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:

Beets

Cabbage

Carrots

Cucumber (greenhouse)

Lettuce (greenhouse)

Mushrooms

Onions (cooking and red)

Parsnips

Peppers (greenhouse)

Potatoes

Rhubarb

Rutabega

Sprouts

Squash

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!

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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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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!

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!

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! 

Our September Swap is almost here!

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Are you excited? It’s almost time for our next swap on September 10th!  And it’s going to be a big one! As of now, we have 20 people signed up to swap! We are very excited for our first swap in Burlington and our first swap with our co-hosts Burlington Green.

So what’s in store? Well, lots of locally made, baked, and grown goodies… and a chance to socialize with a bunch of like minded people.

Not only are we swapping all kinds of goodies, but we’re also going to do a little book swap. This part of the swap is easy. If you have some books on food, cooking, gardening or green living that you want to get rid of, bring them to the swap and put them in our book swap. And that’s it. Everyone can browse the books to see if there’s something that catches their eye… and if they do, they can take the book. Easy peasy. At the end of the night, remaining books can be taken back by the people who brought them. So go through your books and see if there’s anything you’d like to bring.

Haven’t signed up yet? There is still time to go over to the Eventbrite page and get your ticket. There are only a few left, so get them while you can!

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.