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Holiday Food & Craft Swap


Holiday Food & Craft Swap

A food swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade, homegrown, and foraged creations become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. Diversify your pantry while meeting your friends and neighbors!


We welcome everyone, as long as you bring something you made, grew, or foraged yourself! You must pre-register to attend.  If you plan to bring a family member or friend who will be swapping their own foods, please register them on a separate ticket. Guests to just observe don't need a ticket. Because we hold a limited amount of space, please update us as soon as possible if you are unable to keep your reserved table. 

While production of your goods does not have to be done in a commercial kitchen, we expect that you abide by health laws with regard to food-borne pathogens and cross-contamination. By registering for this event, you acknowledge that you abide by health and safety norms. You also acknowledge the risk associated with any items you will trade for. The organizers cannot and do not inspect kitchens or edible items, and will not assume any risk associated with the same.


Saturday, December 1st, 2018

Swap: 10:00am - Noon **Please note our new morning start time!**

Please arrive promptly at 10:00am for the start of the swap. 


2723 Ashland Road, Columbia (Columbia Crossroads Church main building). Enter through the door at the covered awning on the parking lot side of the building. We'll be in the main lobby area. 

What to bring

All swap items must be homemade, homegrown, or foraged by you. Think baked goods, jam, pickles, spreads, honey, vinegar, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices, homemade sausages, backyard eggs … you name it! Bring as little or as much as you like. You can bring a bunch of one thing or multiples of a few different things. The possibilities are endless!

*NOTE: This swap will include both food AND crafts, so please feel free to bring either or both. Check out the videos & pictures of past swaps on our facebook page for ideas & inspiration!

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.

If possible, you should also bring samples for others to try.

When packaging - keep quantities in mind, thinking about what would be considered a fair trade. Most items are swapped on a 1-to-1 basis but swapping details are left to the discretion of the participants. 

Also, please bring a dish to share! You can put your culinary skills to work and show off one of your offerings, or it can be as simple as some fresh fruit.

Learn more

Midlands Food Swappers was started out of the interest of the current food swap trend in our nation. You can get to know us better on facebook: www.facebook.com/MidlandsFoodSwappers

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Merideth and Carolyn at bWlkbGFuZHNzd2FwIHwgZ21haWwgISBjb20=

Also check out other Nonprofit Events in Columbia, Health & Wellness Events in Columbia, Cooking Events in Columbia.

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