April 1 Is Just Around The Corner… Are You Ready To Swap?

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March certainly has gone by quickly and while we wait for spring to finally appear, we can all look forward to the first of April… and our first swap of 2014! We are very excited to swap at a brand new location… Taste of Colombia in Bronte.

There are still tickets available so make sure you mosey over to Eventbrite and get your ticket! To make it easy… just click here to get your tickets!

See you there!


What’s In Season In March?

As we get closer to our March Food Swap, are you wondering what’s in season while you look for ideas for things to swap? Foodland Ontario has a great chart that shows produce availability throughout the year. Available here, the availability guide shows that in March, the following produce is in season:




Cucumber (greenhouse)

Lettuce (greenhouse)


Onions (cooking and red)


Peppers (greenhouse)






Sweet Potatoes

Tomatoes (greenhouse)

Does that inspire some ideas for our March swap? Don’t forget, you can also theme your swap items… we’re swapping the day after St. Patrick’s Day and a couple days before the start of spring. Both are great ideas to theme.

Details about the March Food Swap are available here. Remember, you need to register and get a ticket at Eventbrite for our swaps. Go to our March Swap Eventbrite and get your ticket today!

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.

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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!

Do you have your Holiday Food Swap tickets yet?

We are over halfway sold out for our next food swap on Tuesday, November 26th at Johnny’s Coffee on Locke Street in Hamilton!

If you have your tickets, we can’t wait to see what kind of holiday goodies you’re bringing to swap!

If you don’t have your tickets yet, don’t wait much longer and head over to Eventbrite to book yours today!

We’re really looking forward to our last swap of 2013!

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:


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.


Photos from the September Swap!

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Our September Swap was a huge success! 

The bounty of the season was upon us!

We had the swap at Central Library in Burlington with our host Burlington Green.

Thank you Michelle Bennett for all your help making this a success!

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Between bunches of herbs, fresh local veggies, preserves, baked goods, hand-kneaded bread and even homemade soaps, there was plenty to swap!

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Everyone mingled during social hour, meeting new friends and reconnecting with old.

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We continue to be amazed at all the good that comes from bringing people together – for the love of food.

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Thank you to everyone who came out to Central Library for the swap. All your efforts are appreciated!

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Thank you to Burlington Green for sharing their space. We had a great time!

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Stay tuned for details on our next swap in November!

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



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!