Huzzah! The Chicago Food Swap started by my friends Vanessa and Emily has spawned a suburban spin-off closer to home and with better parking! I was so excited about the news, I signed on as a media sponsor. And of course I’ll be there with a secret* surprise.
irst second North Shore Food Swap will take place on Sunday, January 19, 2014 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
900 Chicago Avenue, Suite 104, Evanston, Illinois 60202
What is a food swap? From what I’ve learned from watching my friends, it’s a whole lot of fun. A food swap brings together food lovers to exchange homemade goods. Swap items are usually homemade, homegrown, or foraged. I’ll stick with that first category unless you covet some limp braised frozen collards from our 2013 harvest.
Swappers can bring things like baked goods, pickles, spreads, granola, homemade sausages, eggs, and home brews.
My friend Melisa did a great job of describing her first food swap experience on her blog. I expect this will be run in a similar fashion.
You don’t have to live in Evanston or the northern suburbs to attend. The event is open to all. But I’m super excited to know these will be taking place closer to home.
The one thing you have to do, in addition to baking or making, is register (here). Registration is free, but they need to know who’s coming. The event will max out at 30 participants, but there are still a few spots left.
Join me and let’s swap!
Visit their Facebook page for more information.
*Gah! What to make? What to bake? I tried to make sea foam candy 5 times over winter break. I failed each and every instance.