Thanks to a collaboration between MKEfoodies and Erin Anderson of Barley's Angels, we're pleased to announce the first official Milwaukee Food Swap!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Urban Ecology Center, Riverside Park
1500 E Park Pl Milwaukee, WI 53211
For our first event, we will be limiting the number of swap participants to 30. Each swapper can also register to bring a friend.
Bring your homemade, homegrown or foraged goods to swap! 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.
Please also bring a simple potluck dish to share.
Swaps usually last about two hours. Here's how it works:
• The first 30 minutes of the swap are devoted to sign-in, set-up, and greetings. Swappers fill out name tags and swap sheets and set up their wares on the tables.
• The next 30 minutes to 1 hour are for everyone to walk around, examine, and sample items from the other swappers. Swappers will write their names and items they brought on the sheets for any items they would like to take home.
• The final 30 minutes are when all the swapping actually happens. Everyone goes back to his or her original sheets of paper, looks at the offers, finds interested offerers via their name tags, and swaps.
What to bring: Bring as few or as many items as you want. You can bring many of the same item or shake it up and bring all sorts of different items.
Packaging: Keep in mind that swappers will be examining and picking up your goods, so be sure to package them in a way that protects the food and makes it clear the amounts you want to swap. We encourage reusable, earth-friendly packaging whenever possible. Don’t feel like you need to spend a lot of time decorating or composing fancy packaging unless you like to do it, that is.
Hope you will join us!
Big thanks to the Urban Ecology Center for donating space for this event!