Author and blogger Kate Payne {Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking} was in my area for a book signing and food demo.  Kate taught everyone how to make fermented pickles and refrigerator pickles.  As a fun twist, she used green tomatoes in her pickling demo, encouraging us all to try pickling with a wide variety of vegetables {and even fruits!}

Check out Kate’s tour page to find out if she is coming to your area!

The From Scratch Club, who hosted the event, also held a mini food swap after Kate’s pickling demos.

Are you part of a local food swap?

If not, have you thought about starting one up with your friends?

Do tell…..