happy 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. And 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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!