Thanksgiving Pie Pre-Orders!

Thanksgiving is fast approaching!

If you live in Lancaster County, PA, you may pre-order a pie and stuffing (gluten-free, fresh-baked, from local ingredients) through Lemon Street Market. Check out their form here: http://www.lemonstreetmarket.com/2014/thanksgiving-pre-orders/

(You must hand it to store in person and pre-pay). Deadline for pre-order is Sunday, November 23.

If you live in the DC area, you may pre-order a pie from Salud, the Healthy Pantry (Great Falls, VA) and pick up in store Tuesday, November 25th. Again, orders and payments must be done in store. Deadline to order is Sunday, November 23.

Or, you may pre-order through me by clicking here to pre-pay on paypal. You must pick up from Pleasant Pops between Tuesday at 3 p.m. – Wednesday at 3 p.m. Please write your flavor (apple, pecan, shoofly, pumpkin) in the notes section of the paypal invoice.

Hope you all have a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday with friends and family! I’m so grateful for fans and customers like you!

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.

Happy 4th of July!

Quick update before the holiday:

This month’s The Hour* DC is just announced at La Mano Coffee Bar in Takoma Park.  We’ll be meeting in the cafe for beverages and eats and scooping gelato in the grass across from the shop!  Come make friends with the gluten-free community in DC’s one and only exclusively gluten-free happy hour series.   the hour short

Gourmet gluten-free grilled cheese too good to be true?  Not so!  GCDC downtown and Sona Creamery in Eastern Market both have Goldilocks Goodies amazing sandwich bread on the menu.

We’ve expanded the selection in downtown Lancaster at Lemon Street Market. Just in time for fresh fruit season, gluten-free pie crusts are in the upstairs freezer.    Simply thaw in fridge, add filling and topping and bake 20-30 minutes.  Or thaw and fill, top with whipped cream and no need to bake!  Also look for chocolate peppermint whoopie pies, sandwich bread and cinnamon raisin bread.  mini blueberry pie

A great big thank you to my loyal fans of fresh-baked, all natural and delicious gluten-free treats.  You’re supporting the local farms, suppliers and shop owners in your community – from the gal working the register in DC to the Amish woman gathering eggs in Lancaster County.  Have a safe and happy 4th of July.

Get Goldilocks Goodies to the Big Apple!

Dear Fans,

I’ve made a big decision to attend this summer’s Fancy Food Show in New York City.  This annual expo showcases unique and innovative food products, and champions artisanal food companies.  I’d love to share my cookies with the industry on a national platform, and turn my company into a nationwide brand.

gg in big apple The cost of the show is very pricey; they can demand a high price knowing that key industry contacts will be made.  If I wait for my own profits to pay for it, it will take me another year or more to save.  And the food industry, like most others, is very time-sensitive.  I don’t want to wait until there is a similar (sub-par!) product on the market.

To that end, I’ve started a Kickstarter campaign to fund the booth rental and costs of attending the show this summer.  If you also believe there is a national audience ready and hungry for a treat as special and satisfying as my cookies, I would really appreciate your donation to make it possible this year.  Here is the link to my campaign video and donation page.

I’m really excited about the difference this will make in the growth of Goldilocks Goodies and know that your support and appreciation has gotten me as far as I have today.  Thank you for being a fan.

July

This month it’s all about blueberries, zucchini and tomatoes! photoHere’s where you can find pies, muffins, quiches, and quick breads from Goldilocks Goodies:

Friday: Petworth Market Friday evenings between 4-8 p.m. on July 12 and July 26.

Wednesday: Farmers Market at University of Maryland weekly between 11 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Second Sunday: At Ellicott City on Sunday, July 14 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.eat local first

This year’s Eat Local First  Farm-to-Street party is July 27th at Union Market from 1-7 p.m.  Sign up to take the Eat Local pledge and check out the week’s activities. 

As always, my PB chocolate chip cookies are stocked at Kefa Cafe (Silver Spring, MD), the Takoma Park-Silver Spring Co-op (Silver Spring), and Lemon Street Market (Lancaster, PA), and a rotating selection of fresh-baked goods are available at the Maryland Food Collective (College Park, MD) and Pleasant Pops Market (NW DC).

Strawberry Season

Eating seasonally is sometimes a challenge, but so worth it when you have fresh-picked, locally grown produce!  The strawberry season is painfully short, – this weekend will most likely be the last – but other fresh berries are around the corner (raspberries, blueberries, etc).  This Friday and Saturday I’ll have gluten-free/dairy-free strawberry bread made with finely sliced fresh strawberries, free-range chicken eggs, olive oil, cane sugar and gluten-free flour. 

I’m trying my best to not eat all of the loaves that come out of the oven!  The smooth, light pink batter, the smell of sweet cinnamon baking, and the crispy top are pure divinity!  Get some while they last at the Petworth Community Market Friday, June 8 from 4-8 p.m. or Columbia Heights Community Market Saturday, June 9 (starting at 9 a.m.)

Sweet Relief

Looking for an alternative way to celebrate Valentine’s Day this year? Let your consumer $$ be put towards the Love146 Benefit Bake-off on February 10th at the Ware Center at Millersville University. Love146 is a non-profit dedicated to ending the child sex slave industry; all proceeds from the event will go directly to prevention and aftercare programs of Love146.

Tickets may be purchased here. Discounted pricing for couples and tickets purchased before February 2nd. Includes wine, live music and samples from local bakeries, including Goldilocks Goodies, Tortina, Obsessed Baker, Sugar Whipped, Stroopies, Bliss, Haute Chocolate, Miliʼs Bakery and Nikki Fanus.