Comfort Food weather is here!

Phew! The team here at Goldilocks Goodies (my self, my trusted delivery car Lucille, and my 1950s Hotpoint oven, my1960s sunbeam mixer) all needed a rest after the busy holiday season.

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Thank you for ordering pies to share at your family table, trying delicious gluten-free baklava from my partnership with Baklava Couture, coming to see me at the Union Market pop-up, and continuing to be loyal supporters of my treats.

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This month, Goldilocks Goodies bread continues to grow: available on breakfast sandwiches at La Mano Coffee Bar, gourmet grilled cheese at GCDC, eclectic sandwiches at Open City, at the deli counter at University of MD’s Food Collective, and a perfectly smoked salmon BLT at Neopol Smokery.

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More news with retail options to make your own gourmet toasts at home – for now you can order through Washington’s Green Grocer.

Either way, please stay warm and enjoy a toasty grilled sandwich on delicious, buttery gluten-free bread!

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 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!

 

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.

Early Spring Events

Would love to see you this month at these great events!

March 11 Goldilocks Goodies is honored to cater small plates and treats for the Blair Apartments Resident Appreciation Day.  The Blairs’ commitment to green living from recycling, energy use to commuter options in downtown Silver Spring is a great fit with my farm-fresh ingredients, hybrid delivery car, kitchen composting and eco-friendly packaging.  Find out more about them on their site.

Stay tuned for another Sunday morning this month where I’ll be back at the Takoma Park Farmers Market with La Mano Coffee Bar!  Serving up hot Ceremony Coffee and gluten-free coffee cake and quiches.

cloud terre 2014 spring cupsTuesday, March 18 I’ll be hosting the Spring 2014 collection from Cloud Terre, a line of locally-made ceramics from artist Amber Kendrick.   Check out her beautiful designs, get a special discount during the private viewing and take home a coffee cup and cookie bag from the two of us! Limited tickets available here.

An exclusively gluten-free brunch Buttermilk Waffle with Homemade whipped cream Goldilocks Goodieson Sunday, March 23 with buttermilk waffles, homemade whipped cream and strawberry preserves, a farm-fresh quiche, coffee cake and mimosas.  Very limited seating available and pre-paid RSVP required by Friday, March 21.

 

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Come join the fun at DC’s first exclusively gluten-free happy hour series co-hosted with Kate Bakes.  The Wednesday, March 26 event is being held by DC’s Glutie Foodie at Hemphill Fine Arts from 6-8 p.m.  Pre-paid tickets required for a night of sweets, savories, cider, beverages, live music and a private art viewing.  Be Happy again at the Hour.   

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New products this month: A Goldilocks Goodies “Best Of” sampler box now available through Friends and Farms.  Check out their market place and see if you’re in their delivery area around Columbia, MD.

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.

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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.

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!