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Unless otherwise noted, all recipes on this blog are free of gluten, peanuts, soy, corn, tomatoes, potatoes, shellfish, cane sugar, oranges, and yeast. Most recipes are also free of egg, dairy, and tree nuts (if used, reliable substitutions will be provided for these when possible). Check out my recipe index for a full list of recipes by category. 

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Tuesday
Mar082011

MPLS Swappers: Food Swap Love comes to Minneapolis on March 19!

Homemade Jam is the perfect contribution to a Food Swap.

Canning jars and homemade curry powder in hand, I am following the lead of Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking author Kate Payne and Brooklyn Homesteader Meg Paska. These ladies started the BK Swappers, and contributed to a modern trend of food swaps around the country! Food swaps are a place to trade your homemade, homegrown, and foraged food items with other like-minded folks, and are a great way to share knowledge, build community, and turn home food production into a habit. Truly inspired, I am starting a chapter here in Minneapolis: say hello to the MPLS Swappers.  I am so excited, and can hardly wait for our first swap on March 19. 

The Dish

If you live in the Twin Cities area, and would like to join me and other enthusiastic foodies for the first meeting of the MPLS Swappers, all you need to do is register and bring something to swap. Canned goods, a batch of homemade mustard, kombucha SCOBYs, sourdough starters, homemade sauerkraut or kimchee, spice mixes, home-cured meat - the options are endless, and anyone is welcome. I'm excited to meet you!

MPLS Swappers March 2011 Food Swap

Saturday March 19, 2011, 2-4 pm

3401 Chicago Ave S, Minneapolis, MN (located upstairs)

In order to have the most productive swap possible (and so my brain doesn't explode the first time I'm organizing this), participation is limited to 30 people. Registration is required, and the cost is free.

Register for MPLS Swappers March Food Swap in Minneapolis, MN  on Eventbrite

Check out all the details on the MPLS Swappers blog: http://mplsswappers.wordpress.com 


Want to know more about Food Swapping?

Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking Food Swaps Guide

Food Swaps around the country:

(list courtesy of Hip Girl's Guide to Homemaking Food Swaps Guide)

BK Swappers: Brooklyn NY

  • Brokelyn featured the August 1, 2010 swap here.

ATXswappers: Austin TX

MPLS swappers: Minneapolis MN

PDX Swappers: Portland OR

  • Video from Cooking Up A Story
  • Huffington Post article, January 20, 2011

BAHSwappers: Houston and Bay Area TX

LAX Swappers: Los Angeles CA

East Bay CA Food Swaps: East Bay CA

  • Check out the blog they’ve started

Derby City Food Swap: Louisville KY

 

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