Early Spring Events

Would love to see you this month at these great events!

March 11 Goldilocks Goodies is honored to cater small plates and treats for the Blair Apartments Resident Appreciation Day.  The Blairs’ commitment to green living from recycling, energy use to commuter options in downtown Silver Spring is a great fit with my farm-fresh ingredients, hybrid delivery car, kitchen composting and eco-friendly packaging.  Find out more about them on their site.

Stay tuned for another Sunday morning this month where I’ll be back at the Takoma Park Farmers Market with La Mano Coffee Bar!  Serving up hot Ceremony Coffee and gluten-free coffee cake and quiches.

cloud terre 2014 spring cupsTuesday, March 18 I’ll be hosting the Spring 2014 collection from Cloud Terre, a line of locally-made ceramics from artist Amber Kendrick.   Check out her beautiful designs, get a special discount during the private viewing and take home a coffee cup and cookie bag from the two of us! Limited tickets available here.

An exclusively gluten-free brunch Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks Goodieson Sunday, March 23 with buttermilk waffles, homemade whipped cream and strawberry preserves, a farm-fresh quiche, coffee cake and mimosas.  Very limited seating available and pre-paid RSVP required by Friday, March 21.

 

the hour short
Come join the fun at DC’s first exclusively gluten-free happy hour series co-hosted with Kate Bakes.  The Wednesday, March 26 event is being held by DC’s Glutie Foodie at Hemphill Fine Arts from 6-8 p.m.  Pre-paid tickets required for a night of sweets, savories, cider, beverages, live music and a private art viewing.  Be Happy again at the Hour.   

GG Goodie Box
New products this month: A Goldilocks Goodies “Best Of” sampler box now available through Friends and Farms.  Check out their market place and see if you’re in their delivery area around Columbia, MD.

An Exciting New Year!

Happy 2014!  It’s going to be a great year, with continued expansion around the city of finding fresh, gluten-free goodies, meeting me for samples, and hosting one-of-a-kind events.

Here’s what’s happening in January:

Have you stopped by La Mano Coffee Bar in Takoma Park?  The only place to get my gluten-free & vegan everything bagels! Plus a rotating selection of quiches, brownies and cookies.  I’ll be there sampling treats on Sunday, January 19th.

Goldilocks Goodies is one of the sponsors for this year’s Polar Bear Plunge at National Harbor, hosted by Chesapeake Climate Action Network, on Saturday, January 25.  Brave enough to dip your toes and raise money for a great cause? Donations and teams can be made online.  I’ll be there in the morning pre-plunge with quiches and cookies.

Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks GoodiesStarting January 26, I’ll be hosting Sunday Brunch at my house with buttermilk waffles, savory quiche, and toast or bagels.  All gluten-free, fresh-baked and delicious.  Very limited space and held only once a month.  Sign up here!

My fresh-baked sandwich bread and cinnamon raisin bread is carried by the Little Red Fox in Cleveland Park.  Soft, chewy, perfectly grilled and toasted, and stores well in the freezer.    sandwich bread

We are eagerly awaiting DC’s first creamery, Sona, to open this month in Eastern Market.  They will be selling Goldilocks Goodies treats and bread for gluten-free grilled cheese sandwiches!  Stay tuned for exact launch date when they have their full menu up and running.

You can continue to find my treats at these wonderful local shops:
East King Culinary (Lancaster, PA)
Friends & Farms (Columbia, MD)
La Mano Coffee Bar (Takoma, DC)
Lemon Street Market (Lancaster, PA)
Little Red Fox (Cleveland Park, DC)
MD Food Collective (College Park, MD)
Pleasant Pops (Adams Morgan, DC)
Relay  Foods (Locations throughout VA, MD, DC)
Salud, the Healthy Pantry (Great Falls, VA)

Coming in February: A gluten-free happy hour event in DC, Sunday Brunch with buttermilk waffles, and availability through Washington Green Grocer.  (I told you lots of good things were happening this year!)

December Happenings

Hold on tight, folks!  It’s a pretty quick clip from here to the year’s end!  Mark your calendars for some gluten-free gift-giving goodies or treats for yourself!

cranberry quickbread mix

Saturday, Dec 7 I’ll be back at the DC Meet Market with cookies and mixes for my cranberry pecan quickbreads alongside beautiful handmade ceramics from CloudTerre.

