Food Swaps Are Back~

24 January, 2021 at 7:45 pm Leave a comment

Hi there Transitioners,

Y’all may have already heard, but our Food Swaps are now active once more. See below for next dates of each.

So if you have some home grown crops (or products you have made from home grown crops) that  you would like to swap and share please bring them along to one of our backyard food swaps:

–          Northcote food swap (beside Northcote Library, Separation St, in the community garden)                                                           11 – 12 Saturday 13 February  (2nd Saturday of the month)

–          Reservoir Food Swap (outside Reservoir Library, Edwardes St, Reservoir)                                                                                             10-11 Saturday 20 February (3rd Saturday of the month)

–          Fairfield Food Swap (outside St Andrew’s Church side wall, corner of Gillies and Duncan Sts)                                                      11 – 12 Saturday 20 February (3rd Saturday of the month)

–          Thornbury Food Swap (at Thornbury Picture House, High St, beside corner of High St and Pender St)                                       11-12 Saturday 27 February (4th Saturday of the month)

Time to put this year’s food swaps into your new you beaut calendar to remind you every month that swapping fresh food in your neighbourhood is a simple joy and chance to connect with new friends and old.

If you have heaps of abundant crops, think about donating them to one of the food security agencies in Darebin:

–          Salvation Army, Gower St, Preston

–          DIVRS, High St, Preston (opens 11 January)

Or to our local pay as you feel restaurant:

–          Inconvenience Store, Lentil as Anything, High St Thornbury, offers a pay as you feel fruit and veggie store inside the restaurant

If you have a big crop, and have too much for your own needs, and need someone to help you pick it, contact Darebin Fruit Squad, at DIVRS ( and volunteer fruit pickers can come to your house and pick the fruit for you, then take it back to the emergency relief service at DIVRS for distribution to families who are short of food in Darebin. They open again on 11 January.

We look forward to seeing you at one of our swaps soon.  We love to meet new people, so please drop by with food to swap, it’s like op shopping for fresh fruit and veg, you never know what you’re going to find!

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