It’s a trifecta of kindness, generosity and safety.
First, the obvious: you gotta wear a mask. It keeps you safe and protects the health of others. We hardly need to say this because you stepped up to the plate on this one, and never looked back. Thanks, really.
Second: the masks are made by Abrazos San Miguel, a collective and shop in San Miguel de Allende that celebrates Mexican culture and traditions with textile products. Their products are made by local, fair-trade seamstresses whose ability to work at home supports 15 families and a community that includes more than 80 people.
And the third “goody:” all of the profits from the sale of these masks will be donated to a local food-related charity.
We’re asking for a donation of $15 per mask, and there are 6 different patterns to choose from. Stop by the Cookbook Table and do three kinds of good.
Come and Get it!
News and deals from the Market …
SPA ORGANICA – Plant-based soaps, lotions, shampoos and skin care to add a dash of affordable luxury and gentleness to your personal care regimen while you quarantine.
MAISON BOUCHE – New this week: GF and regular Lemon Madeleines, Peach-Oat Scones, Rhubarb Upside-Down Spice Cake and GF Rhubarb-Almond Cake. Returning favorites: GF and regular Scones (Cheddar-Scallion, Pluot-Almond, Blueberry-Polenta … and more), Strawberry-Rhubarb Crisps, GF and regular Fruit Galettes, Cookies (Crunchy Peanut Butter, Chocolate Chunk, Gingersnaps), GF Coconut-Pecan-Rum Bars, and Blueberry Coffeecake (plus some surprises – you never know!). Remember: you can pre-order online at www.maisonbouche.com to avoid the line! “We’ve been getting requests for our chocolate bars which can also be ordered for market pick-up.”
BASE CAMP BAKERY – Organic, sustainably-raised whole grains and natural sourdoughs are at the heart of these rustic Loaves, Baguettes, Bagels and Focaccia. And always: the extraordinary Chocolate Chip Cookie!
J&J RAMOS – Fresh from the orchard – “we grow what we sell.” Seasonal fruits, nuts and vegetables. Mix and match and save! Stock up!
SIMURGH TURKISH BAKERY – Authentically Turkish pastries, confections and cookies, sweet and savory, elegantly made. Look for familiar favorites, or try something new!
The FRUIT TREE – New juices and summer blend Smoothies – Strawberry Turmeric and Berry-Beet, plus greens-based Smoothies, Sprouted Almond Milk (plain and Vanilla) , Watermelon Juice, Strawberry Juice, Orange Juice. All seasonal, all organic and all fresh, fresh, fresh.
OBOUR FOODS – We keep telling you: try the flavored tahinis – they’re delicious! Also: three flavors of sophisticated, silky hummus: Zhoug, Classic, and Hot Curry.
La NOISETTE SWEETS – If you worship the glorious summer fruits and produce, of California, stop by La Noisette where Alain translates them into classically French pastries, Cakes and Galettes.
WILL ROGERS & SONS HONEY – Ultra-local Honey by the pound and half-pound, elegant Beeswax Tapers and Votive Candles, tins of honey-and beeswax-based Hand Salve — and NEW — Will’s hand-turned Wooden Bowls from fallen trees (no trees were harmed in the making of these bowls) – with the graceful shapes and rustic character of natural wood.
FAT DADDY’S BBQ – These old-school ribs are “… so good they don’t need sauce.” The secret’s in the rub (but the Fat Daddy keeps a little sauce on the side, just in case). Pick up a plate (comes with potato salad or slaw and a drink), or take home a rack: ribs, beef, links and chicken.
PASTA PASTIFICIO – Beautiful handmade fresh pastas – extruded shapes, flat pasta and filled pastas. Also half-baked pizzas to take home and finish.