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Homemade food swap

Sunday 8 June, 2.30pm to 4.30pm


The National Trust for Jersey is joining forces with the ‘Jersey in Transition’ movement to organise one of the first major food swaps

in Jersey.

Cook it, Grow it, Can it or Forage it. Then Swap it!

Food swaps are popping up all over the place.  How cool is it to share homemade goodies with like-minded foodies!

The National Trust would like to invite passionate home cooks, bakers, canners, and gardeners to trade their homemade and homegrown edible goods.  Show off your crafty, culinary creations, stock your pantry, and be inspired all while meeting other like-minded individuals.

Apart from diversifying your larder, ‘Food Swaps’ are about making new friends, tea and cakes, and picking up tips! No money changes hands. Teas and coffees will be provided.

Swappers are asked to bring something to share on the day, or samples for others to try, with a cup of tea

How does it work?

Swaps will last about two hours. The first 30 minutes of the swap are devoted to sign-in, set-up, and greetings. Swappers fill out name tags and swap sheets and set up their wares on the tables. The next 30 minutes to 1 hour are for everyone to walk around, examine, and sample items from the other swappers. Swappers will write their names and items they brought on the swap sheets for any items they would like to take home. The final 30 minutes are when all the swapping actually happens. Everyone goes back to his or her original sheets of paper, looks at the offers, finds interested offerers via their name tags, and swaps.

Ideas: Anything goes as long as it is home-grown, homemade or foraged: Home grown fruit and vegetables, home grown herbs, dried herbs; Home baked bread, cakes, cookies etc; Home brews, beer, country wine, cordials, sloe gin, flavoured vodkas; Homemade jams, jellies, marmalades, fruit butters & fruit curds, fruit leathers; Homemade chutneys, pickles, mustard, spice mixes; Homemade soups, quiche, honey, eggs, homemade granola; Homemade sweets, chocolate, fudge; Homemade extracts: vanilla, cinnamon, almond etc; Fermented food & drink: saukeraut, kimchi, kombucha, kefir etc; Freshly caught local fish, saved seeds, vegetable plants, fruit plants, herb plants; Flowers – plants, seedlings, cut flowers.


Venue: Room 4, Grève de Lecq Barracks, St Mary

Price: Free – but must bring things to swap!

No booking required – swappers can just turn up.





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