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

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

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

Food Swaps and Food Safety

Food safety is one of the topics that is coming up frequently in the larger swap conversation across the country. Swap hosts across the country have talked about it amongst ourselves, articles are being written about it, and suspicious readers have commented on food swap-centric articles online. How trusting can we be of how participants … Continue reading