Fall is Here!

My favorite time of year is here!  Crisp apples, crisp weather, fields harvested, soft evening light after the busy back-to-school and vacation-over days.

Sona GF Grilled Cheese 2  Lots of news since this summer for Goldilocks Goodies.  My fresh-baked bread can be ordered on a breakfast sandwich at La Mano Coffee Bar (Takoma Park), for grilled cheeses at GCDC (downtown DC), on burgers at Sona Creamery (Eastern Market), and sandwiches at the deli in Maryland Food Collective (College Park).  It’s also now available for home delivery through Washington’s Green Grocer and available for the first time in Lancaster City at Lemon Street Market.   GG Sandwich Bread 2

As always, my cookies can be found at Pleasant Pops, Kefa Cafe, Salud Healthy Pantry, as well as the markets listed above.

September 25th I’ll be sampling my bread at GCDC during lunch rush.

Sunday, Oct 5th I’ll be at Takoma Park Farmers’ Market with La Mano Coffee from 10-2 sampling and selling seasonal treats.  They just celebrated their 1-year anniversary of business, and I’ve been proud to be working with them since their opening.

You can always get the latest posts and pictures from my facebook page, twitter, and instagram.  Stay tuned for exciting holiday announcements and specials!

Sunday, October 26th I’ll be at Community Forklift vending quiche and coffee cake for their open house.

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Happy Spring!

Looks like winter is officially over!

Image This Saturday, May 3 I’ll be at the opening market day of Petworth Community Market from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.  Grab a slice of vegetable quiche made with free-range eggs, whole milk, asparagus and cheese sourced locally from Lancaster County, PA.

Have you checked out GCDC yet?  Artisanal grilled cheese sandwiches for lunch and a wine & cheese bar by night.  Ask for my gluten-free bread!

Stay tuned for details about this month’s The Hour* DC featuring all gluten-free eats and drinks at unique venues around the city.  Be Happy Again at the Hour.*

As always, you can find my famous PB Chocolate Chip cookies at Lemon Street Market, Kefa Cafe, Pleasant Pops, Salud Pantry, La Mano Coffee Bar and Relay Foods.  Treats and sandwiches on my gluten-free bread available at the MD Food Co-op at the University of Maryland.  My sandwich bread and cinnamon & cardamom raisin bread are available weekly at Little Red Fox.  Gluten-free breads also available in your weekly produce basket through Friends and FarmsGoldilocks Goodies coffee cake3

For special orders or office catering within the beltway, please email me emily@goldilocksgoodies.com. If you live outside of Lancaster County or the DMV, I can send you some cookies in the mail!

 

A Month of (gluten-free) Love!

February: the month of Love.  I’m celebrate the love of all things gluten-free with fabulous brunches, happy hours, market re-openings and more!

Sunday, February 16th you’re invited Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks Goodiesto my DC apartment for brunch with buttermilk waffles and homemade whipped cream and preserves, farm-fresh quiche, salad greens, and toast for only $39.  Sign-up here (or check the calendar for dates for each month).  Very limited seating.

kefa brunch sign up

Sunday, February 23rd Goldilocks Goodies will be serving fresh buttermilk waffles at Kefa Cafe in downtown Silver Spring, MD.  Gluten-free waffles, savory quiches, side salad, and a coffee bar including a special traditional Ethiopian pour-over from the owners.  A very unique, all-inclusive fresh & gluten-free brunch experience.   Come meet your neighbors in the gluten-free community at this wonderful locally-owned coffee shop that has been a Silver Spring institution for almost 20 years.   Find out more details and reserve your spot with pre-paid sign-up ($39 including tax and tip) in the shop located at 963 Bonifant St, Silver Spring, MD or on-line here.  Limited seating.

the hour shortThe official launch of DC’s first exclusively gluten-free happy hour series begins on Wednesday, February 26th.  From 6-9 p.m. we will have a private event at Meeps Vintage with catered bites from Goldilocks Goodies, Kate Bakes and Baklava Couture plus Omission Beer. Pre-paid ticket includes all the eats, drinks, plus shop discounts and a gift bag for first 10 sign-ups.  Check out all the details and register here before it sells out.

I TOLD you February had a lot of events in store!  March will have another Sunday brunch on March 23rd and I’ll have news for a “Fresh-out-of-the-oven” event in collaboration with CloudTerre, a beautiful handmade ceramics studio in northern Virginia.  I will be catering seasonal bites on her newly-debuted cafe collection on Tuesday, March 18jars and cloud terre table display

You can always get my treats at lots of wonderful, locally owned shops in PA, MD, DC, and VA.  Check out the full list here.

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!