Sunday, Dec 8 I’ll be at the Take Back Your Health Expo in McLean, VA with workshops, food tastings and tbyhealthhandcrafted gifts specifically for those who want to free themselves from the limitations of chronic disease.  Attendance and parking are free.

Check out details, vendors, and the day’s line-up at http://www.takebackyourhealthconference.com.

mothers day cookie jarFriday, December 13 I’ll be at the #HolidayReady market in Rosslyn, VA (1500 Wilson Blvd) 2 blocks from the Rosslyn Metro and with free parking.  It’s from 10 a.m. -10 p.m. and is like no other holiday market this season!  Check out full details here. 

I’ll be teaching a gluten-free holiday cookie class at Living Social event space in downtown DC on Saturday, Dec 14 and Saturday, Dec 21.  Class is only $39 and you’ll learn 3 classic cookie recipes, learn tips for baking and have a great time with other gluten-free eaters!  Sign up for a class here.  

I’ll be at Whole Foods Silver Spring  on Monday, Dec 16 doing a demo of simple, versatile, crowd-pleasing holiday dishes and sharing recipes, tips on gluten-free entertaining, top 10 items with hidden gluten to avoid.  Class is free, but space limited and RSVP required at the store.  whoopiepies

Stay tuned for other Goldilocks Goodies’ debut at neighborhood shops and sites. As always, there are wonderfully supportive retailers that carry my treats – all handcrafted with care and delivered fresh:

In Lancaster County, PA: Lemon Street Market, East King Culinary

In Maryland: Friends & Farms, MD Food Collective, Kefa Cafe, Relay Foods

In DC: Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Market and Cafe, La Mano Coffee Bar

In VA: Salud, the Healthy Pantry, Relay Foods

November Happenings!

Time to start thinking about family get-togethers, holiday traditions, plans for the new year, and all that fun stuff!

This usually also means lots of food: shared meals, lovingly-made by family, friends, and colleagues.  To make things a little easier, but to keep them just as homemade and delicious, you can pre-order a large gluten-free pie fresh-baked with local ingredients from these fine locally-owned shops:

In PA: Lemon Street Market goldilocks goodies glutenfree pie(sampling TBD)

In MD: through Friends & Farms (sampling date TBD)

In DC: at Pleasant Pops Farmhouse Cafe (sampling on Sunday, November 17)  Simply order on-line!

In VA:
Salud, the Healthy Pantry (sampling on Friday, November 22 in Great Falls, VA)

Nourish Market (Falls Church) deadline is Friday, November 22.  Pick-up on Wednesday, November 27.

Please visit the store to place your order and confirm deadlines/pick-up times.

Available flavors:  Apple Pie, Pumpkin Pie, or Shoofly Pie.

All pies are made with certified gluten-free flours, butter, free-range chicken eggs, local Amish-orchard apples, and unsulfured blackstrap molasses from Lancaster County. They are 10″ pies (6-8 slices) and keep about 10 days if refrigerated.  Can also be frozen up to 4 weeks.

You’ll also be able to get gluten-free goodies at lots of area cafes, co-ops, natural food stores and markets listed on the Where to Buy page.
If you want to make your own gluten-free cookies, join me at the Living Social space in downtown DC for a class, recipes, and lots of cookies to take home.  Choose from 9 dates in November and December.
Mark your calendars for the DC Meet Market on Saturday, December 7th and stay tuned for other holiday market announcements!

I can’t believe it’s October already!

pumpkin and gourds in lancaster countyhappy new year!

The change of seasons to autumn always feels like a much more authentic new year to me.  Seems I do my best “spring cleaning,” feel rejuvenated, and set goals in October.  October was when I registered my company and bought my first car.  [And as fate would have it, I have to get a new car this month to replace my beloved Penny who was badly damaged in a hit-and-run.]

It wasn’t too long ago that for our agricultural-based calendar, summers were vacation from school – not so the family could pack up and head to the shore – but because all hands were needed in the field.  It was the busiest time of year, doing exhausting physical labor and sleeping soundly through the shortened nights.  tobacco in field Lancaster CountyAnd now, with the harvest moon a few weeks ago and daylight getting shorter, the fields in Lancaster County look like they’ve all got new haircuts, barns are bursting with dried tobacco leaves, and feed trucks are making the rounds to store up a winter supply.

