Saturday, April 6, 2013

Getting Ready for the Spring Homemade Food Swap

The Spring 2013 Homemade Food Swap is just about a week away (April 14th) and I am so excited! I can't wait to show off what I have been whipping up and check out what you all bring to the table.

This swap is currently FULL, but if you are interested in swapping with us in the future make sure you sign up for the email list (in the right column of this blog) to be notified first when spaces open up for the next one.
If you DID get a spot you should have received an email with detailed information about the swap, swap location, etc. If you didn't get it (or it got sent to your trash folder) shoot me an email ( and I'll send you another one. Also, let me know if you won't be able to make it so someone on the waiting list can join us instead. 

Here is our current list of items you can expect to see at the swap:
(please let me know if you have any changes to your list of items you plan on bringing)
Almond milk
Pickled vegetables (all sorts including sauerkraut & kimchi) 
Fruit Jams, Syrups, & Sauces
Yogurts (labne & goats milk)
Hot sauces
Fermented drinks & edibles
Backyard eggs
candied & preserved citrus
Pestos and herb sauces
Fresh produce
Homemade "Lara" bars (raw date & nut snack bars)
Chocolate Truffles
Herbal candies
Herbal Tea blends
Herbal Salves
Shampoo & Soap bars
Face scrubs & masks

What am I working on?
I have been working hard for months (well, years really) creating tasty Herbal Medicinal Tea blends and I'm really proud to be able to share them with you at this swap. I will be swapping blends for Digestion, Active Infection (for when you are sick or healing a wound), Nerve Calming Night Time tea, and a hormone balancing Woman's tea.
I personally have grown & dried most of the herbs that go in to these tea blends. A LOT of plant material goes in to these teas which isn't very apparent when all the plant material has been dried and packaged. Some of the herbs added are rare & expensive but are very powerful so these are once I thought important to purchase & add in the blends.

I will also have some amazing Herbal Salve which is great for healing wounds, rashes, acne, diaper rash, athletes foot, fungal infections, etc.
And finally, I will be making some deliciously healing Herbal Candies & Sodas.

What are YOU working on for the swap? Feel free to leave a comment & let us all know!


  1. I would love to start something like this in benicia. Would you have time to chat to share how you successfully run the food swap.

  2. Me too i would like to do this as soon as possible. Thanks for sharing this tips.

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