Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Join Us!

Our 2015/2016 Swap Line Up including our newest Summer Swap in Canby, OR! Yes, we are returning to Canby in 2016 to kick off Summer!  Vendor spaces are now available (see our Canby Swap page), contact us for more details!

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Fall Swap - Animal Costume Contest

There has been mention of the Animal Costume Contest we are having at the Fall Swap. It's not a rumor, it's happening smile emoticon However, due to our increased biosecurity measures and education on not bringing your pets and unnecessary animals to our swaps, it will be a virtual contest with photos. You may start submitting your dressed up animals (any animal - domestic or farm) now to the Fall Organizer, Laura Castle.
The photos will be printed on quality photo paper and displayed at the swap. Everyone who attends the swap will be able to vote and choose our 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners. Your photos will be judged on creativity and quality. The winners will receive a ribbon, a special prize and will grace our Fall Facebook Group banner for the year.
So dress up those animals and get the photos sent in! This contest is open to anyone who will be attending the swap. Sorry but you must attend the swap to win.

Friday, March 13, 2015

Are you on Facebook?

Did you know we have a public Facebook page  that we update daily with information about all our swaps, educational articles and just fun posts and photos??  Follow us....stay up to date and have fun!!

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Beautiful and Successful Day in Rickreall!!!

We would like to thank everyone who helped make our First Annual Winter Poultry Swap a HUGE success last Saturday! Mother Nature was very kind to us too with warm temperatures and abundant sunshine.  It was a beautiful winter day.  We had over 2000 people shopping (and over 60 vendors selling) in our 2 buildings at Polk County Fairgrounds - all poultry was sold within the first 2 hours!!!  Madeline Benoit, with the Oregon Department of Agriculture, even ran out of all the brochures, videos and handouts she brought for us!  We even made the Sunday Statesman Journal and the Polk County Itemizer-Observer!!!

Some numbers for you:

  • We had an unofficial count of over 2000 people in attendance
  • We had over 60 vendors from around Oregon
  • We collected 115 lbs of canned food for the Marion/Polk County Food Banks
  • We helped collect 100 spent hens/roosters for the Farmers Ending Hunger Project that were donated to the Dallas Food Bank

Signups for next year's Winter Swap have already begun.  You can find all the information and documents needed to join the fun on our Winter Swap page.  You can also sign up for our Summer, Fall and Spring 2016 swaps now too.  We hope to see you at our Swaps in 2015 and 2016!!

You can find a link to the photos of the day on our Photo Album page.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Swap Swag!

The latest order of Swap Swag was picked up today....we have to say, we are loving the new combinations that people keep creating with the colors and logos! A few new favorites this time around.... Remember, wear Swap Swag to the Swaps this year and receive 20 free raffle tickets! 

To order your own Swap Swap, contact us for more information on the colors, styles, sizes and prices.  We also have totes :)

Farmers Ending Hunger Project at the Winter Swap

We were contacted by a Senior from Central High School and his mentor who has teamed up with Farmers Ending Hunger and Mineral Springs Poultry for his Senior Project. They will be accepting spent hens, roosters and turkeys in Outside Stall #1 of the Arts & Crafts Building. All Chickens or Turkeys collected will be processed and donated to the Dallas community food bank to help end hunger within the local community. 

Only HEALTHY SPENT Chickens or Turkeys will be accepted. By healthy spent we mean hens no longer laying or that one too many rooster we all seem to end up with from time to time. No sick poultry will be accepted.

Please help this young man with his project and help feed the hungry in the local community!  We are hopeful to be able to team up with Farmers Ending Hunger and Mineral Springs Poultry to continue this cause at all our swaps in the future.

Our Fundraising Director, Christine Strawn is heading up this project.