kim's homegrown produce, July 2010
  • Welcome!

    MPLS Swappers was a Minneapolis-based food swap, active 2010-2012, dedicated to building community through the exchange of homemade food. Anyone with a passion for producing, growing, or foraging wholesome food was welcome to participate!

    This website is no longer updated and this group no longer meets to exchange food.

  • Want to start your own swap? Check out the Food Swap Network!

    The Mpls Swappers are no longer active, but the food swapping movement is still going strong and building around the nation. For more information on how to start a swap in your own community, check out the Food Swap Network http://www.foodswapnetwork.com/
kim's homegrown produce, July 2010

New Event! Food Talks with the MPLS Swappers

It’s no secret that Mandy, A-K, and I miss seeing your beautiful faces and homemade foods each month. The absence of our food swaps creates a noticeable hole in our social life and our pantries! So, while we are working hard to determine the future of our food swaps, we have developed a new way … Continue reading

Lacto-fermented pickles

Food Swap Update and Exciting Developments

Hello food swappers! Mandy, A-K, and I hope that you are having a wonderful February and enjoying our disturbingly mild weather as much as we are. Oddly enough, I find that my desire to hole myself up in my kitchen is drastically lessened this winter. Is it because stepping outside doesn’t feel like torture? Possibly, … Continue reading

Blood Orange Marmalade and Guinness Mustard

Food Swap Update

Hello, swap family! A-K, Mandy, and I hope that you enjoyed your wintery celebrations and have ushered in 2012 with joy. What a year we’ve had, huh? One year ago, I was pulling together the pieces for the first food swap in March 2011. Never in a million years did I expect that it would … Continue reading

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December event cancellation and an important update

Over the last 9 months, the widespread interest in and awareness of the MPLS Swappers have allowed our food swaps to grow and our community to strengthen. Everyone involved has had the opportunity to feel empowered, excited, and passionate about producing high-quality and delicious food and sharing it with others. Apparently, awareness of our event … Continue reading

Lacto-fermented pickles

December Food Swap Registration is Open!

Registration for the December food swap is open! As usual, we will be making 40 tickets available to happy swappers. Date/Time: Sunday, December 11, 2011, 2-4 pm Location: Open Arms of Minnesota, 2500 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis Registration: Registration is limited to 40 people. For more information and to register, click below!   Please register quickly, as our … Continue reading

Bidding is on!

November Food Swap Recap

This month’s swap at Open Arms was another success!  It’s such a great feeling to see so many excited and smiling faces (especially involving home-grown, home-made food!). We had several new people attending, and a large group of familiar faces as well.  Setup involved a lot of getting our food cozy with the neighbor’s or … Continue reading

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November Food Swap Registration is Open!

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE REGISTRATION FOR THE NOVEMBER FOOD SWAP IS OPEN! Date/Time: Saturday, November 12, 2011, 2-4 pm Location: Open Arms of Minnesota, 2500 Bloomington Avenue South, Minneapolis Registration: Registration is limited to 40 people. For more information and to register, click below! Our swaps have been filling up very quickly, so we recommend registering as … Continue reading

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Recipe Swap: Coconut Curry Pepita Brittle

I brought this brittle to the October food swap and it was a hit. So, I figured, why not share a little recipe love? This batch is big, so it is perfect for food swaps, parties, or for gift giving. The holiday season is approaching, after all!  I love this recipe because it is quick … Continue reading

a line of jellies and jams at the October 2011 food swap

October food swap recap

On Sunday, October 9 the MPLS Swappers gathered for our seventh food swap. About 30 participants filled the sunny space at Open Arms of Minnesota with armloads and basketfuls of homemade food. It was a sight to behold! While half the group were veteran swappers, the other half were newbies and got a warm welcome … Continue reading

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How to check your canning jars for a good seal

After a long day of canning, you may think that you are off the hook the minute you take those jars out of the water canner. Oh, how wrong you are! One of the most important things about canning won’t happen until those jars are nice and cool. What is it? You need to check … Continue reading

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