Swap party


The Oak Park neighborhood has held its crop swap for a couple of years, but finally someone else has gotten in on the game. Jason Azevedo recently started a Facebook campaign for the Sacramento Crop Swap. He was looking for a way to diversify the produce in his life with limited finances and garden space. The idea is to “introduce new locally grown veggies and fruits to your diet without the farmers market mark up.” “All it costs is little fruit of your labor,” he says. Interested homesteaders have signed up to grow certain crops—and not all of them are tomatoes and zucchini. Actual swap dates and locations are TBD, but Azevedo wants to plan on a weekly meet-up barbecue at a park, dividing the food up in lots. “Also welcome will be eggs, beer, wine, preserves—if you made it or grew it, bring it,” he says. For more info, look up the group on Facebook or call Azevedo at (415) 717-6566.