FORT WAYNE, Ind. — It all started when Mary Willems-Akers looked into her basement. She had shelves stocked with jars of jam — jars upon jars of jam.
That’s when the light bulb went off.
“Originally, I wanted to come up with something like a canning collective. But when I started to look at things online, I saw that there was this whole food swap movement,” she told The News-Sentinel. “People want to know where their food comes from.”