Traditional Food Swap

Traditional Food Swap The Traditional Food Swap in NYC -- where people can share real food: homemade, home-cultured, traditional preparations of local, organic and wild foods

What’s a Food Swap? A ‘Food Swap’ is a way for community members to swap specialties they prepare or grow with others who also have items to share. It is a way to share homemade, delicious food with each other as well as a way to lessen our food dollars and time in the kitchen. Swaps can also offer chefs a ‘test kitchen’ for new foods they consider bringing to market and so support our local foods

What’s a Food Swap? A ‘Food Swap’ is a way for community members to swap specialties they prepare or grow with others who also have items to share. It is a way to share homemade, delicious food with each other as well as a way to lessen our food dollars and time in the kitchen. Swaps can also offer chefs a ‘test kitchen’ for new foods they consider bringing to market and so support our local foods

HI Swappers! The traditional food swap has been in hiatus for the past year but we  thought swappers in particular woudl...
06/15/2013
WAPF-NYC special workshops: DIna Falconi Foraging & Feasting 6/20 Herb Walk 6/18

HI Swappers! The traditional food swap has been in hiatus for the past year but we thought swappers in particular woudl like to know about these two special workshops which will both share lots of info about home mae wild foods and medicines. If you can come please introduce yourself to me and we can talk about the swap for the coming season if you like

02/23/2013

hello all, These past few seasons the Traditional Food Swap has taken a break -- But if you are interested in traditional foods and /or swaps do like us and check back for a new season of coming swaps and related events - certainly by next fall. And if you would like to be a part of an inner circle helping to plan swaps etc. Please do send a message to me directly

Hope to see you there -- there is still spaces for swap -- or just come by for open house!
02/10/2012
WAPF-NYC: OpenHouse this Sunday /Talk & social 2/28 /Herbalist M Wood 4/20-22

Hope to see you there -- there is still spaces for swap -- or just come by for open house!

reminder! Food Open House & Swap(This will be the last Swap & Pot luck of the season, so we hope all the more to see you all this coming Sunday!) Sunday, February 12th 3-6 pm All Saints Ukrainian Church 206 E. 11th St. All Welcome, but Please RSVP to:or Register :

01/17/2012
Traditional Food Swap

Traditional Food Swap

ANNOUNCING! next Traditional Food & Herb Swap will be on Sunday feb 18th 3-6 pm - at All Saints Ukrainian Church (E 11th St & 3rd ave)
- and as last month it will also be an open house for those who wold like to come but not swapping. Email us and/or look ofr the event brite registration link coming up soon.

01/17/2012

ANNOUNCING! next Traditional Food & Herb Swap will be on Sunday feb 18th 3-6 pm - at All Saints Ukrainian Church (E 11th St & 3rd ave)
- and as last month it will also be an open house for those who wold like to come but not swapping. Email us and/or look ofr the event brite registration link coming up soon.

We would like to let you know about workshop this Sunday 6th : Traditional Herbs & Food for Winter Health.  For more inf...
10/31/2011
Weston A Price Foundation - NYC chapter

We would like to let you know about workshop this Sunday 6th : Traditional Herbs & Food for Winter Health. For more info check out the events at facebook.com/WAPF.NYC

The NYC WAPF Chapter is an extenstion of The Weston A. Price Foundation, which is a nonprofit, tax-exempt charity founded in 1999 to disseminate the research of nutrition pioneer Dr. Weston Price.

10/30/2011

SAVE THE DATE for the NEXT SWAP - SUNDAY DEC 4th 4-6pm. we just changed it form the 3rd if you notice an earlier announcement. l Look for a an announcement soon with a link to register

10/30/2011

Thanks to all who came, despite the snow, to our first swap! It was such a lovely afternoon sharing food and new friends. I left warmed up by all! Next time though we'll have some warm nettle tea for us all to sip!

10/19/2011

Guidelines for the swaps as well as info is now posted on the info page. If there is anything that isn;t clear please let us know!

WAPF-NYC: announcing 1st Traditional Food Swap Oct 29th!
10/17/2011
WAPF-NYC: announcing 1st Traditional Food Swap Oct 29th!

WAPF-NYC: announcing 1st Traditional Food Swap Oct 29th!

~ announcing our first! ~Traditional Food (& Herb) SwapSaturday October 29th 11:30 – 1:30Ukrainian Orthodox Church 206 E. 11th St. btw 3rd & 2nd Avenues (near Union Square)

~ announcing our first! ~Traditional Food  (& Herb) Swap Saturday October 29th 11:30 – 1:30Ukrainian Orthodox Church  - ...
10/12/2011
Traditional Food Swap - NYC

~ announcing our first! ~
Traditional Food (& Herb) Swap
Saturday October 29th 11:30 – 1:30
Ukrainian Orthodox Church - 206 E. 11th St. btw 3rd & 2nd Avenues (near Union Square)
FREE but registration required as there will be a limited number of spots
To Register: http://traditionalfoodswao.eventbrite.com
We have to limit the number & recommend early registration to ensure a spot at the spot
DONATIONS are gratefully accepted for event costs (this time especially for a donation to the church), but not required (Donations can be made at Eventbrite by credit card or at the Swap with cash or check) Suggested donation for costs: $5 - $10

THE DONATION OPTION AT EVENTBRITE SHOULD BE OPTIONAL! i will delete it the donation option there is any further problems

~ announcing the first ever!~ Traditional Food (& Herb) Swap Saturday October 29th 11:30 – 1:30 Ukrainian Orthodox Church 206 E. 11th St. btw 3rd & 2nd Avenues -near Union Sq. A ‘Food Swap’ is a way for community members to swap specialties they prepare or grow with others who also ha...

