Seed Exchange 2019

Seed Exchange is a two-day festival held at Farm of Ideas at Svanholm, 24-25th August 2019, celebrating the meeting between gastronomy and agriculture.

Christian F. Puglisi and his team are very proud and happy to welcome a strong lineup of high-profile local and international names, who will exchange seeds, share their practice, cook and join the fun.

General admission is free and the festival is open to everyone.


Magnus Nilsson Fäviken, SE

Daniela Soto-Innes Cosme & Atla, US

Blaine Wetzel The Willows Inn, US

Jacob Holmström Gastrologik, SE

Calum Franklin Holborn Dining Room, UK

Anders Højlund Andersen & Katrine Bach Hansen Øhave, DK
André Amtoft Habeetats, DK
Ane Rørdam & Jens Vestergaard MULD, DK
Camilla Plum Fuglebjerggaard, DK
Christian F. Puglisi Relæ community, DK
Claus Meyer Meyers Madhus DK
Ebbe Korsgaard Beyond Coffee, DK
Francis Cardenau DK
Jonas Als Woodcraft, DK
Klaus Thomsen Coffee Collective, DK
Lisa Lov Tigermom, DK
Marie Hertz, Birkemosegård Køkken, DK
Matt Orlando Amass & Broaden & Build, DK
Mikkel Friis- Holm DK
Mikkel Karstad DK
Per Kølster DK
Rosio Sanchez Hija de Sanchez & Sanchez, DK
Signe Voltelen Copenhagen Seeds, DK
Trine Hahnemann Hahnemanns Køkken, DK

… and many more

For this celebration, Puglisi will bring together people and seeds from near and afar. Seeds will in fact be exchanged, but more importantly it will also be a space for inspiration and knowledge sharing, as local farmers, producers, seed collectors, enthusiasts and gastronomic stars come together to discuss new sustainable practices. All of it taking place in a casual and festive atmosphere at the farm.

At the heart of the festival sits the Seed Swap space, where everyone is welcome to exchange seeds. Surrounding the Seed Swap space you will find a number of other activities and lots of great food. In the Workshop Tent there will be practical workshops and at the Stage and on Walk The Talk, you can engage in inspiring debates on the farm-to-table approach and sustainable practices in the meeting between farmers and chefs. In the Kids Area, there will be fun activities for the youngest. Also, at the festival site, you'll find plenty of Food Stalls selling organic food and drinks. Last but not least, there will be a lively Marketplace where a wide range of local producers will be selling their organic produce and talking about their approach. Come explore everything from flower seeds and plants to fresh eggs and handmade chocolate!

Dining Experiences

In addition to the free programme, there will be a number of exclusive dining experiences; BÆST Farm pop-up dinner, an outstanding gastronomic Harvest Picnic in the middle of our fields and to finish of the weekend The First Supper, a long table dinner, cooked by international top chefs in the Barn.

Seats are limited.

Harvest Picnic
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BÆST Farm Pop-Up Dinner
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The First Supper
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At Seed Exchange there will be a variety of workshops. Please read more and get your ticket below.

Coffee tasting (get ticket)
Klaus Thomsen, Coffee Collective

Grow your own mushrooms in used coffee grinds
(get ticket)
Ebbe Korsgaard, Beyond Coffee

Learn how to carve your own butter knife
(get ticket)
Jonas Als, Woodcraft

Cacao & Chocolate: Let’s be romantic about the real facts
(get ticket)
Mikkel Friis-Holm, Friis-Holm Chokolade

Heirloom vegetable varieties – taste and understand the difference (get ticket)
Camilla Plum, Fuglebjerggaard

Grow like tomorrow – growing greens in the city (get ticket)
Mads Boserup Lauritsen, TagTomat

Introduction to the art of fermentation (get ticket)
Marie Hertz, Birkemosegaard Køkken

Learn how to make crab bisque and enjoy the result at our communal table (get ticket)
Claus Meyer, Meyers Madhus

Practical information

Seed Exchange 2019 is a cash-free festival so bring your bank card or MobilePay.


By car
Click here to find out how to get to Seed Exchange by car.

There will be free parking at the festival site.

Public transport
You can take the C-train from Copenhagen to Frederikssund station, then the 315 bus towards Skibby. Get off at Fjordlandsskolen, Dalby (Solbakkevej), the festival is walking distance from here. Plan your own journey at

Free shuttle bus

Frederikssund station to Seed Exchange
10.30 • 11.30 • 12.30 • 13.30 • 14.30 • 16.30 • 17.30

Seed Exchange to Frederikssund station
11.00 • 12.00 • 13.00 • 14.00 • 16.00 • 17.00 • 18.00

After BÆST Pop-up and The First Supper
There will be a bus from the festival site to Guldbergsgade 29 on both Saturday (21.00) and Sunday (21.30).

Want to join the fun?

Marketplace stall
If you want to join our marketplace or you have a great idea for a Workshop or event at the Festival please apply on

If you want to volunteer and help make it happen please send us an email at

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