So you have 18 quarts of dill pickles and no strawberry jam? |
Or a bushel of sun dried tomatoes but no apple butter?
Join other home canners and preservers on Sunday, October 19, from Noon to 4:00 p.m., for a free-of-charge barter event at the People's Co-operative Food Store! Bring whatever items you've preserved from the fall's bounty that you'd like to trade and go home with delicious food to share with your family and friends over the rainy winter months. In the spirit of cooperation and to show that alternatives to capitalism can be fruitful (literally!), nothing may be sold at this event -- only bartered. Another world is possible, but we can't make it happen without food!
"Preserves for People, Not for Profit" aims to be a quietly anti-capitalist event where both experienced and beginning home-preservers can meet to share skills, make community, and enjoy great food. The corporatization of food is a dangerous trend, and home preservation from gardened, gleaned, or dumpstered food is one tactic to take. If you've got questions about this event, please feel free to write me at the listed email address. I'm bringing dill pickles, blackberry jam (pictured), applesauce, and more. Hope to see you there!