an event where members of a community
share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods
with each other.
Swaps allow direct trades
to take place between attendees,
e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles
or a half-dozen backyard eggs.
Swap events also include a potluck as an immediate
food-sharing (and sometimes item-sampling) component.
These events are a delicious way
to diversify the homemade foods in your own pantry
while getting to know members of your local food community.
(Click HERE for more info about food swaps
from the Food Swap Network.)
I'll be joining
the Virginia Urban Homesteaders League
in celebrating Mother Earth News'
"International Homesteading Education Month"
with a Larder Swap on September 30.
I'll be bringing hand-made/home grown/home-processed items
to trade with other like-minded people.
I've used my own home grown
or locally grown organic produce
in the items I'm bringing to the swap.
Did you see the article in the Virginian Pilot
about our swap?
These photos are some of my items
in the process of getting gussied up
for the Larder Swap.
More photos after the event...