Upcoming Swap Dates and a feature in Metro magazine

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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

MPLS Swappers in Minnesota Monthly

The cover of the August 2011 issue Minnesota Monthly, which features an article about the MPLS Swappers

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!

Minnesota Monthly intern Morgan Mercer interviews a swapper for a multimedia piece for the magazine's webiste

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

May Food Swap announcements & other news

some of the contributions at the March food swap

Swappers, we have a date! The next MPLS Swappers food swap will be the afternoon of Saturday, May 14, 2011. Location and time details are being worked out, and registration will be available once a location has been finalized. After the enthusiastic response to our first swap and the write-up in The Heavy Table, our … Continue reading

The Heavy Table covers the MPLS Swappers

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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

Countdown: 3 days!

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Only three days until our first meeting of the MPLS Swappers!  So far we have 27 people registered, and I couldn’t be more excited. I have been gathering my contributions all week: a pair of honey-sweetened jams, a variety of handmixed spice and herb blends, and possibly a small jar of homemade Master Tonic (a … Continue reading