It’s time to look back at what’s been reaped this year and look ahead.  I’m about to finish another great market season around Maryland and DC, and you’ll now see over a dozen places between VA and PA that you can buy Goldilocks Goodies.  I’ve also offered more resources to my fans through my Pinterest page of recipes, conversions, and health tips.  This winter I’m excited to be offering a baking class through Living Social and some super-exclusive brunches at my home in DC.  Stay tuned for those details and in the meantime, come see me at these places during October:

This Saturday, October 5 I’ll be debuting at the DC Meet Market with my PB cookies, pumpkin whoopie pies, and spice pumpkin bread alongside beautiful handmade ceramics from Cloud Terre designs.

Farmers Market at University of Maryland every Wednesday from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in front of Cole Field House.  Or the Maryland Food Collective in the basement of the Stamp.

Pleasant Pops in NW DC is debuting a new brunch menu including my gluten-free quiche by the slice

Last Call! Petworth Community Market closes this month!  I’ll be there 2 more Fridays from 4-7 p.m.: Friday, October 11 and Friday, October 25th. 

My goodies are now up on Relay Foods for every customer between Baltimore to Richmond.  Delivery to your door or pick-up from a convenient location.  On offer: PB chocolate chip cookies, double chocolate pecan cookies and chocolate whoopie pies.

Second Sunday at Ellicott City will be October 13 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. by the Historic City’s visitor center.  I’ll have pumpkin pie, apple pie, pumpkin whoopie pies, and my famous cookies.  Come try some goodies and check out the wonderful produce and products from Friends & Farms on offer (and sign up for a trial basket).

A reminder that East King Culinary is officially open for lunch!  Offering seasonal, locally-sourced ingredients for soups, salads and panini in downtown Lancaster, PA.  Grab some Goldilocks Goodies for dessert!

As always, you can find my goodies at TPSS Co-op, Kefa Cafe, Friends & Farms, Lemon Street Market, Salud Healthy Pantry and La Mano Coffee Bar. If you’d like to order a personalized treat or gift, e-mail me (emily@goldilocksgoodies.com) and pick up at UMD or Pleasant Pops with no delivery charge!  Or order on-line and receive in the mail.

Thanks for reading and thank you, as always, for your support of Goldilocks Goodies!

September

La Mano Coffee Bar (across from the Takoma Park metro stop) is now officially open for business!  Here’s your chance to get fresh-baked quiche, PB cookies, and everything bagels (the ONLY place to get them!)  All gluten-free and fresh-baked.

Relay Foods is an online resource for sustainable foods and everyday groceries.. . now including Goldilocks Goodies PB Chocolate Chip Cookies, Double Chocolate Pecan Cookies, and original whoopie pies.

Second Sunday at Ellicott City on Sunday, September 8 from 10-3 in historic Ellicott City.  I’ll have fresh-baked apple pies and a peach and blackberry crumb, all gluten-free and made with local eggs, dairy and fruit.

Petworth Community Market on Friday, September 6 and September 20 from 4-8 p.m. on 9th St NW between Taylor and Upshur Sts.  An assortment of muffins, pies, veggie-fetti bread and cookies.

Farmers Market at University of Maryland will be welcoming back all students in September every Wednesday between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. in front of Cole Field House.

Pleasant Pops celebrates their 1-year anniversary on Sunday, September 15th from 3-8 p.m. with a sidewalk fair featuring cake and samples from their local vendors.  Everything they offer is thoughtfully sourced and made, and now is your chance to try something you’ve always wanted to, or help support this community market in Adams Morgan.

Also opening this month in downtown Lancaster is East King Culinary, a small cafe featuring quick and healthy lunches lovingly made from local ingredients.  Goldilocks Goodies is proud to offer both flavors of cookies for customers to enjoy there or on the go.  Stay tuned for a date in September where I’ll be in the shop greeting customers and sampling cookies.

If you can’t make it to see me in person, there are also plenty of places around DC, MD, VA and PA to find my famous cookies! Salud, the Healthy Pantry (Great Falls), Lemon Street Market (downtown Lancaster, PA), Kefa Cafe (Silver Spring, MD), TPSS Co-op Silver Spring (Silver Spring, MD), the MD Food Collective (College Park, MD) or purchase on-line anytime.

Psst: Mark you calendars for Sunday, October 5 for next month’s DC Meet Market at 14th & P St NW.

August Happenings

This month is all about peaches, zucchini, and tomatoes.  I’ll be making peach pies, tomato quiches, and a super zucchini bread with carrots AND bananas.  Come see me!  Image

As always, my treats are fresh-baked, all natural, preservative-free and made with local dairy, eggs, & produce from Lancaster County, PA.

