2021 Community Harvest Swap & Seed-Saving Workshop – Oct. 2nd

Are you excited about all things local, home grown, homemade & hand-crafted? Bring your homestead surplus for a Community Harvest Swap with your neighbors! Toni Kessler from West River Seeds will also be leading a fall Seed-Saving Workshop following the swap. This is a free event, but donations are welcome to support the work of Neighborhood Roots Food Collective. It should be a really fun day, we hope that you will join us.

When: Saturday, October 2, 2021 at 12:45pm
Where: Guilford Fairgrounds, 163 Fairground Rd., Guilford, VT – in the Cattle Barn

*Click Here to Register by Saturday, September 25th*

Tentative Schedule:

  • 12:45pm-1:00pm: Arrive and Set Up
  • 1:00pm-2:00pm: Harvest Swap
  • 2:00pm-3:00pm: Seed-Saving Workshop

Harvest Swap
Trade your extra fruits & veggies, herbs, preserves, baked goods & crafts with your neighbors, and leave with plenty of new and exciting things to try & enjoy. Only have a few things to share, or nothing at all? That’s OK! Creative & non-material barters & freebies are always a possibility here.

Items for swapping might include things like (but not limited to):

  • Fruits & veggies from your gardens
  • Preserves and ferments (sauerkraut, jam, etc.)
  • Baked goods
  • Maple syrup or honey
  • Homemade cheese, yogurt, butter
  • Dried herbs, tinctures, or salves
  • Flowers, fibers, seeds, & crafts would all be fun swapping items

Seed-Saving Workshop
Toni Kessler from West River Seeds will be demonstrating threshing and winnowing of dry vegetable, herb, and flower seeds. She will also show how to save seed from tomatoes, zucchini, cucumbers and other fruits.

COVID Protocol: This is an outdoor, open-air event. As the event approaches, we will follow CDC and local guidance to ensure that all participants feel comfortable and safe. If you have any special concerns, don’t hesitate to email us.

Register Here by Sept. 25th to celebrate the harvest season in the spirit of sharing and good fun!

2021 Community Harvest Swap & Seed-Saving Workshop – Oct. 2nd