By Emily McLaughlin
This month I got a lovely package shipped up from Washington, D.C. Inside was a jar of chunky peach fruit spread, some amazing bread, homemade raspberry balsamic vinaigrette and a chocolate bar with an image of the State House on the front.
I have put the fruit spread on toast, in oats and on that bread (while it lasted). They aren’t lying when they say CHUNKY fruit spread since there are huge pieces of peaches in it… oh my, oh my. The bread was indescribably good. I say “indescribably” because I don’t actually know what was in it, nor does my pen pal. These goodies came from Spring Mill Bread Co., but I couldn’t find the bread I ate on the menu. It was whole wheat with raisins, what seemed to be carrots, something green and stringy (zucchini?) … I don’t know. There was a lot going on in that loaf of bread.
If you are interested in joining in the Foodie Pen Pal fun, click on the image below! I highly recommend it.
Here’s a detailed explanation of the program, as explained by The Lean Green Bean:
- On the 5th of the month, you will receive your pen pal pairing via email. It will be your responsibility to contact your pen pal 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 pen pal!
- 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 Pen Pals is open to blog readers as well as bloggers. If you’re a reader and you get paired with a blogger, you can choose to write a short guest post for your pen pal 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.