Thursday, April 14, 2011

Spring 2011 Portland Handcrafted Food Swap: May 7th at Abby's Table


Announcing our Springtime 2011 Portland Hand Crafted Food Swap!
Hosted by Sustainable Food for Thought at Abby's Table in SE Portland

Congratulations, friends! In the wake of our December, 2010 PDX Food Swap, Cooking Up a Story released a mini documentary about our event, and that coverage along with mentions in the Huffington Post, New York Times, food magazines, blogs, and other news sources has continued to inspire the swelling interest in Food Swaps around the country (check out the ever-growing list at Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking).

To RSVP for our May 7th Swap, read below and send us an email. There are only 45 swapping spaces open, so reply early to claim your spot...

Invite Friends & Spread the Word:
@pdxswappers | #pdxfoodswap | PDX Swappers Facebook Page

After putting up, whipping up, drying, canning, soaking, mixing, stacking, sorting, and setting aside, come celebrate by bringing your favorite creations to swap with fellow Portland foodies.

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade creations (breads, preserves, special concoctions, canned goods, etc.) become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. What better way to diversify your pantry and rub shoulders with friend and neighbors?

When: Saturday, May 7th, 2011, 7pm-9pm

Where: Abby's Table, 609 SE Ankeny Street, Portland, OR 97214

What:
Bring an assortment of your homemade edible specialties to exchange for other handcrafted delights. Sustainable Food For Thought will provide swapping cards, name tags, and organization for the event. You will be given the opportunity to offer trades in a silent-auction type format, and you will be free to choose which trades to accept for your products. Bring as much or as little as you like; there are no caps or minimums.

Who:
Pacific Northwesterners {aka the Willamette Valley, the Portland Metro Area, and our Neighbors to the North}. Please note, we are unable to provide childcare for this event.

Cost:
Swap participants will be given free entry; a donation jar will be available to help cover the cost of supplies.


{How?}

a) RSVP to sustainablefoodforthought@gmail.com
Please provide your name, contact info, and potential items you plan to trade. Due to limited space, we are capping the number of swappers at 45 and will keep a waiting list after that, so register early!

b) On Saturday the 7th, please bring your hand crafted goods + a contribution to the appetizer potluck.

c) Simple as that! We’re so excited to meet one another and celebrate the bounty of the seasons and the fruits of our labor~


{A Very Kind Thank-You}
To the following inspirations and collaborators:

Kate Payne at The Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking

Hip Girls Guide to Homemaking | @hipgirls | Facebook
Check out the directory of fabulous swaps popping up around the world, grown from the original inspiration of #BKSwappers in Brooklyn, NY!

Abby's Table
Abby's Table | @AbbysTable | Facebook


{Looking Forward to Seeing You There!}
If you have additional questions, please be in touch with Emily or Bethany
(sustainablefoodforthought@gmail.com)


{
Mini PDX Food Swap Documentary }




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3 comments:

Stacy @ Delighting in the Days said...

What a lovely idea!

Bethany said...

Thank you, Stacy! We're really looking forward to it. We have a delicious list of RSVPs that have come in so far:

Citrus curds
Homemade puff pastry
Pear/ginger jam
Almond/pumpkin seed/date milk
Fresh eggs
Spiced Italian plums
Wild harvested sage
Shortbread
Pickled veggies
Liqueurs
Gluten free baking mixes
Salad dressings
Homemade mustard
Apple butter
Rye bread
...and so much more!

We're getting excited for Saturday to come... : )

Carol said...

Just found out about this today -- looking forward to attending the next one!

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