Friday, February 1, 2013

all you can sweet, indeed!

check us out in the current issue of Seattle Magazine! take a trip to candy land and venture through their sugar-latent pages of grown up sacchariferous explorations amongst seattle's sweetest confectioners, artisans, and sweet makers. on newsstands now!

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

mid-week markets: a wednesday roll call


here's a list of all the local (Seattle area) Wednesday farmers markets, with locations & a few more details. (here's a full list of in-season, local markets; follow our twitter list for up to date info)

Columbia City: 3-7 :: South Edmunds Street & 37th :: website • facebook • twitter
specialty food vendors, farm products & produce, baked goods, plants & flowers; about 50 seasonal vendors

Kirkland: 2-7 :: Park Lane :: website • facebook • twitter
artists & craftsmen, specialty food vendors, baked goods, farm products & produce, plants & flowers; about 40 seasonal vendors

artists & craftsmen, specialty food vendors, baked goods & pantry items, baked goods, farm products & produce, plants & flowers, music & entertainment, children's activities; about 35 seasonal vendors

radishes at the Columbia City Farmers Market
and coming soon ...

Wallingford: Wednesdays, 3:30-7 (starts May 30) website  facebook

Mukilteo: Wednesdays, 3-7 (starts June 6) website • facebook

Saturday, May 19, 2012

saturday farmers markets: a run down

here's a list of all the local (Seattle area) Saturday farmers markets, with locations & a few more details. (here's a full list of in-season, local markets; follow our twitter list for up to date info)

Bainbridge: 9-1 :: Town Square at City Hall Park (ferry schedule) :: website • facebook
arts & crafts, specialty food vendors, farm products & produce, plants & flowers

Edmonds: 9-2 :: 5th Avenue North & Bell Street :: website
arts & crafts, specialty food vendors, farm products & produce; over 120 vendors!

Issaquah: 9-2 :: Pickering Barn, 1730 10th Ave NW :: website • facebook
arts & crafts, specialty food vendors, farm products & produce, plants & flowers, master gardener on-site, music & entertainment, cooking demonstrations, kids activities

Redmond: 9-3 :: Leary Way & Bear Creek Parkway :: website • facebook
arts & crafts, specialty food vendors, baked goods & pantry items, farm products & produce, plants & flowers, music & entertainment, cooking demonstrations, kids activities; over 80 vendors!

University: 9-2 :: University Way NE & NE 50th Street :: website • facebook • twitter
arts & crafts, specialty food vendors, baked goods & pantry items, farm products & produce, plants & flowers, master gardener on-site cooking demonstrations: over 50 WA state farmers

Woodinville: 9-3 :: South of City Hall on 133rd Ave NE :: website  facebook 
arts & crafts, specialty food vendors, baked goods & pantry items, farm products & produce, plants & flowers; average 20-30 vendors

starting in a few weeks:

Bellevue: Saturdays, 10-3 (starts June 2)
website • facebook • twitter

Des Moines: Saturdays, 10-2 (starts June 2)
website • facebook • twitter

Kent: Saturdays, 9-2 (starts June 2)
website • facebook

Magnolia: Saturdays, 10-2 (starts June 9)
website • facebook • twitter

Maple Valley: Saturdays, 9-1 (starts June 16)
website

Friday, May 18, 2012

now in season: seattle-area farmers markets

it's one of my goals for this summer to check out each of the seattle-area farmers markets at least once. we are so lucky to have a plethora of local food producers & processors, many of them organic and/or sustainably focused. but more than anything, buying local not only ensures the ultimate freshness of your food but you are also investing in the local economy by supporting the farmers where you live & eat (as well as decreasing the usage of fossil fuels to transport your food).


as a helpful resource, here's a comprehensive list of the seattle-area farmers markets (+/- 30 miles of the city), dates, and social media links. (please leave a comment if I've left one out) click here to follow our farmers market list on twitter. 

