Welcome to Seaford Food Swap!
This is a brilliant opportunity to come with some of your home made or home grown delicacies to exchange with other local home producers, and go home laden with other lovingly made goodies to stock your cupboards.
HOW A SWAP WORKS:
Food swapping is a collaborative, community-based activity. No money changes hands, the currency is your home produce!
A Food Swap event is around 2 hours long.
The first half hour is for greeting, displaying your stuff, completing 'swap cards' for each item of produce you've brought, setting up some tasting samples etc.
The next half hour is for chatting, tasting, perusing the available items and making written 'bids' on the Swap Cards.
Around an hour into proceedings we make an announcement and everyone heads back to their goods to see who's expressed interest.... and then the fun begins! Using the cards as a basis for negotiating, you finalise your swaps - and rapidly find yourself with a stash of fantastic produce to take home.
A FEW SWAP TIPS:
- Arrive promptly at the start (or as close as you can) - so you don't miss out on potential swaps.
- Batches are good - the more items you bring, the more you take home. So, if you bring one cake, you'd get to take home one jar of jam (say). If you bring three cakes and a jar of chutney from your larder, you'd be able to take home that jar of jam, plus a home-baked loaf, a bag of homegrown apples and some pickles...... so the more the merrier definitely works!
- Think about packaging your items up so that they can be easily transported by other swappers - and feel free to make them look attractive too! Think about portion swapability as well: a loaf of bread, 8 oz of jam or 6 eggs are about equal.
- Bring samples to share/taste.
For more information on Food Swaps visit www.applesforeggs.com or www.foodswapnetwork.com or join our Facebook group at www.facebook.com/groups/SeafordFoodSwap/
You must be over 18 to register as a Swapper. Under 18s are welcome to participate in the event under the supervision of a parent or guardian who has registered.
If you register for a ticket and then can't make it, please let us know so we can release your place.
Family or friends are welcome to join you and won't need a ticket unless they're also swapping
This is a community event, and as such, to participate you are acknowledging that the food being swapped has not been prepared in commercial kitchens subject to Food Standards Agency certification.
With this in mind, we ask that you take great care to bring only food prepared to the highest standards and agree not to hold liable the food swap hosts, swap venue owners or other swap participants should you be in any way dissatisfied with or adversely affected by any goods you receive. Please make sure you enquire about ingredients if you're concerned about allergies. (And remember, if you don't like the look of it, you don't have to take it).