Minneapolis, are you ready to swap?

With the blessing of swapping extraordinaire Kate Payne – one of the founding members of both the BK Swappers (Brooklyn, NY) and the ATX Swappers (Austin, TX) and author of the soon-to-be-released Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking and the corresponding blog – I am pleased to announce the birth of MPLS Swappers!

What are the MPLS Swappers?

Founded as a sister chapter to the BK Swappers (Brooklyn, NY) and ATX Swappers (Austin, TX), MPLS Swappers is a Minneapolis, MN-based larder swap and social gathering. We get together to trade food we made/foraged/grew ourselves, and we have a darn good time doing it.

Our Mission

Share in amazing homemade food, help build community and empower others to turn their home food production from a hobby to a habit.

What We Swap

Whatever you make/forage/grow/brew/etc: home-canned vegetables and fruits, pickles, jams, chutneys, jellies, vinegars, kombucha, sauerkraut and other ferments, cheeses, breads, cakes, starters, honey, granola, homegrown herbs and vegetables, foraged foods, handmade sausages, backyard eggs, soups, spreads, whatever else you make!

Who Can Participate?

We welcome everybody, as long as you bring something you made/grew/foraged yourself!


When Do We Meet?

We will have our first meeting in early 2011, stay tuned for time/date/location details!

I will be developing an email address and a mailing list to keep everyone informed. In the meantime, check out the Facebook page and keep informed of all the latest updates!

Who Am I?

My name is Kim Christensen. I write the gluten-free, allergy-friendly recipe blog Affairs of Living, am a Lyme Disease activist and an advocate for real foods, and sell handmade goods on my Etsy site My Little Ideas.

I love food, I love sharing food, I love talking about food, and I love spending time with other people that love food. Whether I’m doing demos at a local farmers market, writing recipe collections, sharing tips on my blog, or making dinner with friends, I love to share knowledge with people about how to incorporate real foods in our diets everyday. I believe in eating locally, seasonally, and sustainably whenever possible, and aim to empower people to learn ways to make eating well enjoyable!


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