First food swap to be staged in Seaford

A food swap event will be staged at the Old Boot Inn in Seaford on Saturday January 25.

The first Seaford food swap will be held from 10am to 12 noon at the pub in South Street.

Food swapping is a collaborative, community-based activity where no money changes hands and the currency is your home produce.

Organiser Di Moreton said: “At this light hearted fun event individuals have the chance to exchange homemade, homegrown, or home brewed produce with each other. No money changes hands.

“A loaf of bread can be swapped for six eggs, a jar of chutney for a bag of apples, etc.

“This two hour event will be held at the Old Boot Inn, Seaford. Attendees can go home laden with goodies, lovingly made by others.”

So how does a food swap work? The first half hour is for greeting, displaying your produce, completing ‘swap cards’ for each item of produce you’ve brought and setting up some tasting samples.

The next half hour is for chatting about, tasting and looking at the available items and making written ‘bids’ on the Swap Cards.

Around an hour into proceedings an announcement is made and everyone heads back to their goods to see who has expressed interest.

Using the cards as a basis for negotiating, participants finalise their swaps and collect their produce to take home.

You must be over the age of 18 to register as a swapper at the event.

To take part contact Adele on 01323 492995 or Di on 01323 897897 or go to our website to register