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

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

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