October Food Swap Registration is OPEN!

WE ARE PLEASED TO ANNOUNCE REGISTRATION FOR THE OCTOBER FOOD SWAP IS OPEN! Date/Time: Sunday, October 9, 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! Our swaps have been filling up very quickly, so we recommend registering as … Continue reading

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

September Food Swap Registration is Open!

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

Maple-Sweetened Blueberry Rhubarb Jam

I haven’t brought this jam to a food swap, but I’ve been using this jam for swaps on the side all month long. First, I bought a gorgeous garden hose from a co-worker with a jar of this jam and a small jar of strawberry chocolate mint jam. Then I bought an old but totally functional … Continue reading

August 14 Food Swap Registration is Open

Registration is now open for the August 14 food swap! Registration is limited to 40 participants, a waitlist will be available, and there is  no cost to participate.  MPLS Swappers August Food Swap Sunday, August 14, 2011 2-4 pm Open Arms of Minnesota 2500 Bloomington Ave South, Minneapolis For more information and to register through … 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

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

July Food Swap registration is open!

Registration for the July 2011 Food Swap is open! The next gathering of the MPLS Swappers will be Saturday July 9, 2011 from 2-4 pm at 3401 Chicago Ave, Minneapolis. Capacity is limited to 40 people, and there will be a waitlist. Click the button for more information and to register through Eventbrite! Register fast, these swaps are … Continue reading