If you can make it/grow it/raise it (with one exception†), you can bring it!
Some examples you can make:
- individual pies (sweet or savory), hand pies, empanadas
- spice mixes (herbes de Provence, curry, popcorn flavorings, garam masala, Thai curry paste, ranch dip mix, etc.)
- individual breads, flatbreads, tortillas, wraps, scones, biscuits, crêpe
- individual cakes, cupcakes, or tartlets
- individual quiches
- vanilla extract
- flavored syrups (used in drinks, etc.)
- sourdough starter
- flavored or homemade vinegars
- kefir and kefir grains
- kombucha SCOBY (but not finished kombucha)
- dips (hummus, etc.)
- soups or soup mixes
- sauces (hot sauce, barbeque sauce, harissa, etc.)
- condiments (ketchup, mustard, relishes, etc.)
- jellies, jams, preserves
Got too much of something growing in your garden? Why not bring these to trade:
- bunches of herbs
- zucchini and summer squash
- pumpkins and other winter squash
- peppers (sweet or hot)
- berries and fruits
- Anything else you grow and have extras of!
Do you have backyard chickens and ducks who lay way more eggs than you can sell or give away in the summer? Extra honey from your hives? Bring ’em on in!
Obviously, the way we define “food” for the food swap is very loosely, as it encompasses both finished foods as well as ingredients used to make foods.
These are not complete lists, naturally. If you have any doubt about whether or not something you want to bring is acceptable, please ask!
† The only exception to that rule is no alcoholic beverages (kombucha included, just to be completely in compliance). As of right now, our location does not allow alcohol on the premises, so alcoholic beverages are currently not allowed to be swapped.