It’s Coming! First Food Swap Of 2014… April 1st!

That’s right! After a few months of planning and hunting and retooling, we’re delighted to announce the first food swap of 2014! It’s time to shake of the dreariness of the long cold winter and start thinking and planning for spring… and we’re excited that we can kick off the new season with a food swap.

Photo 9-10-2013, 8 10 03 PMHere are the basic details:

WHO: YOU!

WHAT: April Food Swap

WHERE: Taste of Colombia – El Salon (67 Bronte Rd. Oakville, ON)

WHEN: Tuesday, April 1st, 7-9pm

WHY: Because we love getting together to share and swap locally made and grown food.

Just thinking of April 1st makes us think of green things and spring! As always, we are always excited to see what new and exciting things our swappers bring to the table… and then we get to see all the yummy things we get to take home!

We cannot wait to see you at our first swap of 2014. Everyone who swaps needs a ticket, so make sure you get over to our Eventbrite page and sign up!

See you on the 1st!

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BIG NEWS: The Holiday Halton Food Swap is coming!

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Mark your calendars because the last Halton Food Swap of 2013 is coming November 26th and you’re invited to attend!

We’re expanding to include our friends from Hamilton and to celebrate, we’re taking our swap on the road to Johnny’s Coffee on Locke Street! It’s a fantastic place, so we’re really looking forward to hosting our swap there!

Curious about what happens at a food swap? Check out what happened at our September Food Swap!

So here are the details for our Holiday Food Swap:

WHO: YOU!

WHAT: Our holiday food swap

WHERE: Johnny’s Coffee (129 Locke St S, Hamilton, ON)

WHEN: Tuesday, November 26th

WHY: Because we love getting together to share and swap locally made and grown food.

Make sure you sign up for the swap, you’ll need a ticket to get in. Go to our Holiday Food Swap Eventbrite page to get your tickets today!

Please note the following information:

By participating in these events, you are acknowledging that the food items being traded are not necessarily prepared in commercial kitchens or spaces inspected by any government agency.

By participating in these events, you are also acknowledging that you will use the highest standards of safety and cleanliness in food preparation.

By participating in these events, you assume all liability; specifically, you agree to not hold Halton Food Swap, Johnny’s Coffee or  any of the other swap participants liable.

Make sure you check out Johnny’s Coffee. We are very grateful to them for allowing us to host our food swap with them. Follow them on Facebook and Twitter for all their latest news!

For more information about Halton Food Swap and the Holiday Food Swap, please follow Halton Food Swap on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll also be putting up a lot of fun ideas for swapping on our blog, so check us out.

 

Tonight’s Swap Night! So Help Burlington Green Win!

TONIGHT IS OUR SWAP WITH CO-HOST BURLINGTON GREEN SO THIS IS A PERFECT CHANCE TO SPREAD THE WORD ABOUT THE AMAZING OPPORTUNITY THEY ARE IN THE RUNNING FOR!

CALL FOR WILD

Our September Swap partner, Burlington Green is in the running for an amazing opportunity! They are a finalist in the Jamieson Vitamins Call For the Wild contest! And they need our votes!

Why? Because they will win a whackload of moolah (up to $100 000) that will help them continue their green work around the City of Burlington. Imagine how far that could go into making a difference in our community.

They are the only organization representing Ontario. Their fellow competitors include: The Vancouver Aquarium, the Calgary Wildlife Rehabilitation Society, the Hope for Wildlife Society in New Brunswick and Montreal’s McGill Bird Observatory. That’s a pretty impressive group!

Visit the Burlington Green website to find out more about the contest, enter the contest and for your chance to win a bike! 

So click on the link and help them win!

And while you’re clicking around on the internet, make sure you sign up for September’s Food Swap on September 10th! You need a ticket to participate, so make sure you click your way over to the Eventbrite sign up page! 

Get Ready… The September Swap is Coming!

Hey Halton Swappers! It’s time for another exciting food swap! And this time, we’ve parterned up with Burlington Green! So join us on Tuesday, September 10th for our fall swap which will be held in the Centennial Hall of The Burlington Public Library!

Did you miss out on our last food swap? Curious about what a Halton Food Swap looks like? Then check out the photos from our June Food Swap!

We are so excited to partner with Burlington Green and to get together with local food swappers!

Stay tuned to this blog for more information and ideas for the September Food Swap.

Here’s the important information. You need to get an Eventbrite ticket to participate in the swap. So make sure you click on this link to our Eventbrite page to register

For more information about Halton Food Swap and the September Food Swap, please follow Halton Food Swap on Facebook and Twitter. We’ll also be putting up a lot of fun ideas for swapping on ourblog, so check us out. 

To learn more about Burlington Green, check out their website. Follow them on Facebook and Twitteras well.

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:

BIG NEWS! THE SUMMER FOOD SWAP IS JUNE 2!

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 HaltonFoodSwap@gmail.com.

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