November Food Swap Recap

Bidding is on!

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

October food swap recap

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

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

September Food Swap Registration is Open!

September food swap at Open Arms | Photo by Trinity

On the heels of last month’s rollicking swap at Open Arms of Minnesota, we are pleased to announce registration for the September is open!  Date/Time: Saturday, September 10, 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! We still … Continue reading

July Food Swap Recap

201107 lemon confit

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

June Food Swap recap

Sprouted Spelt Lavender Shortbreads and Sprouted Flax Crackers

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

Recap from the May MPLS Swappers Food Swap

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The second gathering of the MPLS Swappers on Saturday, May 14 was a smashing success. With nearly 40 people in attendance, our tables overflowed with a wide variety of homemade food and drink. We saw the most amazing assortment of food, from infused oils to homebrew ginger ale to gluten-free vegan bread and everything in … Continue reading

The Heavy Table covers the MPLS Swappers

lavender-infused honey

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

Blood Orange Marmalade and Guinness Mustard

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