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.
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.
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:
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.