Vegie Swap

The Macleod Vegie Swap is held on the 3rd Saturday of each month from 11 a.m. to 12 noon.

It is held in the rotunda opposite the Macleod shops in Aberdeen Street. For GPS we are in the park opposite the newsagent at 62 Aberdeen Street.

Everyone is welcome whether they have swaps or not, as the main purpose of the Swap is to develop our community spirit. It is a great place to meet people and we look out for newcomers and introduce them to other people at the Swap. Swaps include fruit and vegetables, bunches of herbs and flowers, plants, seeds, preserves, eggs and a range of garden items. It’s a lot of fun, and is also a place to find out what else is going on in the community – from workshops to festivals and special events. October 2016 was the 5th anniversary of the Macleod Vegie swap.

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What we swapped…

When? What?
October 2019 32.80 kg fruit and veg, 17 herb bunches, 2 bunch of flowers, 13 packets of seeds, 8 jars of preserves, 49 plants, kefir, sourdough starter, kombucha drink and scobie, crushed egg shells and jars.
September 2019 9.05 kg fruit and veg, 17 herb bunches, 1 bunch of flowers, 138 packets of seeds, 5 jars of preserves, 32 plants, olives to share, and jars.
August 2019 19.69 kg fruit and veg, 27 herb bunches, 1 bunch of flowers, 58 packets of seeds, 8 jars of preserves, 40 plants, crushed eggshells, sourdough starter, olives to share, teabags, jars and coffee grounds.
July 2019 27.85 kg fruit and veg, 14 herb bunches, 4 bunches of flowers, 37 packets of seeds, 16 jars of preserves, 40 plants, 4 x crushed egg shells, apple cider vinegar starting kit, 6 eggs and egg cartons, and olives to share.
June 2019 24.85 kg fruit and veg, 8 herb bunches, 33 packets of seeds, 5 jars of preserves, 4 plants, bottles, seedling pots, crushed egg shells, apple cider vinegar, almond – sunflower milk, sourdough starter and egg cartons.
May 2019 17.8 kg fruit and veg, 7 herb bunches, 102 packets of seeds, 1 jar of preserves, 22 plants, bottles, seedling pots, egg cartons, and olives to share.
April 2019 20.8 kg fruit and veg, 27 herb bunches, 0 seeds*, 11 jars of preserves, 43 plants, bottles, seedling pots, egg cartons, sourdough starter, crushed egg shells, kombucha, kombucha scobie, olives to share, and miscellaneous items.
* Our seed box was not displayed because of space limitation in the rotunda which was being shared with Easter Bunny.
March 2019 6.53 kg fruit and veg, 13 herb bunches, 97 packets of seeds including 23 to Rosanna Golf LInks Primary School, 6 jars of preserves, 35 plants, bottles, seedling pots, egg cartons, sourdough starter, crushed egg shells, kambucha, kombucha scobie, olives to share, and miscellaneous items.
February 2019 20 kg fruit and veg, 19 herb bunches, 61 packets of seeds, 5 jars of preserves, 22 plants, fertilizer, seedling pots, egg cartons, crushed egg shells, apple cider vinegar, olives to share, 6 bottles of worm wee fertilizer, jars and miscellaneous items.
January 2019 27.75 kg fruit and veg, 30 herb bunches, 61 packets of seeds, 6 jars of preserves, 16 plants, fertilizer, bottles, seedling pots, egg cartons, sourdough starter, crushed egg shells, kambucha, kombucha scobie, olives to share, 5 bottles of worm wee fertiliser, and miscellaneous items.
December 2018 16.75 kg fruit and veg, 13 herb bunches, 27 packets of seeds, 1 jar of preserves, 77 plants, fertilizer, bottles, seedling pots, egg cartons, sourdough starter, crushed egg shells, apple cider vinegar, olives to share, coffee husks, and miscellaneous items.
November 2018 20.36 kg fruit and veg, 38 herb bunches, 53 packets of seeds, 17 jars of preserves, 168 plants, fertilizer, bottles, seedling pots, egg cartons and miscellaneous items.
