Foodie Pen Pals – New foods, new friends

This month I participated in my first ever Foodie Pen Pal exchange, the brain child of The Lean Green Bean. I ran across this last month and it looked like so much fun, and it was!

How it works: Lindsay pairs you up with another foodie. You spend around $15 and send a package to the person you were paired with. You do not send and receive from the same person. It was really exciting to arrive home and have a package on my front step full of food yumminess!!

My package came from Elizabeth at Food Ramblings. Elizabeth is from Virginia and treated me with lots of yummy goodies from her local farmers market. I especially loved the mustard. Yum Yum!! Shortly after receiving the box our family went on a hike. We brought the peanuts and pretzels with us a snack. Everything was delicious, thank you Elizabeth. And thank you Lindsay for your hard work organizing this!!

Do you want to play along too??

Here are the Foodie Penpals details:

-On the 5th of every month, you will receive your penpal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your penpal and get their mailing address and any other information you might need like allergies or dietary restrictions.
-You will have until the 15th of the month to put your box of goodies in the mail. On the last day of the month, you will post about the goodies you received from your penpal!
-The boxes are to be filled with fun foodie things, local food items or even homemade treats! The spending limit is $15. The box must also include something written. This can be anything from a note explaining what’s in the box, to a fun recipe…use your imagination!
-You are responsible for figuring out the best way to ship your items depending on their size and how fragile they are. (Don’t forget about flat rate boxes!)
-Foodie Penpals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you are to write a short guest post for your penpal to post on their blog about what you received. If two readers are paired together, neither needs to worry about writing a post for that month.
-Foodie Penplas is open to US & Canadian residents. Please note, Canadian Residents will be paired with other Canadians only. We’ve determined things might get too slow and backed up if we’re trying to send foods through customs across the border from US to Canada and vice versa.

Click on the foodie PenPal logo to sign up.

One Response to “Foodie Pen Pals – New foods, new friends”
  1. Glad you liked the goodies 🙂

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