GOAT’S milk and cheese, rhubarb, lemons and silver beet were just some of the goodies on offer at Warrnambool’s Food Swap.
The ideal weather brought together people from around the south-west who offered their produce in exchange for other people’s goods.
On the first Monday of every month the produce and products for the garden are laid out on tables at Simon’s on the Waterfront.
The produce includes everything from seedlings and compost to recipes, fruit, vegetables, jams and chutneys.
Organiser Kylie Treble said it was a diverse way for people to access foods.
“It’s very social,” she said.
“We’re all encouraged to have our own fresh produce.
“I think it’s part of our personal responsibility for the planet.
‘‘We need to look after our own well-being.
“I don’t expect someone else to kill an animal on my behalf when I couldn’t kill an animal.”
With about 40 people attending yesterday Ms Treble said everyone was welcome to attend.
“The more the merrier and as the season progresses we’ll have more harvest,” she said.
The swap runs from midday to 2pm on the first Monday of every month.