So my second month of the Foodie Pen Pal. I enjoyed it much more this time since I had a better idea of what to do and what to expect.
I sent my package to Mike at Made By Mike. He was a lot of fun to buy for.
I received a lovely package from California from Patti. Patti doesn't have a blog but she is thinking of starting one. I say go for it. It is a great way to express yourself.
In my email from her she wanted to know if I would like local products and of course I said YES. Who would pass up on that I wonder. She sent me a lovely selection from Stewart and Jasper Orchards.
First there were two different kinds of dried nectarines. I had no idea that there was more than one kind. I've been enjoying these as a snack at work to keep me away from chocolate. Yum.
She also sent two different kinds of flavored almonds. I love these things but never buy them. Maybe because I know I'll eat them all at once and I'm saving myself from that.
So do you want to know about the Foodie Pen Pal Program?
-On the 5th of the 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 can choose 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 Penpals is open to US, Canadian residents & UK 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. So, I’m going to keep two separate lists and match US w/ US and Canada w/ Canada!