Auburn: Sundays, 9-2 website • facebook • twitter

Bainbridge: Saturdays, 9-1 (til 2 starting Juy 7) website • facebook

Ballard: Sundays, 10-3 website • facebook • twitter *year round*

Bellevue: Thursdays, 3-7 & Saturdays, 10-3 website • facebook • twitter

Bothell: Fridays, 12-6 website • facebook • twitter

Broadway (Capitol Hill): Sundays, 11-3 website • facebook • twitter

Burien: Thursdays, 11-6 website  facebook

Carnation: Tuesdays, 3-7 website • facebook

Columbia City: Wednesdays, 3-7 website • facebook • twitter

Des Moines: Saturdays, 10-2 website • facebook • twitter

Duvall: Thursdays, 3-7 website • facebook • twitter

Edmonds: Saturdays, 9-2 (til 3 starting June 30) website

Everett: Sundays, 11-4 website • facebook

Fremont: Sundays, 10-5 website • facebook  twitter *year round*

Interbay: Thursdays, 3-7 website • facebook • twitter

Issaquah: Saturdays, 9-2 website • facebook

Kent: Saturdays, 9-2 website • facebook

Kirkland: Wednesdays, 2-7 website • facebook • twitter

Lake City: Thursdays, 3-7 website • facebook • twitter

Lake Forest Park: Sundays, 11-4 website • facebook • twitter

Lake Union (FarmBoat): Thursdays, 11-3 website • facebook • twitter 

Madrona: Fridays, 3-7 website • facebook • twitter

Magnolia: Saturdays, 10-2 website • facebook • twitter

Maple Valley: Saturdays, 9-1 website

Mercer Island: Sundays, 10-3 website • facebook

Mukilteo: Wednesdays, 3-7 website • facebook

Phinney: Fridays, 3-7 website • facebook • twitter

Queen Anne: Thursdays, 3-7:30 website • facebook • twitter

Redmond: Saturdays, 9-3 website • facebook

Renton: Tuesdays, 3-7 website • facebook • twitter

Sammamish: Wednesdays, 3-7 website • facebook

Snohomish: Thursdays, 3-dusk website • facebook • twitter

University: Saturdays, 9-2 website • facebook • twitter *year round*

Wallingford: Wednesdays, 3:30-7 website  facebook

West Seattle: Sundays, 10-2 website • facebook • twitter *year round*

Woodinville: Saturdays, 9-3 website  facebook 

happy shopping (& eating)!

Friday, May 11, 2012

introducing ... the gold start initiative!

remember the days of gold star charts? usually employed in elementary school - and sometimes at home to reward chores & homework being done on time - the visual impact of having a line of pretty sparkly gold stars after your name has some effect that just makes you want to earn MORE!

in the same spirit of the gold star charts of yesteryear, we are employing a similar "program" if you will. call it a frequent buyer program, virtual punch card, customer rewards, etc, our GSI (gold star initiative) will reward you in more ways than just discounts, free merchandise/product, and a virtual pat on the back ...

to kick off our GSI, five gold stars will be placed at random on the goods we'll have at Venue this coming Sunday (and the 20th & 27th as well). once you've searched and found your very own gold star, you will not only get a coupon code for 25% off your next purchase, but you'll earn 2 stars for the purchase value! (the 25% off offer valid only to stars found on goods purchased at Venue in May).

how it works: we'll keep track of your stars for you, so don't worry! each purchase (unless otherwise noted) will earn you a star. once you collect 10 stars, we'll average the purchase value (before tax & shipping) and you'll get that amount off your next purchase! what?! yep, you heard it right.

and don't worry, if you've already purchased from us, those purchases count!! just let us know that you want to start with the GSI and we'll send you an email with all the details and your virtual punch card!

happy hunting!




Thursday, May 10, 2012

"sweets on sunday" may 13, 20, & 27!

come and find us at venue in ballard for "sweets on sunday" in may! we'll have a nice selection of regular and vegan sweets, with gift packages carefully assembled with mom in mind! bring your favorite lady with you, we'll have lots of samples, flowers for moms, and special little gifts-with-purchase for the first 10 shoppers!

flavors for may 13th include: fleur de sel et vanille (salted vanilla bean) in regular & vegan, our mini salted caramel & dark chocolate truffle bars in regular & vegan, vegan chocolate & earl grey caramels, basil infused salted caramel & dark chocolate truffle bars, and our special mother's day flavors - honey, black tea, & lemon and vegan lemon & lavender!

fleur de sel et vanille
we use only the finest local ingredients including organic, fair trade chocolate from theo chocolate, organic tea from remedy teas, locally roasted organic & fair trade stumptown coffee, organic & fair trade sugars, and local organic cream and butter.

flavors will rotate each week, and we'll have specials for dads & grads as well as memorial day treats (think campfire!) so come back each sunday for new nibbles.

we look forward to seeing you on sunday!

more event info available here

Monday, April 30, 2012

better late than never ...

well hello! welcome to the new Seattle Sweets & Company blog, a space dedicated to living the sweet life, one bite at a time!

it's almost May (!) and even though SS&Co. started in January (how time flies!), we couldn't be happier with the sweet response so far! thank you to all who've been there from the beginning - you know who you are - and for those just joining us on this sweet journey.

we'll be posting a lot more information about "us", what we're all about, and where we are headed in the coming weeks. until then, just wanted to write our official first post and put "pen to paper" so to speak.

until next time,

marisa
purveyor, SS&Co.
aka The Radical Cupcake