October 2018 900 gm beetroot, 1.05 kg beetroot leaves, 400 gm bok choy, 12.02 kg broad beans, 5.32 kg broccoli, 2.40 kg broccolini, 21.97 kg carrots, 6.40 kg cauliflower, 300 gm coriander, 200 gm cumquat, 150 gm dill, 200 gm garlic, 11.15 kg lettuce, 100 gm mint, 4.15 kg parsnip, 1.20 kg peas, 700 gm purple broccoli, 500 gm radish, 1.60 kg rhubarb, 5.80 kg silverbeet, 2.80 kg spinach, 200 gm strawberries which is a total of 79.61kg.
September 2018 13.56 kg fruit and veg, 8 bunches of herbs, 6 bunches of flowers, 100 packets of seeds, 5 jars of preserves, 12 plants and miscellaneous items including 6 bottles of worm wee.
August 2018 23kg fruit and veg, 15 bunches of herbs, 6 bunches of flowers, 126 packets of seeds, 4 jars of preserves, 30 plants and miscellaneous items including scoby, cacao beans, newspapers, jars and grocery items.
July 2018 21.5kg fruit and veg,12 bunches of herbs, 3 bunches of flowers, 46 packets of seeds, 3 jars of preserves, 36 plants and miscellaneous items. Please note, it appears that some produce sheets were lost so this tally is not the total.
June 2018 21kg fruit and veg,10 bunches of herbs, 3 bunches of flowers, 96 packets of seeds, 7 jars of preserves, 36 plants and miscellaneous items including water kefir and scoby, egg shells, sourdough starter, apple cider vinegar, pumpkin seeds, bottles and jars, worm tea and 6 bags of organic fertilizer.
May 2018 18.06kg fruit and veg, 19 bunches of herbs, 2 jars of preserves, 83 packets of seeds, 71 plants, and miscellaneous items including water kefir and scoby, egg shells, sourdough starter, apple cider vinegar, spaghetti, bottles and jars, worm tea and organic fertilizer.
April 2018 10.68kg fruit and veg, 16 bunches of herbs, 9 jars of preserves, 76 packets of seeds, 96 plants, and miscellaneous items including water kefir and scoby, egg shells, sourdough starter, apple cider vinegar, peanut butter chocolate fudge, hummus and bottles and jars.
March 2018 21.75kg fruit and veg, 21 bunches of herbs, 6 jars of preserves, 56 packets of seeds, 41 plants, and miscellaneous items including water kefir and scoby, egg shells, sourdough starter and bottles and jars, and 13 bags of various organic fertilisers.
February 2018 13.20kg of fruit and veg, 11 bunches of herbs, 7 jars of preserves, 138 packets of seeds, 57 plants.
January 2018 48.00kg of fruit and veg, 7 bunches of herbs, 19 jars of preserves, 59 packets of seeds, 76 plants.
December 2017 17.00kg of fruit and veg, 19 bunches of herbs, 11 jars of preserves, 59 packets of seeds, 401 plants.
November 2017 37.10kg of fruit and veg, 9 bunches of herbs, 14 jars of preserves, 81 packets of seeds, 48 plants.
October 2017 32.00g of fruit and veg, 32 bunches of herbs, 12 jars of preserves, 178 packets of seeds, 125 plants.
September 2017 22.30kg of fruit and veg, 41 bunches of herbs, 2 jars of preserves, 94 packets of seeds, 87 plants.
August 2017 35.42kg of fruit and veg, 9 bunches of herbs, 15 jars of preserves, 90 packets of seeds, 45 plants.
July 2017 25.46kg of fruit and veg, 11 bunches of herbs, 11 jars of preserves, 68 packets of seeds, 56 plants.
June 2017 44.05kg of fruit and veg, 36 bunches of herbs, 12 jars of preserves, 85 packets of seeds, 100 plants.
May 2017 19.05kg of fruit and veg, 40 bunches of herbs, 10 jars of preserves, 32 packets of seeds, 161 plants.
April 2017 34.63kg of fruit and veg, 25 bunches of herbs, 3 jars of preserves, 125 packets of seeds, 19 plants.
March 2017 23.15kg of fruit and veg, 21 bunches of herbs, 3 jars of preserves, 115 packets of seeds, 58 plants.
February 2017 15.68kg of fruit and veg, 57 bunches of herbs, 26 jars of preserves, 115 packets of seeds, 88 plants.
