Food Swap

Bayswater North Food Swap
Category:
When:
1st Saturday of the month, 10-11am
Township/suburb:
Bayswater North
Notes (in their own words):

There is a community garden at the location.

Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap.

Blackburn Food Swap
Category:
When:
1st Sunday of the month, 10-11am
Township/suburb:
Blackburn
Notes (in their own words):

Not held in January.

Category:
When:
4th Saturday of the month, 10-11am
Township/suburb:
Blackburn North
Box Hill South Urban Harvest
Category:
When:
3rd Saturday of the month, 11am-12.30pm
Township/suburb:
Box Hill South
Notes (in their own words):
Carome Homestead Produce Swap
Category:
When:
1st Saturday of the month, 10.30-midday
Township/suburb:
Mernda
Notes (in their own words):

Bring your excess garden produce along and swap for other wonderful produce. A great way to meet others with similar garden interests. Great meals, coffee and cakes next door at Two Beans and a Farm.

There is a community garden at the location.

Coburg Food and Garden Swap
Category:
When:
2nd Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm
Township/suburb:
Coburg
Collingwood Food Swap
Category:
When:
1st Saturday of the month, 10.30-11.30am
Township/suburb:
Abbotsford
Category:
When:
Last Sunday of the month, 10am-midday
Township/suburb:
Collingwood
Eltham Food Swap
Category:
When:
4th Sunday of the month, 9.30-10.30am
Township/suburb:
Eltham
Notes (in their own words):

Look for the large white ‘Local Food Connect’ marquee at the Farmers’ Market. Come along with your homegrown fruit and veggies, favourite seasonal recipes, spare jam jars, homemade labelled preserves etc, and share and network with other local backyard growers.

Fairfield Food Swap
Category:
When:
3rd Saturday of the month, 11am-midday
Township/suburb:
Fairfield
Notes (in their own words):

Organised by Transition Darebin.

Fitzroy Urban Harvest Food Swap
Category:
When:
1st Saturday of the month, 10.30am-midday
Township/suburb:
Fitzroy
Forest Hill Urban Harvest
Category:
When:
3rd Saturday of the month, 10-11.30am
Township/suburb:
Forest Hill
Notes (in their own words):
Greensborough Food Swap
Category:
When:
3rd Saturday of the month, 10-11am
Township/suburb:
Greensborough
Notes (in their own words):

Contact either of the co-organisers: Glenn Mansfield by phone (0488 192198) or email or Margot Meredith by phone (0415 926642) or email.

There is a community garden at the location.

Heathmont Crop Swap
Category:
When:
4th Saturday of the month, 10-11.30am
Township/suburb:
Heathmont
Notes (in their own words):

There is a community garden at the location.

Organised by Outer Eastern Permaculture Swap.

Heidelberg Food Swap
Category:
When:
4th Saturday of the month, 10-11am
Township/suburb:
Heidelberg
Notes (in their own words):

There is a community garden at the location.

Organised by Transition Warringal.

Heidelberg West Food Swap
Category:
When:
1st Saturday of the month, 10-11am
Township/suburb:
Heidelberg West
Hurstbridge Food Swap
Category:
When:
2nd and 4th Saturdays of the month, 10-11am
Township/suburb:
Hurstbridge
Notes (in their own words):

This initiative is one of a number of related food-related initiatives at the site (others include a food is free table, a community garden and a seed library).

The food swap is a regular get-together centred on giving, swapping, and sharing homegrown food and garden-related items with others in the community. Its aims are to increase community access to healthy homegrown food, build strong local relationships, and reduce the amount of food-related waste and materials going to compost and landfill. It’s also an opportunity to meet new friends and catch up with old ones.

Take along your surplus produce or, if there’s not much going on in the garden, just bring yourself!

Suitable items to share or give include:

  • homegrown fruit and vegetables
  • seeds and seedlings
  • coffee grounds
  • worm juice
  • bags of manure
  • recipe cards
  • gardening or food magazines or books
  • glass jars for preserving
  • preserves and pickles
  • sourdough starters
  • kombucha/jun scobies and kefir grains
  • stories, skills, questions, and advice
  • Macleod Veggie Swap
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Saturday of the month, 11am-12pm
    Township/suburb:
    Macleod
    Montmorency Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    10-11am. 1st Sunday of the month (except for Jan when it is on the 2nd Sunday)
    Township/suburb:
    Montmorency
    Notes (in their own words):

    In all the months except January, the swap is held on the first Sunday of the month. In January, it is held on the second Sunday.

    Usually, but not always, at The Monty Hub, 1-3 Mountainview Road, Montmorency, 3094 (check on their Facebook page).

    The food swap is sometimes followed by a talk.

    Mooroolbark Urban Harvest
    Category:
    When:
    2nd Saturday of the month, 10am-11.30am
    Township/suburb:
    Mooroolbark
    North Coburg Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Saturday of the month, 10.30am-12.30pm
    Township/suburb:
    Coburg North
    Regent Produce and Plant Swap (Reservoir)
    Category:
    When:
    1st Sunday of the month, 2-3pm
    Township/suburb:
    Reservoir
    Notes (in their own words):

    The food swap is held at the Regent Community Garden and the garden is open at the same time.

    Reservoir Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Saturday of the month, 10-11am
    Township/suburb:
    Reservoir
    Notes (in their own words):

    Organised by Transition Darebin.

    Ringwood Community Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Sunday of the month, 10-11.30am
    Township/suburb:
    Ringwood
    Notes (in their own words):
    Rosanna Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    1st Saturday, 10-11am
    Township/suburb:
    Rosanna
    Notes (in their own words):

    On the same day, there is a community shared cart of herbs where people can either take or donate herbs.

    South Preston Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    4th Saturday of the month, 11am-midday
    Township/suburb:
    Preston
    Notes (in their own words):

    Organised by Transition Darebin.

    St Andrews Food and Plant Swap
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Sundays of the month, 10-11am
    Township/suburb:
    St Andrews
    Surrey Hills / Balwyn Produce Swap
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Sunday of the month, 9-10am
    Township/suburb:
    Surrey Hills
    Thrive Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Saturday of the month, 2-3pm
    Township/suburb:
    Diamond Creek
    Notes (in their own words):

    There is a community garden at the location.

    Urban Orchard Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    Every Saturday, 10am-midday
    Township/suburb:
    Brunswick East
    Notes (in their own words):

    Just outside the CERES grocery

    Veggie Swap at BAAG Nursery, Bulleen
    Category:
    When:
    3rd Saturday of the month, 10-11am
    Township/suburb:
    Bulleen
    Warrandyte Food Swap
    Category:
    When:
    1st Saturday of the month, 9-10am
    Township/suburb:
    Warrandyte
    Notes (in their own words):

    There is a community garden at the location.