Have you ever taken part in a food swap? Would you? For months now, I’ve been fascinated by the whole food swap culture around the world including Brooklyn, NYC, the UK, France and even Amsterdam.
The whole concept of food swap is based on a simple rule: no exchange of money just trading of healthy, mostly organic food that participants made, grew, or found themselves – food is the only currency! It can be anything from a homemade bread, scones, granola, cakes, kombucha or pasta, a stellar fruit preserve that you’ve been making for years, to home-grown herbs or organic veggies you grew in your garden.
What I love about the process is that you can meet tons of amazing people who create stunning flavour combinations, make new friends who love food, try new goodies that you might never have tried otherwise and exchange stories about how your recipes came about. It’s all about passion for local, healthy food and it works pretty simple too. You just walk around all the stations; chat, taste and whenever you fancy something, you try to trade one or a few of your goodies for the product you want. Straight forward, isn’t it? What do you think? Would you or wouldn’t you? xo
P.S: Vegan before 6pm?
P.P.S: From grandma with love and the hungry planet.
(Photos via/by Poketo, Primal Bites, Santa Monica Food Swap and LA Food Swap)