Petworth Market on Friday, August 9 and August 23 from 4-8 p.m. (on 9th street between Taylor & Upshur Streets NW).

The Farmers Market at University of Maryland every Wednesday from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (August 7, 14, 21, 28)

ImageEllicott City Second Sunday Fair on Sunday, August 11 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.  (by the Historic Ellicott City Visitor’s Center in front of the Little French Market).

Friday, August 9 I’ll be doing a demo at the Petworth Farmers Market of an easy, gluten-free & vegan dish, plus sharing tips on going gluten-free, baking conversions, and recipes.

Thursday, August 22 I’ll be debuting my PB Chocolate Chip cookies in Virginia at Salud, The Healthy Pantry in Great Falls.  Come by to celebrate their store anniversary and sample cookies until 1 p.m. that day.

For exact offerings for that market day, please take a peek at my facebook page or follow me on twitter. 

Also, mark your calendars for Saturday, October 5 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the lot on 15th & P St. NW (between Dupont and Logan Circle)for the DC Meet Market. I’ll be there with Amber’s beautiful ceramics from cloudterre to display my seasonal treats – take home the treat or the bowl (or both!)

Red, White & Blueberry!

redwhiteblueberryfinalAn Afternoon of Sweets, Sips & Shopping at Salt & Sundry on a Sunday afternoon!

Get your ticket now for an enjoyable afternoon party at Union Market with hand-crafted, seasonal pies from yours truly and Whisked!  Plus a goodie bag of giveaways and recipes and an exclusive 15% discount on all the finely-curated home good selection at Salt & Sundry.  And of course, all-American cocktails.  Click here for info and tickets!

Behind the Design (Part 3)

The third part of my design story is about Mosaic, the printing company for my labels.  (If you want to catch up on Part 1 and Part 2 I encourage you to do so.  I’ll be here when you get back.)  Ready?

My design team at RoundPeg Communications highly recommended Mosaic as the premier printer in the area, as well as having a long list of their environmental stewardship including facts such as:

they are 100% carbon neutral through wind power and reforestation
they have used waterless printing for 15 years
they are FSC® Certified
they use soy ink
they recycle 1,200 pounds of paper, plastic and aluminum each year
they are an EPA Climate Leaders Program Partner

. . . and the list goes on.  Plus, the fact that they are located in Cheverly, MD means they are also a local company.  Bonus environmental points.

They were not the least expensive printing option, but their commitment to quality and the environment, as well as their employees and heritage, really resonates with the mission at Goldilocks Goodies and is another integral piece of my promise to deliver treats you can feel good about eating and sharing.  Opening up a bag of delicious cookies that are made with care and real, whole foods, while admiring a design and label that was made with the same care by people that care about the social and environmental impact of their work .. .  My hope is that you take time to reflect on the labor and ingredients of the food you’re consuming.  A call for greater transparency in our food supply chain is one I welcome and urge you to look into for all the foods that you eat.  It makes a difference to small, family-owned farmers and businesses, and I personally believe it makes a difference in your overall health.

image courtesy of RW Photography

image courtesy of RW Photography

Or you can just dive into a big bag of cookies and enjoy them for their delicious taste.  That’s fine, too.

Personalized Orders & Sample Days in January

A big weekend in DC coming up!  Between the holiday and the inauguration, you can stock up on your favorite gluten-free goodies to celebrate with a few options around town.

pumpkin ravioli

For the first time this year, order directly from me by Wednesday, January 16th and pick-up this Saturday, January 19th in Columbia Heights between 11 am – 1 pm.  Send me an email (emily@goldilocksgoodies.com) and I’ll be happy to put together a personalized order including my brand-new handmade linguine and pumpkin walnut ravioli.

Also coming up this weekend, I’ll be at the TPSS Co-op (Silver Spring location) Saturday, January 19th between 1-3 p.m. sampling my double chocolate pecan cookies.  Super satisfying chocolate in every bite.  Come see me there while you’re stocking up at your favorite local co-op for the long weekend.

quiche kaleonionswiss

Sunday, January 20th I’ll be at Pleasant Pops between 12 noon and 2 p.m. sampling cookies and quiche. They might be gluten-free but you’d never know because of their taste, texture and all natural, local ingredients.  Come meet me and sample new products while getting a great cup of coffee and friendly service at Pleasant Pops.

Hope to see you this weekend at one of these neighborhood locations!