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Join Phat Beets at 'Backyard Crop, Preserved Food Swap'

Bring all your excesses from your fall harvest and swap them with your neighbors during the Phat Beets Backyard Crop and Preserved Food Swap this Saturday, Nov. 5 at the North Oakland Farmers' Market.

Fruits, vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey .. anything you grow or raise yourself is fair game and totally swappable. Bring a few jars of that jam you just made. How about pickles or pasta sauce? Turn your mass amounts of one thing in to a bunch of different things.

This time, we also will have "put up" items for swap as well.

A bonus: There will be a Victory Garden Installation at the FranK Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza on Saturday, all day, as well.

Don't forget to tell your friends, family and neighbors!

If You Go

Phat Beets Backyard Crop and Preserved Food Swap co-sponsored by EBCA Swappers and Victory Garden Foundation

When: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5

North Oakland Farmers' Market, 5715 Market St., Oakland

Phat Beets' mission is to provide equal, affordable access to organic fresh fruits and vegetables, grains and legumes to North Oakland families through wholesale pricing. Supported by community events, Phat Beets facilitates youth in leadership roles engaging their peers in healthy eating and nutrition discussions through fruit and vegetable sampling. Phat Beets works to connect small farmers to urban communities via the creation of farm stands and farmers markets in local establishments.