January 2017 18.56 kg of fruit and veg, 14 bunches of herbs, 3 bunches of flowers, 6 jars of preserves, 49 packets of seeds, 14 plants, 4 ginger beer starters, 4 olive oil-sugar-lemon hand scrubs, magazines and books, egg cartons and coffee grounds, and some hats as spares at the community garden for those who forget to bring a hat.
December 2016 34.75 kg of fruit and veg, 44 bunches of herbs, 3 bunches of flowers, 2 jars of preserves, 4.5 litres of lemon cordial, 80 packets of seeds, 353 plants (most from the community garden), 3 bags of chook poo, egg cartons, bottles and jars, books and magazines and 2 footballs!
November 2016 19.53 kg of fruit and veg, 28 bunches of herbs, 10 bunch of flowers, 2 jars of preserves, 79 packets of seeds, 60 plants, 2 sourdough starters, 8 bags of coffee grounds, crushed egg shell, hessian sacks, egg cartons, books and magazines.
October 2016 76.50 kg of fruit and veg, 58 bunches of herbs, 1 bunch of flowers, 8 jars of preserves, 79 packets of seeds, 53 plants, 18 quail eggs, 2 sourdough starters, 4 bags of coffee grounds, 3 bags chook poo, 3 bottles of worm wee plus egg cartons, books and magazines.
August 2016 34.46 kg of fruit and veg, 54 bunches of herbs, 6 bunches of flowers, 7 jars of preserves, 49 packets of seeds, 26 plants plus egg cartons, cacao powder, jars, magazines, sough dough starter and 4 bags of shell grit.
July 2016 37.00 kg of fruit and veg, 20 bunches of herbs, 3 bunches of flowers, 7 jars of preserves, 53 packets of seeds, 263 plants plus egg cartons, jars, magazines, sough dough starter and 3 bags of fertilizer.
June 2016 33.54 kg of fruit and veg, 58 bunches of herbs, 10 jars of preserves, 57 packets of seeds, 377 plants plus egg cartons, jars, magazines, and 9 bags of fertilizer.
May 2016 60.00 kg of fruit and veg, 127 plants, 2 bunches of flowers, 15 bunches of herbs, 8 jars of preserves, 3 dozen quail eggs, 57 packets of seeds plus egg cartons, jars, gardening magazines, crushed eggshells and 3 bags of chook poo.
April 2016 22.86 kg of fruit and veg, (10 grams less than March!) 35 plants, 2 bunches of flowers, 35 bunches of herbs, 5 jars of preserves, 6 dozen quail eggs, 80 packets of seeds plus egg cartons, jars, gardening magazines and stakes, and there was a delicious hummus for morning tea.
March 2016 2.87 kg of fruit and veg, 142 plants, 1 bunch of flowers, 19 bunches of herbs, 17 jars of preserves, 2 dozen quail eggs, 86 packets of seeds, 4 bags of crushed egg shells, sourdough starter, water kefir, egg cartons, jars, pots and gardening magazines. We also donated 15 packets of seeds to the new Warrandyte Veggie Swap.
February 2016 41.22 kg of fruit and veg, 39 plants, 1 bunch of flowers, 25 bunches of herbs, 12 jars of preserves, 9 dozen quail eggs, 82 packets of seeds, 5 bags of fertiliser, sourdough starter, water kefir, egg cartons, jars, pots, gardening magazines and some kitchenalia.
January 2016 23.75 kg of fruit and veg, 53 plants, 1 bunch of flowers, 50 bunches of herbs, 22 jars of preserves, 8 packets of seeds, sourdough starter, apple cider vinegar, kefir, egg cartons, jars, pots, crushed eggshell and gardening magazines.
December 2015 14.21 kg of fruit and veg, 180 plants, 1 bunch of flowers, 14 bunches of herbs, 2 jars of preserves, 15 packets of seeds, sourdough starter, apple cider vinegar, kefir, egg cartons, jars, pots and gardening magazines.
November 2015 40.50 kg of fruit and veg, 453 plants, 6 bunches of flowers, 83 bunches of herbs, 24 jars of preserves, 157 packets of seeds, 8 lots of chook poo fertilizer, water kaffir and egg cartons
October 2015 72.91 kg of fruit and veg, 48 plants, 6 bunches of flowers, 93 bunches of herbs, 4 jars of preserves, 110 packets of seeds, 4 dozen quail eggs, a box of bottle vases, 5 kg of chook poo fertilizer, 500 grams of seed potatoes, sough dough starter and egg cartons.