Malmö Food Swap – A Flying Start

Malmö Food Swap’s first event was held yesterday. For those of you who doesn’t know, Malmö Food Swap is a network ( initiated by…hrm…me ) that arrange food swapping events where people meet up and exchange homemade, homegrown or foraged food with eachother. Yesterday was our first get together open for anyone to join in. It was a lovely blend of incredible food creations and friendly people. A few minutes after opening the doors we even had a visit from a daily newspaper. You can read what they wrote here.

The event was held at the Salvation Army in Malmö. They were very nice to let us use their café for our purpose. We were of course happy since it is right in the city centre of Malmö and their café turned out to be the perfect place for a swapping event.

Among the participants we had a couple of food bloggers. First out is Paula with the blog Mitt Lilla Gröna. Paula also happen to be a host for Malmö Food Swap. Mitt Lilla Gröna contains lots of tasty vegetarian everyday recipes and a few DIY creations. Then we have Lovisa who run the web page and blog Oh Sweetness. She writes about organic cake and pastry design ( lots of eye candy promised ).

Yesterday was so much fun and I can’t wait until the next food swap event the 20th of December. If you are interested in participating check out our Facebook page where you will find more information, in a couple of days, about the upcoming event. But one thing I can share right now is that next event will have a Christmas theme so make sure to load up with all you Christmas goodies!

Have a look at the pictures below to get an idea of what a food swap is like.

 Everyone placed their products on the tables together with a swap sheet. A swap sheet is a paper that you place in front of your items that includes your name and the name of your product. Other participants are welcome to write their names on it if they are interested in the product. That way you know who wants to make a trade with you.
 When you arrive you go to the check in table and register and collect swapping sheets.
There were some very nice beverages made of different berries from the Swedish nature.
 A swapper looking at all the possible trades.
 Many of the products came with samples. That way you know what you are getting.
 My rosehip marmalade…
 …and my other product, granola bars.
 The photographer from the newspaper taking pictures of the food.
 More goodies!
 There where bread and cakes.
 I gave I brief introduction of the procedure.
 Lovely preserves.
 Cakes from Oh Sweetness.
 We are mingling, tasting, and looking at each others items. If you fancy something you put your name on the swap sheet.
 The best thing is all the inspiration you get!
These were my trades for the day!

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