Interest is still gaining ground - I'm getting inquiries from all over as well as followers on the Facebook Page. In addition, the swap was "covered" by the press! Matt Skouflas, of the Collingswood Patch, stopped by at the start of the night and video interviewed me, Cyndi, and some of the other attendees for a video story on the Patch's website. My friend, Dave, joked with me, asking if I was shooting for some coverage by The New York Times! Well, Dave, I'll work my way up to that level, one news story at at time, sir!
About 14 people attended the swap, from all over the area - many coming from the immediate neighborhood, past swapper friends and neighbors, Susannah and Dave (who brought an ethereal flaky goat cheese, thyme and berry hand pie).
Jodi and her daughter, Eva (awesome signage by Eva and their Family Famous Carlson's Spiced Nut blend); Jamielynn (who's Kale Pesto is a must try recipe. Gives me a new reason to want to eat kale!)
From the Philadelphia area, fellow blogger and food swapper, Casey, who writes at SaltedPlates.com, came over to our side of the river. We met briefly at the Philly Food Swap in April, and we've been fans of each other's blogs and Facebook and Twitter postings ever since. Casey brought a delicious and easy to make Vegan Mustard. Her mustard and her writing continue to inspire me!
Another successful event, with plans to host our next swap in Early August. Check out our Facebook Page - Collingswood Food Swappers, for the date and location! For the next swap, I'm thinking of doing more of a party theme, and making it a beer swap - not necessarily home-brews, rather, one's favorite brews to taste and share.