Much as we love swapping homemade goodies, we also love attending other food-related events around Boston to meet foodies who care about sustainability and real food. Plus, it gives us good fodder for blog posts. Often these events are grassroots efforts like our swap, so it's not always easy to find them. Here are some of the sites we use to uncover awesome events:
Twitter is a great place for uncovering bite-sized tidbits on food and local events. We follow tons of local restaurants and organizations to stay current on Boston's food scene and retweet as many interesting events and links as we can. You can follow us at @BOSswappers.
I've been hooked on Yelp since it launched in Boston around 2005, and their events section includes a wide range of events from bake-offs to book club meetings, so it's a great way to search for indie events.
This events site is organized around groups of people with common interests like beekeeping or homebrewing. In addition to several food-related groups, I'm also a member of the Somerville Women Who Work from Home. Unlike most other sites, you must join groups to view the events.
We use Eventbrite to publicize our monthly swaps and search for other events to attend. Eventbrite makes it super-easy to sort by keyword, geography, or date, then share interesting events on social media.
Gusta is a new site that focuses on supper clubs, pop-up restaurants, and underground food events around the world. They haven't launched in Boston yet, but we're eager to start using it, so please, pretty please sign up and show Gusta how much Boston loves good food!