2014 Food Swap Dates

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Here are all of the 2014 NWI Food Swap event dates. RSVP links will be available 2-3 weeks ahead of each event and posted on our Facebook page. Harvest Circle Workshop, located at 114 E. Lincolnway, Main Floor, Rear Unit, Valparaiso, IN (It’s a small building right behind Blackbird Cafe – lots of parking.)

Hope to see you all at a swap this year!

February 2014…Because January Was Cancelled

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Sunday, February 23, from 3-5pm…Our first food swap of 2014 is planned (since our swap was cancelled last month due to weather.) Our gracious host, Harvest Circle Workshop, is located at :

114 E Lincolnway Main Floor, Rear Unit Valparaiso,     IN 46383

At Harvest Circle Workshop they make all natural, handmade foods that nourish and delight, host workshops that teach and inspire, and plan events for organizations that grow communities and causes. You can read more about her business at www.harvestcircleworkshop.com and be sure to like her Facebook page! It’s always nice to support those who support US!

This will be a “bring your own small table” swap as there are only about 6 available at the location. There’s plenty of room…if you would like to RSVP, please click HERE.

Veteran’s and Newbies, I hope to see you there!!

Our First Swap of 2014 Is Planned (CANCELLED & RESCHEDULED)

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Sunday, January 26th, from 3-5pm…Our first food swap of 2014 is planned! Our gracious host, Harvest Circle Workshop, is located at :

114 E Lincolnway
Main Floor, Rear Unit
Valparaiso,     IN 46383

At Harvest Circle Workshop they make all natural, handmade foods that nourish and delight, host workshops that teach and inspire, and plan events for organizations that grow communities and causes. You can read more about her business at www.harvestcircleworkshop.com and be sure to like her Facebook page! It’s always nice to support those who support US!

This will be a “bring your own small table” swap as there are only about 6 available at the location. As of right now, the swap is rather full but a waitlist is being compiled. If you would like to RSVP, please click HERE.

Veteran’s and Newbies, I hope to see you there…as long as the weather holds out, this just might be our biggest event yet!!

10/27 Michigan City Swap Has Been Relocated

In the past two days, we’ve had so many cancellations that we were going to cancel the swap all together. After a full day of “re-arranging” and communicating…we WILL be having a throw-together swap tomorrow at Cohen Park in Hebron – 2pm.  (Mapquest address: Cohen Park, [100-199] E Bates St, Hebron) It seemed to be a more central location for those who were still interested in swapping. There are 8-9+ interested parties wanting to attend…invite your friends…no rsvp needed, just show up…share with your facebook friends! I know nothing about this park, so you might want to bring a tv tray or table along with you. I’ve done my best to try and please everyone involved. I hope you can make it!

August 2013 Food Swap

With bundles of goodies in arms, 20 people met at the Lowell United Methodist Church dining hall for the August NWI Food Swap. The variety of food offerings at this event were astounding! You can take a look at the Facebook Photo album HERE.

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Whether you were looking for baked goods or jarred jellies, fresh eggs, grass-fed beef or fresh produce, you were sure to find it at the August Swap! Not only did we have a variety of food items, we had a variety of people: seasoned swappers, first timers, men, women and kids! Meeting new people and talking food is what the swaps are all about.

Our next swap is in Michigan City on Sunday, October 27th. You can find the RSVP link in the sidebar on the right. Hope to see you there!

We’ve had THREE Swaps!

Wow! Can you believe how fast this year is going? It’s seems like we were all JUST biting our nails, waiting for our first NWI Food Swap to happen. Now? We’ve had THREE and are approaching our fourth on August 4th. (Psst…if you want to attend, you can click the link over on the right hand sidebar.)

Instead of re-capping each and every swap, I’m going to list the links to the Facebook photo albums for the events. To get a good idea of the products people are bringing, please browse each one. Overall, everyone has left happy and excited about the food hauls they took home. Even MORE exciting is the food community that is slowly building in our area. Hope to see you soon!

RSVP for the May 5th NWI Food Swap

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We’re having a Cinco de Mayo NWI Food Swap!!! (This doesn’t mean you have to bring something of Mexican fare, but you can if you want…I am!)

Library Service Center Meeting Room
(HUGE Thanks to Swapper Kris for securing our site!)

100 W. Indiana Ave., Chesterton

Sunday, May 5, 2013

3:30 pm to 5:00 pm CST

RSVP Through Eventbrite ONLY – RSVP Here
(it’s filling quickly!!)

Attendance will be capped at 40 participants. A waiting list will be created if necessary. If you RSVP, and must cancel for some reason, the cutoff to cancel is April 28, in order to give notice to people on a waiting list. Of course, we would like to avoid any cancellations, but sometimes it happens.

If you have not already, please read the “What Is A Food Swap?” page and the FAQ’s on the NWI Food Swap site so you are aware of how a food swap works. These pages give tips, cleanliness suggestions and basic food/packaging information.

**By participating in this event, you are acknowledging that the food items being traded are not necessarily prepared in any “approved” kitchen or space inspected by any government agency. Swap and eat at your own risk.**

Hasta pronto!

**Stay current by joining the NWI Food Swap Facebook Page**

Blog Talk Radio with 219 Green Connect

Thank you Kathy Sipple and 219 Green Connect for inviting me to your podcast this morning! Kathy and I discussed a bit about the upcoming NWI Food Swap…hoping to offer a bit more explanation and possibly answer some questions. If you would like to listen, here’s a link to the show. It’s impossible to answer all questions in the time allowed, so if you are unsure of ANYTHING, please drop me a message!

 

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Announcing…The Very First NWI Food Swap!!!

 

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I’m very excited to announce, Mothering By Nature Center in Valparaiso, will be our host for the very first NWI Food Swap! Mark your calendars!!

Mothering By Nature Center (Community Room)

257 W. Indiana Ave., Valpariaso

Sunday, March 10, 2013

3:00 pm to 5:00 pm CST

RSVP Through Eventbrite ONLY – link will be available & announced on Feb. 11th

Attendance will be capped at 30 participants. A waiting list will be created if necessary.

MBNMothering By Nature Center, located at 255 W. Indiana Ave. Suite 1, Valparaiso, is a unique pregnancy & baby boutique offering natural products for natural parenting. They offer earth-friendly, natural products, cloth diapers & everything related, cloth training pants, various baby slings, wraps & carriers, books & toys, herbs, and gifts for pregnancy, birth, baby & beyond. Come on in and try on a baby carrier! They have a sitting place to gather, a changing table, toys for the children to place with, and a scale to weigh your baby. Watch for various classes & workshops that will be offered. Looking for natural birth, breastfeeding & postpartum support? Just email Robin and ask. Also, be sure to like the Mothering By Nature Facebook page!

Robin, from all of the NWI Swappers, thank you so much for offering a venue site. Without people like you, swaps wouldn’t be able to happen. See you all soon!!

*photos provided by Mothering By Nature