Cook Your Crop: Claudia’s Babaganoush

Cook Your Crop: Claudia’s Babaganoush

The sharing of this recipe is the result of a swap that took place between two members from the same suburb. One is a grower, the other is a cook. The first offered up a bounty of huge eggplants from her front garden, while the other had nothing to swap, but loved to make babaganoush. The eggplants were gifted with no reciprocation required, but the cook took the eggplants home, made the delicious dip, and returned some to the grower.  Of the countless swaps that have taken place, this story has to be one of our favourites.

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107 Rooftop Swap & Free Workshops – March 3, 2017

107 Rooftop Swap & Free Workshops – March 3, 2017

Last Sunday we swapped on the 107 Rooftop, an inspiring rooftop permaculture garden in the middle of Redfern.  Some people walked with their bounty from just up the road, while others travelled from Bexley, Arncliffe, Blacktown, Maroubra, Denstone and Naremburn.

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Lane Cove Family Swap – Feb 25, 2017

Lane Cove Family Swap – Feb 25, 2017

For our first Lane Cove swap we partnered with Lane Cove Council for a very special family event. The Living and Learning Centre was a great venue on a rainy Saturday morning and produce was aplenty.  We’re always excited to hear where and how people are growing and on this occasion spoke to swappers from[…]

Pocket City Farms Swap – Feb 11, 2017

Pocket City Farms Swap – Feb 11, 2017

Our February swap at Pocket City Farms was set to be a HOT one – with weather forecasts predicting 38 degrees, the farm kindly offered us the use of the air conditioned common room. Despite the heat, a small but dedicated crowd turned up to swap.  We even had growers travel from as far as Wolli creek, North Strathfield and Pyrmont!

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Manly Vale Crop Swap & Native Honey Tasting – Jan 15, 2017

Manly Vale Crop Swap & Native Honey Tasting – Jan 15, 2017

This event signified our first on Sydney’s Northern Beaches and visitors came from far and wide.  One family even travelled from near Hurstville to swap with us! On arrival, their arms brimmed with huge pesticide free zucchinis, flavoursome onions and freshly harvested beetroot.
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Pocket City Farms Swap – Jan 14, 2017

Pocket City Farms Swap – Jan 14, 2017

Last weekend we kicked off 2017 with a steamy summers swap at Pocket City Farms at Camperdown Commons.  We swapped in the Pavillion, overlooking the farm that was bursting with tomatoes and were happy to chat to lots of newcomers who dropped by to check it out (rest assured none left with empty hands).  The seed library was suitably rummaged, and there was a huge variety of produce, plants and information exchanged.
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