cans can feel free to take a few jars and bottles home with them.
If you’re attending the swap, here is some information you may find helpful.
- Food Swap bid sheets download (pdf): Food Swap Bid Sheet
- Download and/or print bid sheets (4/page), and fill in item information in advance so make it easier to set up at the event.
- How to use: if you are bringing 6 jars of identical jam, fill in one bid sheet. If you have 6 jars of different jams, fill in six bid sheets, one for each type of jam. Complete all item information, and leave “bids” area blank. This will be filled in at the swap.
- How to Participate, on our blog
- Tips for Food Swapping, on our blog
- Rules for Effective Food Swapping, on Chow.com
We look forward to seeing you in June!