Saturday, July 2, 2011
Scratch your swapping itch between events
With two long weeks between food swap events, you are probably wondering what to do with the mint that is invading your back yard and the pickles you made with this week's farm share haul.
At the first Boston Food Swap, we met Jake and Jody who made quite possibly the most incredible pesto I've ever tasted, awesome fiery hot pickles, and a home made and smoked mozzarella cheese. When they are not gracing BFS events, they have been busy launching a forum for home foodies to trade their wares on an ongoing basis. http://www.mafoodtrader.org/ is like Craiglist for home grown, foraged, or made foods.
I registered to participate in the beta test of the MA Food Trader forum and I regretted not signing up sooner! Not only can you find great foodstuffs, but you can also find handy supplies like seeds and compost. Having paid for potting soil and compost to plant my herb garden, I would have loved to trade some for last year's canned apple butter instead!
You can avoid my mistake by signing up today and keeping your swapping skills sharp for our next event!