Upcoming Swap Dates and a feature in Metro magazine

Hello Swappers! Mandy, A-K and I have been a bit absent on the blog these days – our lives have been incredibly busy! We didn’t post a re-cap for our August swap, and still haven’t posted a re-cap from September, oh dear. What can we say, sometimes unexpected things in life require significant attention and … Continue reading

July Food Swap Recap

On Saturday, July 9 the MPLS Swappers gathered for our fourth food swap. Due to unexpected space complications, we decided a mere 1 1/2 hours before swappers started to arrive that we would move the swap down the street to the lovely Powderhorn Park. We posted a sign on the door of our previous venue, … Continue reading

MPLS Swappers in Minnesota Monthly

Finally, I can let the cat out of the bag! The August issue of Minnesota Monthly  features a two-page article about the MPLS Swappers entitled “Ready, Set, Swap”! Writer Gregory Scott interviewed me back in early June, and we made a peach-rhubarb-strawberry jam together while discussing my motivations for founding the organization earlier this year … Continue reading

“Inside the Minneapolis Food Swap”: a video from Minnesota Monthly!

As mentioned in this post, swapper and Minnesota Monthly intern Morgan Mercer made a short video at the July food swap. Well, it’s finally online and it is fantastic!  I’ve watched it three times in a row and love it. Thanks to the wonder of YouTube, we’re able to share it right here on the … Continue reading

June Food Swap recap

On Sunday, June 12, the MPLS Swappers had our third food swap gathering. This swap totally blew our socks off. We were so impressed at the wide variety of items, the creativity with ingredients and flavors, and the beautiful presentation. And, of course, it was a pleasure to hang out with like-minded foodies and geek out … Continue reading

The Heavy Table covers the MPLS Swappers

Local website The Heavy Table just published a fantastic article about the MPLS Swappers, entitled The Inaugural Minneapolis Food Swap. Writer – and Swapper – Jason Walker included many quotes from participants, as well as shared his experience and learnings. Photographer Scott Theisen did a beautiful job of documenting the event, and the article is full of … Continue reading

MPLS Swappers March Swap Recap

On Saturday we had the first meeting of the MPLS Swappers. It was a warm and sunny day, perfect for opening the windows, meeting new friends, and trying new foods. Thirty of us gathered that sunny afternoon, our arms loaded with jars, bags, containers, and baskets. After dropping potluck contributions off at the snack table, … Continue reading