You may remember me mentioning Queens Swap - a cool, new food swap event that I'm organizing with two fabulous foodies, Meg and Charlene at The Queens Kickshaw.
A really hot topic and activity in the food world right now, food swapping has already debuted in other boroughs such as Brooklyn and Manhattan. But here's our effort to bring it to Queens. And your opportunity to join.
Although Queens Swap has been sold out for a couple of weeks now (the event is free), we've opened up a few more tickets, so you still have the opportunity to sign up. Here are all the deets you need to know and more about how to participate.
Inaugural Queens Swap Event:
Sunday, May 22nd, 2011 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m.
The Queens Kickshaw - 40-17 Broadway, Astoria NY 11103. 718.777.0913
RSVP here - 3 seats left!
Queens Swap is a bi-monthly event that brings together passionate food enthusiasts, bakers, cooks, foragers to barter (or swap) quality, homemade foods.
Swapping at Queens Swap is free, but we're limiting it to 20 (now 25!) swappers for the first swap. If you can't get in, don't worry. We'll be having another swap in July. Queens Kickshaw normally closes at 4:30 p.m., but they're staying open later to host our event, so we encourage you to patronize them by purchasing coffee, sandwiches and other tasty items you spy on the menu. We happen to love the GOUDA sandwich!
You can swap anything you want, but it must be made, grown, or foraged by you, personally. Product must packaged in some way - in cans, jars, paper bags or baggies, etc. This is because we need to comply with NYC health codes that prohibit "foods to be consumed on premises" brought in from outside the establishment. This means samples are also off-limits.
For more information on what to swap, head on over at www.queensswap.com