Once upon a time, I belonged to a wonderful food swapping community. Then, the Department of Health and the Department of Agriculture decided they didn't like what we were up to, so they put up a fuss. As a result, the swap organizers felt it was necessary to stop scheduling swaps for the time being.
At first, it wasn't apparent how long the hiatus would last, so I held out hope and just took a break from swapping. It now seems apparent that the solution is not a quick nor easy one and I've been missing the swaps something fierce. So what could I do? Why, go underground, of course!
While the MPLS Swappers are fighting the good fight, I am going to be bringing my perfectly safe and tasty offerings elsewhere for some unregulated swapping. Have a look at the artisanal deliciousness:
I didn't have a lot of time to prepare for this swap, so I dug into my canned goods and came up with some jars of the red pepper ketchup and some of my recent batch of meyer lemon marmalade to swap. In exchange, I took home:
- a dozen duck eggs
- carrot apple ginger juice
- hibiscus mango ale
- chocolate covered strawberries
- lilac syrup
- grapefruit mangosteen soy candle (not edible, but it smells wonderful!)
- sweet and hot mustard
- morel mushroom butter
Long live the food swaps!