09/17/2011

Welcome to the Traditional Food Swap in NYC! In the coming month we will start hosting swap events where people can swap their homemade foods: traditionally prepared, cultured, organic and wild. Do 'like' us, so we can share info about the gatherings!

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New York, NY
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General information

How Does the Swap Work? People register for a particular swap and prepare food to swap. (It is important that a registrant cancel ahead of time if they cannot come, so another can come in their place.) Please come when the swap starts to display your foods and info. (Fill out the ‘item info’ sheet) We also ask participants to bring some food to share as a tasting table will be set up. Swappers get to mill around looking at items up for swap, talk to the makers and enjoy tastes of foods. People can sign up to swap a particular item they have with another on their “item info” sheet. Then... in the last half hour... the swap begins! It is open trading time. Swappers usually know what they would like and approach each other and trade. No one is obligated to trade for an item they don’t want. But usually everyone leaves with wonderful foods, often treasures and even new friends. Responsibility, Food Safety & Honor Code The Traditional Food Swap only organizes the swap events and bears no responsibility in any way for the foods swapped. Participants swap of their own accord and based on personal connection. No one is obliged to swap with anyone in any way. Members understand that most all foods are prepared in home kitchens and equally all Swap members agree to use the careful sanitary and safe food preparation techniques. All swap members agree to abide by the guidelines as a code of honor. Who can participate in the swaps? it is open to all who register and agree to abide by swap guidelines. Home cooks, home brewers, chefs, herbalists, foragers, gardeners and farmers: all are welcome to participate. Registration is on a first come first served basis as each swap will have a limit of the number of people who can participate depending on the size of the place and the nature of the swap. Can I Let Others Know about the Traditional Food Swap? Yes! Please do! We are dependant on the community sharing with others about it. Please ‘like’ and share us on facebook: www.facebook.com/pages/Traditional-Food-Swap/116077628497184?sk=wall As we grow and more people want to participate, we can have swaps in more and more neighborhoods. Does it cost anything? Yes and No. The swaps are free to participate, but we ask all who can to make a donation of $5-$10 for swap costs ( place, materials, tech etc.)

Products

Labels
In a swap based on trust, labels and any information you can offer are essential. For each item offered we ask you fill out an “item info” sheet that lists ingredients, sourcing and preparation for fellow swappers.

How Much Should I Bring & In What Container?
This can vary wildly and we leave it up to each person. But to make the swaps equitable, we suggest quart sizes for many items and/or running @ $10. if priced in the market. Glass jars, sterilized and recycled, are great containers for swapping. If you need to use plastic as a container please ensure that the food was properly cooled before filling.

Examples of Traditional Food Ingredients
Basically real food ingredients. Foods your grandparents were familiar with and preferably local & organic –no processed, factory food ingredients please.
Vegetables & fruits: preferably organic, local and in season
Eggs: pastured chickens & ducks, local & farm-fresh –no industrial supermarket eggs please
Dairy: from grass-fed ruminants, preferably raw –no ultra-pasteurized dairy please
Fats: butter, ghee, coconut oil, palm oil, tallow, lard, cold pressed virgin olive oil, sesame oil no
soy, corn or canola oils please
Grains, Legumes & Nuts: whole, local & heritage species preferred - soaked, sourdough or fermented
Natural Sweeteners: raw honey, maple syrup, dehydrated sugar cane –no white sugar or processed
fructose sweeteners such as agave please.
Wild, foraged foods, sustainably wild-crafted: herbs, vegetables, fruits, seaweeds, mushrooms, animals (such as venison), seafood (no farmed seafood please)
Foods you grow or from a local farm. Coconut foods: coco water, milk, oil, flour
Water: spring water, pure well water and filtered water

A Few Examples of Traditional Foods – They are infinite!
Lacto-fermented vegetables and fruits - such as sauerkraut, fruit chutneys, kimchi
Cultured condiments: such as ketchup, mustard, salad dressings
Cultured dairy: such as homemade yogurt, kefir, sour cream, cheese
Slow cooked, gelatin rich bone broth, soups and sauces
Patés, sausages, and other homemade charcuterie, often fermented
Herb teas and cultured drinks - such as kombucha, kvass and water kefir
Sourdough grain breads and crackers
Gluten free dishes - no processed ingredients such as corn starch or potato starch please
Traditional dishes form cultures around the world (All the better if from your family traditions!)

A Couple Cookbooks to Inspire
Any item from these books are suitable for the Traditional Food Swap (but certainly not limited to these items!)
Nourishing Traditions by Sally Fallon
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz

What about Herbal Food & Remedy Preparations?
Herbs, both as food and as natural remedies are a traditional part of a home pantry and can be swapped if you make herbal products. As with the food, please source them organically or ethically wildcrafted. Tea blends, tinctures, digestive bitters, salves, vinegars and creams are all examples of items that can be swapped. Please emphasize food & tonic herbs. Please do not swap potent herbs not suitable for general use.

What About Home Cleaning Products & Pet Food?
If you make your own natural cleaning products or composting activators such as ‘EM’ they also can be swapped. And also homemade pet food sourced and prepared as human food can be swapped.

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