Tuesday, November 12, 2013

I'll Trade a Box of Apples for...

In just two years 125 food swap groups have joined the Food Swap Network since its founding in 2011.

"A food swap is a recurring event where members of a community share homemade, homegrown, or foraged foods with each other. Swaps allow direct trades to take place between attendees, e.g., a loaf of bread for a jar of pickles or a half-dozen backyard eggs. Swap events also include a potluck as an immediate food-sharing (and sometimes item-sampling) component. These events are a delicious way to diversify the homemade foods in your own pantry while getting to know members of your local food community," explains the website.

The organization was founded by a group of persons interested in home arts, food preservation, sustainable options, gardening and farming.

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