Saturday, June 27, 2015

Summer Fun in Denver

This morning Mackenzie and I tried something new for a "Mack & Mommy Day Date". We headed to Wash Park for the Mile High Food Swap and we LOVED it.
The swap was held at 201 Grant Street in the Wash Park Community Garden.  Locations vary each month.  The concept is this --  
"Bring 5 or more of your amazing homemade, homegrown or homebrewed good that you are prepared to part with -- they can be all the same thing or a mix.  You will have a chance to check out the products that other attendees have brought to swap, let them know you are interested in trading for their goodies by signing up on their bidding sheets -- and then the trading begins!  You can see who wants your amazing soup/jam/cookies/home brew, and decide if it's worth trading for their excellent compote/bread/infused oil/home laid-eggs. 
You don't have to take anything you don't want and you definitely do no have to spend any money -- cash is strictly forbidden.  You do have to come expecting a good time.  Samples are nice too!
The only rule concerning what you bring to the swap is that it must be homemade -- if it's organic, gluten-free, vegan, low-sugar etc. that's great -- just make sure you label it accordingly so you can easily find like dieting people to swap with."
For our contribution to the swap Mackenzie and I brought some of our family favorites -- click the links for the recipes!  We put out samples of our Banana Bread, Lemon Blueberry Muffins with an extra lemon glaze and  Lemon Bars (all gluten free). 
The other swappers were just the sweetest.  This eclectic community of women just welcomed us right in and we felt like part of their group from the second we entered the garden. Today's gathering was smaller than usual which made it a nice for us new comers and allowed for us to not feel so overwhelmed. 
Above -- Mackenzie learning about some new herbs!
Sampling Bread and Butter Pickles
My girl couldn't get enough of the Peanut Butter Chocolate Balls!
Let the swap begin!
The Wash Park Community Garden
We took home a bag of goodies -- Rhubarb Chipotle Barbeque Sauce, Home Brewed Iced Coffee Concentrate, Garlic Scape Pesto, Essential Oil Infused Bug Spray, Chocolate Peanut Butter Balls and a collection of herbs.
I'm not usually a fan of posting pictures of my children covered in their filth (I generally don't think people desire to see that)  -- But I just couldn't pass this one up.  This was taken mid asking Levi if he was enjoying the Peanut Butter Balls. His response was, "Ummm, YEAH!" (What kind of question is that Mom?!)
This was SUCH a fun event!  If you are a Denver area friend please come along with me for the July swap!  Kids are welcome and you'll leave with some new friends and lots of homemade goodies!  Email me ( or google the swap for details! 
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1 comment:

  1. This is seriously awesome! i.wish there was something like it!