Readers' Books Food Swap
Food Swap on Sunday September 11, at 2:00 p.m--get it on the calendar!
And what, you may ask, is a food swap--well it's a fun way to switch out your excess in the pantry and perhaps try something new. Did your pear tree over produce this year and you have too much pear chutney as a result? Are you a baker who makes wonderful chocolate chip cookies? Hand pies? Focaccia? How about too many dried herbs, or jars of curd, or tomato sauce, honey, pesto? You need to come and join us.
Here's how it works--send us an email saying you'll be here and if you know what you will bring you can give us a head's up--otherwise we'll send you a reminder email the week prior and ask for your swap item description. On Sunday the 11th we'll meet in the Reading Garden--package your items attractively with labels listing ingredients (for allergies) and how to store etc. If you have an open jar or cut up samples that will help folks decide if your item is what they are looking for. Everyone gets a card where people can make offers for your wares and you get to decide to swap or not. So everyone wins--you may or may not swap what you bring--no pressure.
We have a really good book in stock called Food Swap by Emily Paster that gave us the idea to do this. It also has lots of recipes and ideas for swap items and how to package and label your foodstuffs. We're excited about this--and hope that you are too. Email firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to get on the list.