Local Food Swap
WHERE: Deli Ohio located at 328 Walnut Ave NE, Canton, OH WHEN: January 13th, 2014 âï¿½ï¿½ 6:30 PM to 8:00 PM (Held every 2nd Tuesday of the Month) What is a Food Swap? A food swap is a gathering of food loving folks, getting together to trade their homemade, homegrown or foraged goods. You can be a brewer, a baker, or even a wannabe chef. No money changes hands but instead attendees bring items they wish to swap for something else. Emphasis will be on food that is created using FRESH & LOCAL ingredients. What should I bring? Anything. If it comes from your home, not just your kitchen, it works. It could be extra tomatoes from your flourishing garden, wild ramps you foraged in a field, you can make whatever you like. Chef Boyardee cans are not welcome!!! We highly recommend you bring a sample of your item to set out at the swap. Everyone loves to share his or her tasty creations! How much should I bring? You can bring as few or as many items as youâï¿½ï¿½d like to swap. Most people bring 6-12 of the same item. Some bring more and some bring less. You are welcome to bring more than one item. Have 4 jars of canned green beans, a basil plant and 6 goose eggs to trade? That works! Do keep in mind if you make tray of lasagna it will not go very far in trade. However cut it into generous slices and package for an even trade and you are good to go. Same goes the other way, if you bring 2oz of eggplant hummus you may not be able to trade it for a 16oz jar of pumpkin granola. How should I package my items? Everybody loves a pretty package, but itâï¿½ï¿½s really whatâï¿½ï¿½s inside that counts, right? You can embellish your items to your heartâï¿½ï¿½s content, but there are a few things that are required to be on your item: Name of the item, storage information, your name, and your contact information. Cute packaging doesnâï¿½ï¿½t hurt though, am I right? You also NEED to bring a copy of your ingredients to display in front of your item. This information is necessary due to food allergies and preferences. (Paleo, gluten free, dairy free, vegan, vegetarian, fruitarian âï¿½ï¿½ you get the idea) Iâï¿½ï¿½m coming, now what? Hooray! Weâï¿½ï¿½re glad youâï¿½ï¿½re coming. All you have to do is register. There is no cost to participate. To attend you must pre-register. You can do that on our Facebook Page https://www.facebook.com/groups/StarkCountyCommunityTimeBank/events/ OR by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know your name, email and what you will be bringing! Remember, the goal is two-fold. First, to have fun in a relaxed atmosphere with other food-loving people. Second, to leave with nothing you brought from home, only swapped goodies! The environment is very relaxed and casual, we are there to have some great fun and a good time!