Food Swap on the Farm!

February 15, 2015 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
HausBar Farm
3300 Govalle Avenue
Austin, TX 78702
  • FoodSwap

    Join the ATX Swappers for our first swap of the year! Come on out to HausBar Farms for an afternoon of home made food and farm tours. You’ll offer your culinary creations in trade for handcrafted food from other great cooks–think homemade soup, baked goods, spice mixes, ready to heat entrees, salsa, pesto, jam, and so much more!

    Swap newbies can check out‘s resource page and FAQ for tips on attending your first swap.

    What to Bring:

    -SNACKS/SAMPLES: bring something you made for everyone to snack on. Not required, but it makes the evening tastier (and maybe helps to move your swap item, yeah for taster samples)! You don’t have to bring the same thing you brought to trade. Please be sure to bring whatever you need to serve your snackage. We have cups, plates, napkins and forks, but you’ll need to bring serving platters, knives, ladles, etc.

    -SWAP ITEMS, and a basket or box to carry home your loot

    How the Swap Works:

    Our food swap is a place where you can trade an item you made for another item that someone else made. Items are swapped 1-for-1.

    For example:

    You have a loaf of bread to swap.

    You’ll wrap it up and be prepared to take home in trade for that loaf, a jar of some home-preserved goodness, a half-dozen backyard eggs, a bag of homemade crackers or cookies, or whatever you see on the table that looks good to you.

    You can bring as many items (the same or all different, whatever) to trade as you’d like. We usually bring 5-10 items each, but some folks make big batches of things and end up with 20 or more individual items. The more you bring, the more you take home in the end. All items should be packaged with the principle in mind that all packaged items are equal (i.e. don’t expect to take home two items for your one). Items must be edible and homemade/homeforaged/homegrown (please no repackaging of bulk items without doing anything to them!)

    The official swap and trade interactions will start right at 3pm, so don’t show up after then with hopes to swap.

    We look forward to seeing you again and swapping wares!

    Location information:

    Our hosts ask you to please park along Tillery, just around the corner from the farm’s entrance on Govalle once all the spots along the farm property are taken. They want to be courteous to the neighbors.

    IMPORTANT! YOU MUST RSVP WITH A TICKET ($3). Click herefor tickets. Swap ticket fees allow organizers to pay for swap incidentals like printing and re-use items (plates, cups, flatware) so we can transition to a fully zero-waste swap. Leftover revenue from our year of swapping goes toward our annual donation to local initiatives).

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