Gardeners no longer have to lug their melons to work or sneak anonymous tomato baskets on to a neighbor's front porch. They can join a growing food trend by swapping produce at a new kind of market that has sprung up in Ramona.
Outside Ramona Family Naturals on Saturday, tables will display baskets of figs, eggplant, jalapeno peppers, herbs and tomatoes. Folks will check out eachother's bounty and stat bartering. A bowl of fresh eggs for some Fay Elberta peaches? Or maybe some tomatoes for goat's milk soap? Garden Swap items include homemade items, baked goods, knitted crafts, jellies, jams, fresh eggs, fresh goat milk, home made soaps, etc.
"I have so much basil," says Lezley Knott, who uses it in dishes such as a pasta sauce. "It would be really nice to trade my extra basil for something else that we would enjoy."
The Ramona Family Naturals Garden Swap will be held on bi monthly Saturday mornings outside the business on Main Street. It looks just like a farmers market, but no money is involved here. Instead, folks meet to exchange their fruits, vegetables, plants and other homemade goods.
Please join us and share your abundance!
We will be having samples throughout the store and a very special surprise cooking demonstration.
Also, Swappers will have an opportunity to win $10 in store credit at Ramona Family Naturals by entering a drawing. Swappers must be present to win.
Next Swap August 11th at 9am~