30 May 2009

Has anyone been in a jam exchange?

During our Christmas cookie exchange someone came up with the fabulous idea of having a canning and jamming exchange. I've agreed to organise it, but I have no idea as to how it would work.

I think I'll send out a note to the cookie people (and a few others I know to can and jam) to gauge interest (with a September date as the actual exchange date) but I'm not sure what sort of "rules" these things have. If anyone has organised or participated in one, I'm interested in knowing how you set it up.

- Did you limit participants?
- Did you ask for them to let you know what they want to provide (to avoid having 12 types of strawberry jam)
- What size jars did you exchange (one cup, two cup, four cup bottles?)

Any suggestions are appreciated...


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maybelle's mom said...

oh, great idea. I have never done this but would love to. maybe next year I will organize one here.

Elyse said...

I've never heard of this before, but it sounds like a brilliant idea!

Lydia (The Perfect Pantry) said...

I recently hosted a soup swap based on a web site I found about it (http://soupswap.com/news/?page_id=4). Their how-to might work really well for a jam swap.

K and S said...

I've never been involved in one, but Tea has participated in a soup swap, you may want to check her post on it for ideas.

Hope it works out :)

Holly said...

Sounds like a great idea! I've always wanted to participate in a cookie swap, but a jam swap sounds even better! Good luck planning it!

NKP said...

A great idea, looking forward to reading how it turns out. :)

Karen Baking Soda said...

Sounds great and original! Can't help you with any ideas (since I'm the sender whose packages mr. post always refuses to deliver...)

Aimée said...

We need to talk!
First of all, I hosted a very successful Jam, Jelly and Preserve Swap last fall and am planning one for this fall too. It was amazing!!You can read all about it here.


In other exciting news, this fall I will be hosting the very first food bloggers virtual jam swap on Under the High Chair.
Details will be announced in just a few days so stay tuned!

Email me if you have any questions..

Anonymous said...

I just happened upon your blog and this post has me quite intrigued! I love making jams! I participate in our Saturday Farmer's Market here in Timbuktu(Cedar Falls, Iowa). I would love to participate in a jam exchange if you're still looking to form a group. I think four ounce jars would be the perfect size. For a glimpse at some of what I do follow this link.... lemonaiding.etsy.com

Thank you for sharing!