Since June of 2011, Boston area food lovers have been swapping food monthly, exchanging ideas about food via Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest, raising money for great food and wellness related charities through social events, and even creating a Tumblr about eating well! The community has taken interest too. Since the beginning, the Boston Food Swap has been featured in the Boston Globe, Public Radio Kitchen, Edible Boston, Foodies of New England, and numerous newsletters and blogs.
To celebrate this whirlwind year of delicious foods, community building, and newly learned cooking techniques, we are throwing a party and you are invited! We are going to hang up our (adorable) aprons for a night and enjoy some great local, sustainable, and delicious foods while chatting with expert Swap-Stars about perfecting our cooking skills.
Meet our Swap Stars!
Senior Lifestyle Editor for Yankee Magazine
Author of the Apple Lover's Cookbook
Founder & CEO
Author of Ancient Grains for Modern Meals
Author of The Poor Girl's Gourmet
CEO of MyReci.com
We will snack, sip, and rub elbows with foodies. So far, food for the event will include:
- Cider provided by Magner's Hard Cider
- Signature cocktail by GrandTen Distilling
- Water by Hint Fizz
- Heavy appetizers sponsored by Eventbrite
- Birthday CUPCAKES!
Every attendee will recieve a swap-tastic goody bag including:
We'll also raise some money to keep the swap running through its second year. Get ready for an exciting food-related silent auction! Our auction items so far include:
- Signed copies of the Apple Lover's Cookbook by Amy Traverso, La Tartine Gourmande by Beatrice Peltre, Poor Girl Gourmet by Amy McCoy, Shucked by Erin B Murray, and Ancient Grains for Modern Meals by Maria Speck
- A ONCE share from Cuisine en Locale
- A gift box from Eat Boutique
- A $100 gift certificate for a food/wine class at the Boston Center for Adult Education
- A voucher for 2 Boston Organics deliveries worth $58
- Spirits from GrandTen Distilling
- A Date Night seat for 2 from Create A Cook
Dinner sponsored by:
We'll constantly update as new sponsors, food providers, silent auction items, and skill-sharing food experts are added. If you have ideas for any of these resources, e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the mean time, RSVP, donate, and get ready for a fantastic evening of foodies and fun!
Check out our website at http://www.bostonfoodswap.com
Follow us on Twitter at @bosswappers
Like our Facebook page
Check out Pinterest Board of swappable items
*We hope to keep food swapping free to the public for as long as food swapping subsists in Boston. To do that, we need as much financial help as possible. Please considering donating as much as you can to help us keep the Boston Food Swap running! You can submit your donation here:
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Boston Food Swap
The goal of our monthly swaps is to create outlet for sharing surplus goods and offer an alternative to store-bought items, helping swappers eat locally, sustainably, and affordably. We’re active in the swapping and local food communities, and we’re working to grow the swap through blogging, social media, and partnerships with like-minded organizations.