Last Day To Register For The June 2 Food Swap!

Today’s the last day to get your tickets for the June 2 Halton Food Swap at Baba Link Farm. If you’re planning to attend, but haven’t gotten your ticket yet, make sure you get over to our EVENTBRITE event page to pick it up. Ticket sales close at midnight tonight.

For those who have registered, thank you! We are so looking forward to meeting you on Sunday and checking out all the goodies you’re bringing to swap. Registered participants will receive an email from the swap with last minute details after ticket sales have closed.

We’ll be taking photos at the swap, so make sure you tune in next week to see the fun from our swap.


Rhubarb Recipes

Keeping with yesterday’s post about what’s available in Ontario right now, we thought we’d post some rhubarb recipe ideas. Since there are so many recipe sites, we chose TASTESPOTTING.COM because it’s one of the best sites to find new, exciting and different recipes.

When you go to, you can put in a specific term and get a long list of ideas using that term. So when we put in RHUBARB, we got the following list: RHUBARB SEARCH RESULTS.

So check it out and find something new to try!



REMINDER: Tickets for our Sunday, June 2 Food Swap are available until Friday, May 30. Go to EVENTBRITE to reserve your ticket. They are free! If you are participating in the swap, you must have a ticket.


Wondering what’s in season in Ontario?

Then you should check out Foodland Ontario’s AVAILABILITY GUIDE.

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This is the printed version that we’ve used for a few years.

Right now, the asparagus and rhubarb should be making appearances at local markets and stores. Have you seen any local farm produce yet? Where? Let us know so we can all take advantage of the local Ontario goodness!

If you grow rhubarb and are overwhelmed by it, bouquets of freshly picked rhubarb make a great swap choice.


REMINDER: Tickets for the June 2 swap are available until Friday, May 30. If you are attending, you need to register on Eventbrite to get your ticket. Go to to get your ticket today!

One More Week Until The June Food Swap!

We are so excited to be taking the swap on the road and having it in the great outdoors on the farm next Sunday, June 2nd. Have you signed up for our summer food swap at Baba Link Farm? If not, you’ve still got time. Go to EVENTBRITE to get your ticket. Over the next week, we’ll be showcasing swap ideas. More information about the swap is available HERE:

In the meantime, check out our appearance on TVCogeco’s FYI program, where Michelle talks to host Lynda Kirkland about Food Swaps:

Paper Bag Packaging Idea from Oh Happy Day!

As we count down the days towards our next swap, we keep finding really cute ideas for packaging. Check out this one we found using paper bags at Oh Happy Day:

Photo from Oh Happy Day! Make sure you check it out for a whack of great ideas!

Photo from Oh Happy Day! Make sure you check it out for a whack of great ideas!

This idea would be a lot of fun for a variety of swappables… and it’s a cute way to put all that pertinent information about ingredients right on the packaging.

Have you signed up for our June 2nd swap at Baba Link Farm? Go to EVENTBRITE to get your ticket now!

Great Cookie Packaging Idea from That Winsome Girl!

Looking for a fun way to package cookies for a swap? Here’s an easy, pretty and practical way to swap cookies from That Winsome Girl.

Photo from a very cool blog called “That Winsome Girl”. Make sure you check her out at:

Definitely want to try this method of sharing cookies… you don’t have to worry about crushing the cookies! Total win in my book. And it’s something that could be themed to the different seasons or style of the giver (or the receiver).

Coming to the June Halton Food Swap?

Get your tickets today at:


Are you a master cookie baker? A genius with the strawberry jam? Grow the most amazing herbs? Then get ready! It’s time for the Summer Halton Food Swap… and we’re getting out of the big city and going to the farm!

Baba Link Farm will be our host and location for our first ever outdoor food swap! We are so excited to take the swap outside to enjoy an afternoon on the farm in the (hopefully) warm, summer sunshine!

All swap items must be homemade or homegrown and participants are welcome to bring as many… or as few… items as they like.

Examples of items to swap could be:

  • A jar of jam or other preserves
  • A bouquet of herbs
  • Half a dozen cookies (more if they are smaller or less if they are big cookies)
  • Four large muffins (or a half dozen smaller muffins)
  • Mini cakes or pies
  • A jar of the miracle house cleaner you’ve made and perfected
  • or another combination or amount of items

You can bring either multiples of one thing, or bring a variety of items to swap. The goal is to meet people and have fun!

Please make sure your items come packaged and ready to swap. This is a good opportunity to get creative with your packaging! Also, bring samples, if possible. The first half of the swap is a purely social time, to mingle and enjoy the company of your fellow swappers. And who doesn’t like sampling new foods and chatting?

The swap is free of charge, but space is limited so you **MUST** register through EVENTBRITE to secure your spot. Additional details about the swap will be sent to you when you secure your spot.

If you have any questions about swapping, what you should bring or if you need ideas, make sure you come back to the blog regularly, stay tuned to our Facebook page  and Twitter feed… or email us at

We are looking forward to seeing all of you on the farm for the next swap. Sign up today and secure your spot!