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Food Swap Network Goes Nationwide

Have extra homemade goods to share? Swap them with others who share your passion!

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LA's food swap was met with such enthusiasm that more were planned, with one coming in December.

Jam enthusiast? Bread baker? It’s likely you have a surplus on your hands. Swap it!

DIY food producers are sharing and trading with one another through food swaps — meetings where bakers, cooks, beekeepers and others interested in local and home producing share goods.

The first Los Angeles food swap took place in March this year and was met with enthusiasm. Using social media to connect, home producers were able to trade their surplus and experience other’s creations.

The idea has taken off nationwide — the Food Swap Network launched officially Monday.

Have you participated in a food swap? Want to bring one to your city? Share your thoughts below!

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Liz Leslie

Liz Leslie is a journalist based in Bloomington, Indiana. When she's not writing about food, she's likely eating food. Or dreaming about food.

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  • http://www.geodesic-greenhouse-kits.com Stacey

    This is a great idea! I’ll be sure to share with our followers as many people we know have gardens full of food. Sometimes they aren’t able to get to it all or they get tired of beans. This would be a great solution.

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