The wilder, greener sister of the crafting revolution, food swapping is in bloom. Originating in Brooklyn, NY, food swaps enable sustainable foodies, from York to Manchester and Cumbria to the Cotswolds, to create flash communities, meeting, socialising and exchanging the edible treasures they have grown, produced and made.

imageIn art galleries and at book festivals, in city cafés and rural communities, gardeners with gluts are sharing their unbuyables; bumper bags of blackcurrant leaves, flowering courgettes, home-smoked paprika and elderflower turkish delight. Cool allotmenteers and first time jam-makers, young professionals and families are creating pop-up communities, diversifying their larders and struggling home laden with simple to grow, impossible to buy, edible treats and delicacies. This is absolute in locally grown and locally sourced.

Find, swap and scurry home with edibles, foraged goods and flowers with Apples for Eggs



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