Wow! What a month!
Four weeks ago I was in New York as a finalist for the Food + Enterprise pitch competition but the 3-day conference was so much more than that. It was a community of hundreds of activists: farmers, lawyers, investors, civil servants and small batch producers concerned about food. Truly amazing to be surrounded by folks that agree that the way we grow, make and consume food in America is not only a problem but also where we can start to fix things.
I tied for 3rd in my presentation (HUGE thanks to RoundPeg Communications for editing and polishing my slides) and I was so honored to be awarded a scholarship for a Food Entrepreneur Certificate Program by Natural Gourmet Institute this fall. I also launched a fundraising campaign on Barnraiser that weekend. I’ve reached my tilt goal from supportive and generous fans like you, but I am still accepting donations until April 3. Your gift will get you a dozen cookies with free shipping or an invitation to an exclusive gluten-free event in DC or NYC.
This campaign is, in part, funding my move to DC’s newest community commercial kitchen, Mess Hall. This move will allow me to bake more, and to bake more efficiently as I grow my business. I need more bread pans and mixing bowls, as well as new certifications for the District (ah – permits!).
Speaking of growth, I’m happy to add FOUR new locations for Goldilocks Goodies starting next week! My breads will be available at Sona, DC’s first and only creamery in Eastern Market, and my cookies will be for sale at South Block Juice Co in Arlington, VA, Third Space Wellness in downtown Silver Spring, and .. . . the first availability in New York through Farm to People!
You can still find my treats at your favorite local shops, like:
the Maryland Food Collective at UMD
La Mano Coffee Bar (gluten-free breakfast sandwiches!)
Washington’s Green Grocer
Salud, the Healthy Pantry
Lemon Street Market (gluten-free shoo-fly pies!)
and at these neighborhood gourmet restaurants:
.. . with more being added soon! As you can see, a lot is happening with Goldilocks Goodies right now. Thank you so much for being a fan of quality, gluten-free treats and offering your support, purchasing power, and generous donations during this time. If you have ideas about restaurants or stores you’d like to see carry Goldilocks Goodies, please have the owner contact me, or send me an email about it! firstname.lastname@example.org.