In my copious free time (you know all we freelance food writers do it sit around eating bon-bons, right?) I am the host of a Baby Food Swap at my local food and arts community center, 18Reasons.
For those giving up the boob, the concept is cinchy: You make peas, I make sweet potatoes, (s)he makes oven roasted zucchini, homemade organic ricotta, and millet, and we package it up and swap it once a month – usually the second Friday, 11am). This way every caregiver spends way less time with their food processor, and every baby eats a wider variety of great food. Smart, eh? My nanny's genius idea…
Don't miss the next one, or we'll really give you something to cry about.
Oh, and trend alert: Food swaps of all kinds. It's not just for cookies anymore.