Hills Harvest Exchange Membership
Hills Harvest Exchange (HHE) is a community fruit and vegetable swap.
Held every 1st Saturday of each month 10am – 12 noon at the HEC.
WHAT IS IT?
The Hills Harvest Exchange (HHE) is a monthly vegie swap where members get together to share their surplus home grown or home-made produce in a friendly atmosphere. Like minded people have a chat over a cuppa, exchange tips on growing and cooking with fresh produce.
By swapping home grown produce you will
- add variety to your fresh food diet
- save money and reduce food miles
- eat fresh, good quality food
- meet new people, gain inspiration and knowledge
- gather ideas about gardening and cooking – all the while working towards a sustainable future!
WHERE AND WHEN IS IT?
The HHE is held on the first Saturday of each month from 10am till noon at the Hills Environment Centre, 4 Crescent Drive Norton Summit.
WHAT CAN BE EXCHANGED
- Fresh home-grown vegetables and fruit
- Home baking, jam, preserves, pickles, sauces, chutneys (see labelling directions)
- Home dried fruit and vegetables
- Fruit and vegetable seedlings, seeds and cuttings (please ensure all soils are washed from cuttings and seeds)
- Fresh cut flowers
- Eggs (please write date of collection on the individual egg or carton and keep refrigerated)
- Recipes, tips and knowledge
It is good for swappers to know exactly what they are getting, so they can make informed decisions on what they select. By adding interesting facts about the item or its use, in members may try foods that they wouldn’t normally use. Include your membership number or name so members can ask how you made it.
- Preserves, jams, dried fruit, baked foods etc. must be labelled. This is not only due to legislation but also so that people with allergies can select items appropriately and with confidence.
- Canned or bottled vegetables and fruit preserved with high levels of sugar and or vinegar are fine to bring.
- PLAIN BOTTLED VEGETABLES AND FRUIT ARE NOT TO BE BROUGHT TO THE SWAP due to the risk of food borne food poisoning
- NO MEAT OR MEAT PRODUCTS are to be brought to the swap to the potential health risks associated with meat products.
The guidelines are designed to ensure that HHE members exchange the best quality fruit, vegetables and home-made produce, ensuring the health and safety of all members.
If you have any questions, please contact the coordinator of Hills Environment Centre firstname.lastname@example.org.