July 8, 2015 | Conner Williams
The Pringle Creek Community is collaborating with the Cherry City Food Swappers to put on a pie party and food swap event on Sunday, July 19.
The event will be held at Painters Hall at the Pringle Creek Community in South Salem and will run from 1 to 4 p.m.
According to Kerry Fox, Event and Outreach Coordinator for the Pringle Creek Community, the swap invites people to taste and trade pies in addition to other homemade or homegrown food items.
The Pringle Creek Community has hosted the Cherry City Food Swappers before for a swap event and had a fairly large turnout, Fox said.
It will mainly take place indoors, but there is an outside area as well with music hookups that connect to both areas.
According to the Facebook page for the Cherry City Food Swappers, events typically last about an hour and a half to two hours. The initial 30 minutes are for singing in, setting up and greetings. The second 30 minutes to one hour involve observing and sampling the offered items, and those interested write their names and items they would like to trade. The last section of the event is when the items are swapped.
The Cherry City Food Swappers recommend that people bring 10 to 20 items worth no more than $5 to $10 each.
Fox emphasized that this event is a great way to “diversify the homemade foods in your own pantry while getting to know members of your local community.”
If you go:
Where: Painters Hall at the Pringle Creek Community, 3911 Village Center Drive SE
When: 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, July 19
Cost: Free, just bring something to trade