You had me at focaccia.

And beer mustard.

And local eggs.

And every other yummy thing in sight at the delicious spectacle that was the October Indy Food Swap.

I’m running out of superlatives to describe the food. If you were there, you know. If you weren’t, well… that’s unfortunate. You need to make it a priority to get in on this action.

I must start with a big, sincere thank you to Indianapolis City Market, our new swap home. It was our first official event in this downtown gem, and let me tell you, it was love at first swap. The space was perfect, in every way.

And, of course, a giant bear hug and sloppy swap kiss to everybody who brought homemade goodies for an afternoon with fellow culinary adventurers. It really is hard to articulate how grateful I am for this community. The food continues to amaze, the friendships continue to form and grow, and the enthusiasm for each other and our city is infectious. It’s a great time to be a food enthusiast in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Did you miss the big event? Click here to see more pictures of the people and food that make our swaps so much fun.

And mark your calendars now for the next Indy Food Swap: Saturday, December 8th, from 2:30-4:00pm at City Market. As always, tickets are free, but advance registration is required. Space is limited and our swaps usually sell out, so register early if you plan on attending. Registration opens here on Tuesday, November 20th.

Until then, let’s keep chatting on Facebook and Twitter. Have a question about swapping? Dying to get your hands on the recipe for one of the swap goodies you took home? Give me a shout. I’ll do everything I can to get you an answer.

In the meantime, I’ve got one homemade thin mint left over from my Saturday haul. I’m going to savor every last bite of it, and cross my fingers that first-time swapper Lydia will make them again someday soon!

See you in December!

Suzanne Krowiak

Founder, Indy Food Swappers