Chicago Food Swap
Local Goods Chicago
5354 Devon Ave, Chicago, IL
3:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Food swaps bring together passionate home cooks, bakers, canners, and gardeners to trade their homemade and homegrown edible goods. Show off your toothsome creations, stock your pantry, and be inspired all while meeting other like-minded individuals.
First, swappers set up with their wares -- please keep in mind that people will want to examine your goods, so package them accordingly. You may bring as many items as you like. Smaller sizes are easier to swap. Swappers fill out a swap card for each different item that they intend to swap.
After the items are set up, everybody circulates around the room. Interested parties offer bids on the swap cards for each item, but these are just to open discussion. The first 45 minutes or so is spent circulating and making offers on swap cards and then the actual swapping begins. For this reason, It is really helpful if people arrive on time!
Remember: You are not obligated to swap with anyone, even if you bid on his/her item or he/she bids on yours. Actual swapping takes place through discussion and agreement. No money changes hands. All swaps are by barter only.