Swap meet off to a good beginning

By Riverine Herald

ECHUCA’S first harvest exchange was a promising sign of good things to come, event organiser Sarah Hancock said.

The first of what will be monthly meet-ups at the Back Nine golf course was a little light on numbers but volunteers are confident the second will gain momentum.

“We had about 15-20 people including some volunteers from Echuca Neighbourhood House and the Back Nine,” Sarah said.

The day allows attendees to bring fresh produce and plants to exchange with others at no cost, as well as trade recipes and have a chat.

“People brought all sorts of things. Someone came with a whole lot of herbs and left with different fruit and veggies,” Sarah said.

“Someone had Scoby — used for making Kombucha — it really is a mix of everything.”

You can also bring preserves along provided they’re labelled with ingredients and eggs if they are labelled with a date of production.

Echuca Neighbourhood House has also teamed up with other local organisations.

“Boomerang bags were there for the morning too, just in case people had forgotten to bring bags or had too much to fit in their cardboard boxes,” Sarah said.

The Echuca Neighbourhood House Harvest Exchange is on from 11am on the last Sunday of the month at the Back Nine golf course on the corner of Eyre and McKenzie streets.

Bring along produce to swap and recipes to share. For more information, call Sarah at Echuca Neighbourhood House on 54826914.