Tuesday, November 5, 2013

November Swap

Saturday, November 16 from 5-6 pm, we will be meeting up at The Whiskey Jar on the downtown mall in Charlottesville for our November Swap. Bring your usual home made, home grown and foraged for items. Food and drinks will be available for purchase, with a one drink minimum for each swapper.
See you then!

Friday, September 13, 2013

September Swap

Next Sunday, September 22, from 1 to 2:30, we'll be meeting up over at McIntire Park to swap our home made, home grown and foraged for items.  As it costs a significant amount of money to reserve a shelter at McIntire, we take our chances on what's open and set up wherever we can.  Just keep your eyes peeled for a group of folks with lots of jars out.  We'll try to post a sign too.

In the past, we've had all assortments of items being swapped.  Eggs, home made bread, garden produce, jams, pickles, relishes, sauces, soap, lavender wands, herb salts, kombucha, scobies- as long as it's home made, home grown or foraged for, it's swappable.

See you there!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Swap Time!

With the height of canning season upon us, we've decided to try and have monthly swaps now through the fall.  Join us Saturday, July 27 from 1-2:30 at McIntire Park in Charlottesville.  We'll be set up at one of the pavilions.
At previous swaps, I've picked up just about everything you can imagine canning - jams, jellies, salsas, bbq sauces, pickles, veggies - as well as plants, jewelry, herb salts, breads, pestos, muffins, soaps, candies, kombucha, kombucha mothers - you get the picture.  So get creative and come join us!

Friday, March 22, 2013

New Swap!

We are teaming up with the Woolen Mills Gardeners United to organize our next swap in April.  It will be held at the Woolen Mills Chapel, 1819 East Market Street, Charlottesville, from 1 to 2:30 in the afternoon.
There will be plants and homemade goods galore!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Pickling, Buttering, Jamming and Swapping.

We spent the weekend buttering, pickling and jamming.  In one kitchen we had:

Three batches of cherry butter

A batch of pickled cherries

And a batch of dill pickled cucumbers.

Meanwhile, over in Vikki's kitchen, there were small batches of seedless blackberry jam, plum-honey preserves, dilly beans, pickled blueberries 

spicy pickled cherries, peach-jalapeno jam and cherry vanilla butter.

This is just some of what we are planning on bringing to the next swap, set for Sunday, August 26. You must RSVP to cvilleswaps@gmail.com for location and time.  For ideas on what you can swap, check out our About page at the top of our homepage.  Tell your friends, help us spread the word and we'll see you August 26th!

Monday, June 4, 2012

I got rose jam.

We had our second swap yesterday.  Thanks to everyone that came out.
There were loads of plants to be swapped. 
Begonias, lillies, moneyplant, geraniums, native wildflowers, herbs and raspberries to name a few.

There were seeds and soap and oodles of tasty things to eat like bread and granola and jams and butters and pickles and pesto.  And homemade soda. 
I sort of spaced on taking pictures, so you'll have to be content with the three I did take.

We held it over at McIntire Park.  We'd intended to have it in a shelter, but it was a beautiful day and there was loads going on and the shelters were taken, so we found a picnic table under a tree and that turned out to be a great spot for it.  I'm proud to report that all the orphaned plants found homes today.  I posted all the recipes on my main blog for everyone that requested them as well.

In addition to rose jam and plants, I brought home granola, caramel corn, apple butter, homemade natural soda and vanilla brown sugar peach butter. 

 For everyone that couldn't make it, we'll definitely be having a few more of these in the coming months, so stay tuned for announcements.  See you then!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Next Swap!

Our next swap has been scheduled for Sunday, June 3.  RSVP for details like time and place.  We hope to see you all there!