{photo diary} Schenectady Greenmarket Food Swap


An FSC food swap at a Greenmarket?


Why yes we did!

…and boy was it fun!

Thank you to Swappers and Schenectady Greenmarket Board Members Jennifer, Julie & Wendy (who is also a FSC Contributor) for making the swap happen with their tireless planning before, after & during the swap.

Another big ‘thank you’ shout-out to  FSC Contributors Pirate Jeni & Lauren and FSC Swapper Linda for helping during the swap, as they had the job of answering various questions from very swap-curious Greenmarket customers.



What made this swap really special, besides being at a Greenmarket where swappers could shop & attend a sway without leaving the building was the fact that we allowed any ‘swap-curious’ Greenmarket customer to register for a ticket , so they could hope across the ropes and sample swap loot, ask questions and talk food!


We were in a Greenmarket vendor space next to the GE Theater.

As usual, the swap loot was carefully crafted and displayed.



Once all the swappers arrived, its was a backed house!
Thank you to all that made the 1st Schenectady Greenmarket Swap a success, including the amazing Greenmarket Board Members & the welcoming customers.


Our next FSC Swappers Schenectady Food Swap will be again at the Schenectady Greenmarket, Sunday April 7th Noon-1:30pm. Save the date, tickets will be available mid-March!

Lastly, thank you to Jennifer for taking pictures of the event, pictures 2-4 & 5-6.

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Finding her true calling, connecting people to their local foodshed, Christina is the Editor & Founder of From Scratch Club and a proud CSA Member & Market Crew member of Kilpatrick Family Farm. At the homestead, she is the Chef de Cuisine, Master Baker & Head Food Preservationist to her husband Charles and their 2 year old son, Miles Jae. Although always a supporter of local, sustainable, humane and whole foods, Chris is now on a serious mission to bring those principles into her kitchen due to Miles Jae’s multiple food allergy diagnosis, asthma and the rare disease, EE. All of her recipes are dairy, soy, tree nuts, peanuts, gluten/wheat, pea, corn & sesame free.

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3 Comments on “{photo diary} Schenectady Greenmarket Food Swap”

  1. February 18, 2013 at 9:07 am #

    What a great match the swap and greenmarket seem to be! I bet the people you allowed in as vistors loved being able to see what the swap was all about. I haven’t been to the schenectady greenmarket yet. I iwll have to attend soon. Hope to see you there.

  2. February 26, 2013 at 9:30 am #

    This was such a fun swap! I really like the venue. The spouse and I are going to try to get to the market one of these Sunday’s very soon.


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