it was awesome! here is the evidence!
i offered up pickled peppers, two kinds of jam, canned salsa verde, canned tomato soup, and a dozen backyard eggs. i swapped those items for some handmade notecards, homemade candles, bacon wrapped jalapenos, chocolate jam candies, caramel corn, goat cheese, and a really cool pumpkin centerpiece.
there was so much great stuff! besides the things i swapped for there was also wine, homemade root beer, breads, ginger simple syrup, essential oils, fresh herbs and produce, heirloom plants, sweet potato waffles, granola, sauerkraut, goat cheese - even dog treats! verdict - food swaps are freakin' sweet!