Archive | March, 2012

First Ever Pittsburgh Food Swap

21 Mar

Sunday April 1, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Every home canner, baker and candlestick maker is familiar with the problem. You set out to complete a project and end up with enough strawberry jelly or homemade hand soap to supply your household well past the zombie apocalypse.

The obvious answer is to trade my excess strawberry jam for your candlesticks (or spiced pear jam, mmmm). Hence, the Homemade Pittsburgh Swap.

What: Bring your homemade goods to trade for other homemade goods.

Why: I have 27 jars of Plum Rum Jam and you have 32 dozen eggs. We can fix this.

Rules: What you bring has to be made by you (or grown by you), and preferably from or including local ingredients. It doesn’t have to be preserves, it can be cupcakes or bread or cheese or yogurt or eggs your chicken laid. It can be edible or it can be a house hold product. (Like home made soap or dryer sheets).

How much: Hmm. I don’t know. This is our first try so let’s wing it. You can bring a lot or a little, but its a swap so the less you bring, the less you get to take home.

How it works: We will have about an hour to eat and look over each others goods and sign up to indicate our interest in something. Then, at the start of the second hour, its GO TIME. You negotiate for swaps with other folks. I’ll give you a jar of pickled green tomatoes for a 1/4 pound of your home made fudge…you counter that you want TWO jars, and so on.

Please make sure to RSVP to the Facebook event by March 27th. I don’t think it will be a problem, but we will be capping the size of this event due to space so first come first serve.  If you don’t have a facebook profile, just comment here.

Everyone should bring a small snack to share as well.

April 1, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.
904 McClure Ave
Homestead PA