We gather together simply in the name of creating community by exchanging homemade and homegrown goods such as breads, desserts, fruit, sauces, etc. Find us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, check out our Pinterest page, and look out for fliers at various businesses from Azusa to Rancho Cucamonga.
All are welcome to attend parties hosted by SGV East Food Swap, which operates as a private club. Just remember: Money is not accepted, bring something to swap, and if you bring family members or friends, you must pre-register each person separately.
Bring as much or little as you prefer—it’s completely up to you. Swaps are broken up into three sections:
- Arrival, set up, chatting
- Tasting (so fun) and writing down offers on swap cards
- The exchange!
Please consider labeling each item with its ingredients and storage or shelf-life info (if applicable), and protect your goods by packaging them well, keeping in mind that swapping is easier when it’s made clear the amounts you want to swap. Most people bring samples as well. In order to keep track of offers, everyone completes swap cards; if you’d like to have yours ready to go, download blank ones here.
If you realize you cannot attend after registering, please let us know in advance, so we can offer your spot to others who can make it. Read more in this Q&A.
Reading about original food swappers Kate Payne and Megan Paska and attending a Pasadena Food Swap was all it took to convince us that residents of the East San Gabriel Valley and its neighbors would enjoy a swap of their own. Learn more about this phenomenon and find other swaps at the Food Swap Network.
Questions? Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.