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.

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!)

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.)