Swap meet with bite

Liz Fox with some of her produce she hopes to share. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d411708
Liz Fox with some of her produce she hopes to share. Picture: Bruce Hunt www.communitypix.com.au d411708

After the first successful swap in October that drew 15 people, Ms Fox hopes to make it a monthly event.

‘I got the idea of getting people together to swap food because up in the Hills, there are so many home growers,’ she said.

‘I looked on garden pages on Facebook and nothing was being organised so I decided to do one.

‘Driving around the Hills you see so many orange trees in yards and the fruit is just sitting on the ground ” someone could have eaten it.

‘Or you might have a lemon tree covered in lemons, but your broccoli failed, so this is an opportunity to swap.’

Ms Fox said the set up was simple: Everyone puts out their produce on a table, has a wander around and picks up what they need.

‘It is based on an honour system, people should be fair, but also the upside is that the people who have brought these products don’t want to take them back home, everyone is encourage to take something,’ she said.

She said the swaps were not limited to fruit and vegetable.

‘I have chooks and always have too many eggs; people can also bring honey, herbs and preserves,’ she said.

The next Hills Food Swap will be held on Sunday, December 1, from 2pm-3pm, at the Parkerville Hall, corner Seaborne and Riley roads, Parkerville.

For details, email hillsfoodswap @gmail.com or go to http://hills foodswap.wix.com/hillsfoodswap.