Central OC Food Swap

OC Food Swap
August 2, 2014 @ 1:30 pm – 3:30 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
The Village
1505 East 17th Street
Santa Ana, CA 92705

Join us for an edible afternoon of swapping homemade treats in the heart of Orange County!

A Food Swap is part silent auction/part village marketplace/part fun-loving open house where your homemade creations (breads, preserves, special concoctions, canned goods, etc.) become your own personal currency for use in swapping with other participants. What better way to diversify your pantry and network with like-minded friends and neighbors?


We welcome everyone, as long as you bring something you made, grew, or foraged yourself. We will also consider other homemade non-comestibles (soaps, beauty products, etc) on a case-by-case basis.Members and non-members of Slow Food welcome to join us.

Bring an assortment of your homemade edible specialties (think pickles, preserves, baked goods, honey, granola, pasta, fruits, vegetables, herbs, spices’¦ you name it!) to exchange for other handcrafted delights.

You may download your swap cards here and fill them out in advance, or you may pick some up from the Central OC Food Swap upon arrival.
Please download print, sign and date the following release form and bring to the event with you. The release is required to participate.
We will provide tables, name tags and organization for theevent; feel free to bring a chair and any items you will need to merchandise your items. You will be given the opportunity to offer trades in a silent-auction type format, and you will be free to choose which trades to accept for your products. Bring as much or as little as you like; there are no caps or minimums. However, we suggest bringing a minimum of 5-10 items. (We will let everyone know a couple days in advance how many people we are anticipating, so you will have an idea of how many people to expect.) You could bring several of the same item, or an assortment! If possible, please bring samples for others to try!
Although this is a FREE event, you MUST pre-register to attend. Also, please remember that there is a limited number of tickets; if for some reason you cannot make it, let us know and we can adjust the guest list accordingly. If you plan to bring a family member or friend who will be participating, we ask that they register separately. Children are welcome but please be aware that kids may become bored easily at this kind of event and may require more of your attention than you might anticipate. Non-swapping guests are welcome to come and observe. Due to limited resources, we are capping the number of swappers and will keep a waiting list after that, so be sure to register early.
After the swap has ended, please consider donating items you have not swapped to Orange County Food Access Coalition for the benefit of the underserved in Orange County.
Keep informed about the ongoings of the Central OC Food Swap! Check us out on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CentralOCFoodSwap.