Ellington Farmers' Market to Celebrate National Soup Swap Day

Ladies and Gentlemen, get those stock pots simmering – it’s time for the 8th Annual National Soup Swap!  Oh...the power of soup - warm, tasty liquids on a freezing cold day.

In celebration of the Eighth Annual National Soup Swap Day, Ellington Farmers' Market will host a Soup Swap on Friday Jan 24th from 4-6 PM at the Winter Market.

A bit of history:  Eight years ago, Seattle resident Knox Gardner was tired of eating the soup he’d made a few days earlier (there really isn’t a great way to make a small pot of soup) and decided he would share it. He invited a group of friends to each bring some of their favorite soups and they’d swap. Thanks to the internet, the event has caught on and cooks will be swapping from coast-to-coast this year.

All you have to do is cook up a pot of your favorite soup and bring a quart - either fresh or frozen - to the market.  Please put the name of your soup and a list of ingredients on the container.  Quart deli containers or mason jars work well.  Check out the other soups and swap it for one that strikes your fancy or you think will warm the depths of your winter soul!

This is such a great idea – it creates community by bringing people together through food, and could be the start of swappers continuing to gather beyond Soup Swap Day.

Help spread the word about this fun event.   Phone your friends and neighbors, send a few emails or tweets and join our swap!

Believe in...
               The masterpieces that everyday people can create;
               warm, tasty liquids on a freezing cold day…
               the power of soup.

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