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”They’re swappin’ in Brooklyn – jams and quick breads are crossing palms. They’re doing deals in San Francisco for put-up plums and handmade mustards. Minneapolis has some busy swappers, trading sauerkraut for cinnamon buns. Food Swaps are the lastest   homemade, back-to-the-kitchen food trend going – and Marie Castro of Wilton Manors wants to start one in South Florida.”

 

”If you’ve been enviously eyeing the BK Food Swappers or the PDX Food Swappers events on Facebook, your time has come! Marie Castro of Broward is organizing the first ever South Florida Food Swap.  This is the chance for you to share your homemade jams, baked goods, pickles, sauces, salsas, sodas, and soups with others in exchange for their goodies.”

 

“Do you have jars and jars of your delicious homemade pesto or your famous mango salsa? On June 1 you can trade your homemade edible goods for those of other talented home cooks at the first South Florida Food Swap.”

 

The first South Florida Food Swap was held late last month at a Fort Lauderdale spa, and though a few of the 15 originally signed up had last minute obligations, the remaining swappers all agreed it was a worthwhile event. Everyone went home with bags of foods and promptly signed on to get more information on future swaps.

 

 

The first South Florida Food Swap was held late last month at a Fort Lauderdale spa, and though a few of the 15 originally signed up had last minute obligations, the remaining swappers all agreed it was a worthwhile event. Everyone went home with bags of foods and promptly signed on to get more information on future swaps.

  Jan Norris (4) – Sun Sentinel

Marie Castro’s new blog — South Florida Food Swap — says it all.  “Your kimchi for my empanadas?”   Last month, the Fort Lauderdale bookkeeper and mother of two brought together 10 home cooks and gardeners — most of us strangers — for what was likely South Florida’s first organized food swap.  What we had in common was a yearning for the homemade foods we were about to trade and the old-fashioned sense of community that comes from sharing what we’re most proud to have prepared.

In May we wrote about South Florida’s first food swap – an event where people bring homemade foods and trade them for others. Organizer Marie Castro had heard about swaps in other parts of the country and decided to have one in Broward and then Palm Beach. This month she’s bringing it to Miami.

 

“My aji for your kimchi.” That’s become the tagline of the new South Florida Food Swap events.  Miami’s first swap is on July 25th.  It’s organized by the same Marie Castro who put together the events in Wilton Manors and Palm Beach.

 

NBC 6 ran an awesome piece on SFL Food Swap!!!

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