Seacoast Food Swap

A food swapping community in the New Hampshire Seacoast region. (#seacoastfoodswap)


Seacoast Food Swap

Portsmouth , NH
United States
Contact Phone
P: (978) 609-1048
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Description

Seacoast Food Swap is a monthly-ish food swap event in which you bring your edible creations to swap with other food makers. Canned, grown, dried, fermented, baked, foraged, brewed, and cooked. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Q; What is a food swap? A food swap is a gathering of food lovers to exchange homemade creations. No cash is exchanged, and no goods are sold. In a silent auction format, homemade goodies change hands and everyone goes home inspired and happy. Q: What should I expect the day of the swap? A swap typically lasts about two hours. The first half hour of the swap is for attendees to sign in, fill out a waiver form, and mingle. Swappers fill out name tags and swap sheets and set up their wares on the tables. The next hour is for everyone to walk around, examine and sample the items others have brought in. Swappers write their names and items they brought on the sheets for any items they would like to take home. The last half hour is for swapping! Everyone returns to their original sheets of paper, looks at the offers, and swaps. Q: Who can participate? Everyone is welcome, as long as you bring something YOU made, grew, or foraged yourself. You must pre-register online to attend so we have a sense of how large our swap will be. Q: What Should I Bring? Home-canned vegetables and fruits; lacto fermented vegetables, fruits, and salsas; vinegar pickles; kombucha, kefir, ginger ale; homemade jams, jellies, and chutneys; homemade cheeses; yogurt; homegrown honey; home brewed beer, wine, ginger beer, root beer; homemade liquers; homemade breads (yeasted or quick); your own creations in spice/seasoning mixes; homemade fresh (or dry) pasta; homemade dough (e.g. phyllo, puff pastry); starters/SCOBYs/grains; homegrown herbs, fruits, vegetables; foraged foods; backyard eggs; handmade sausages, bacon, and other charcuterie; homemade soups and chilis; homemade spreads, tapenades, and pestos; homemade dried fruit; homemade granola; homemade cakes, cookies, and candy. Really, anything you've made from scratch to share. Q: How much does it cost? For the time being, we've decided to forego any registration fees and instead accept donations only. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Other questions and/or suggestions or want to volunteer? Feel free to email me.

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Heading to the ArtPM Challenge opening reception tonight at BUOY to check out the space for the next food swap. Maybe we'll see you there? Don't forget to mark you calendars for the 24th at 7pm.

Published on 2015-03-13 00:38:30 GMT

Not one, but TWO Seacoast Food Swap interviews this week!!

Published on 2015-03-09 21:42:43 GMT

Mark your calendars... March 24th, 7pm... Kittery :)

Published on 2015-02-27 00:10:35 GMT

Assuming the wind doesn't blow us all away, we will see you at the Joinery tonight.

Published on 2015-02-16 17:42:59 GMT

So great to talk/hug with sooo many friends/farmers at the Seacoast Eat Local winter market this morning. Looking forward to seeing many of you (New Roots Farm, Meadow's Mirth Farm, Vernon Family Farm) Monday night at the swap!

Published on 2015-02-14 20:55:17 GMT

Don't forget your samples on Monday! Not only are samples a great way for others to try your goods, but they also increase your likelihood of a successful swap.

Published on 2015-02-12 00:10:37 GMT

For all of you creators, we are opening this month's swap to non-edible homemade goods too. Think wood cutting boards, homemade soaps, salves, pet food, etc. Excited to see all of your food-forward faces on Monday! <3

Published on 2015-02-11 21:28:33 GMT

Q: What Should I Bring? A: Home-canned vegetables and fruits; lacto fermented vegetables, fruits, and salsas; vinegar pickles; kombucha, kefir, ginger ale; homemade jams, jellies, and chutneys; homemade cheeses; yogurt; homegrown honey; home brewed beer, wine, ginger beer, root beer; homemade liquers; homemade breads (yeasted or quick); your own creations in spice/seasoning mixes; homemade fresh (or dry) pasta; homemade dough (e.g. phyllo, puff pastry); starters/SCOBYs/grains; homegrown herbs, fruits, vegetables; foraged foods; backyard eggs; handmade sausages, bacon, and other charcuterie and meats; homemade soups and chilis; homemade spreads, tapenades, and pestos; homemade dried fruit; homemade granola; homemade cakes, cookies, and candy.

Published on 2015-02-06 19:54:57 GMT

The February Seacoast Food Swap is two weeks from today. Invite your friends, prepare your goods, and we'll see you on the 16th at Joinery Restaurant!

Published on 2015-02-02 15:45:58 GMT

Still figuring out the location for the February Seacoast Food Swap, but the event will likely take place on the evening of the 16th, 17th, or 18th. Plan ahead, and invite your amigos!

Published on 2015-01-20 21:07:29 GMT

I think I may just put it out there and declare the next Seacoast Food Swap will be Tues (maybe Thur?) October 6th, (8th?) - Now just to find a place, let everyone know & Ta Da ~ Next Food Swap. Can I get a Yes? :)

Published on 2015-09-06 20:34:58 GMT

Howdy Peeps ~ Just a reminder, we're meeting on Monday 10am Ceres Bakery to plan the next & future events, very low-key, show up just if you're interested, if you can help a wee bit, well lovely!

Published on 2015-08-29 10:17:40 GMT

10am Monday, Aug 31st - a few of us will meet at Ceres Street Bakery to plan our next & future Swaps! Please join us if you'd like to help, even in tiny ways is wonderful! Cheers & See you all next month!! (Location anyone? :D

Published on 2015-08-24 16:14:40 GMT

Hello Friends! Summer Summer Summer!! Hope you all are enjoying yours! Just wanted to touch base, let everyone know we're still here.. I'm now thinking early October for the next fabulous Seacoast Food Swap meet?!! What say you. :D

Published on 2015-08-14 16:54:35 GMT

Hello & Happy Wednesday! Hope you all will join us in a fare thee well party for Erin this evening Earth Eagle Brewings :D

Published on 2015-07-29 00:31:43 GMT

So you know ... We're looking for our next location, Aug, Sept ? Open for suggestions, recommendations, offers! Will promote the heck out of it! 😄

Published on 2015-07-06 17:02:08 GMT

Atten. swappers: the current food swap organizers are looking to pass the torch. If you or anyone you know may be interested in taking charge of this amazing local food organization, send us an email at seacoastfoodswap@gmail.com. It would be a shame to see all of the forward momentum and work thus far be lost.

Published on 2015-06-04 14:55:27 GMT

Who's excited for the swap next Sunday? 5pm at Meadow's Mirth Farm! Spread the word. 😜

Published on 2015-05-17 18:30:18 GMT

Attention swappers: the Seacoast Food Swap is looking for someone to help with the organization of our monthly events. If you, or anyone you know may be interested in making this event/group even more awesome send us a FB message or email to seacoastfoodswap@gmail.com.

Published on 2015-05-11 19:54:06 GMT

Hey swappers! Just a reminder of the next Seacoast Food Swap on the 24th taking place at Meadow's Mirth Farm!

Published on 2015-05-11 16:28:23 GMT

Hello everyone! Planning on the May swap sometime during the week of May 18th. We are still looking for a venue if anyone has any suggestions?