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Meet Kate Payne!

No Comments 20 April 2012

(Photo by Jo Ann Santangelo) Last spring, a couple months after I started the LA Food Swap, I had the pleasure of meeting one of my inspirations. Kate Payne is author of The Hip Girl’s Guide to Homemaking and co-founder of our modern food swap movement in Brooklyn, as well as the swap in Austin, […]

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Introducing the Food Swap Network!

No Comments 21 November 2011

One of the amazing things about the LA Food Swap, and other swaps like ours, is that we’re hyperlocal yet part of a larger, growing community. When I started the swap here in Los Angeles, I was inspired by food sharing groups in Brooklyn, Austin, Portland, and Minneapolis. Since then, other local swaps have popped […]

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Start Your Own Food Swap!

No Comments 13 April 2011

When I started the LA Food Swap, I wondered whether anyone would actually come. To my delight, many of you are coming – bearing an absolutely stunning array of edibles! – and I feel privileged to witness our growing community of cooks, bakers, gardeners, and foragers. There is true meaning and joy in meeting our […]

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Workshop at Artisanal LA

No Comments 06 April 2011

Want to know more about community food swaps – what they are, why they’re important, and how to organize your own? I’m giving a workshop at Artisanal LA on April 17th, where we’ll explore this growing movement at the intersection of good food + good community. I’ll talk about my experience with organizing the LA […]

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