Friday, May 29, 2009

Cakes for Cause: StrawberryPalooza!

So Many Strawberries
Strawberry shortcake, strawberries with goat cheese, strawberries with mixed greens and balsamic vinagrette served with a big steak... are any of you hungry yet? There's still time to plan your entire week's menu around the West Frederick Farmers Market,, (Saturdays, 10:00-1:00 on Baughman's Lane). This Saturday, the 30th, is the official kickoff for the season and while some of you have been coming for the past few weeks, the produce tipping point might just be this weekend. Vendors will be highlighting the season's best and yes, that means... STRAWBERRIES. But there's also going to be live music and a special "Passport" to your chance of winning a fabulous market basket (awarded the following week). So, if you've put off your market trip until now, you don't want to miss this weekend. Cakes for Cause will have strawberry shortcake biscuits and other vendors will have the other critical ingredients. We hope to see you there.

Help Us Help the Community!
In addition to making a difference for the Cakes for Cause program, on the 30th you will also make a difference for the United Way of Frederick County. As part of our ongoing effort to support other local non-profits, Cakes for Cause will donate 5% of their Farmers Market proceeds to our own local United Way. So your butter croissant, your lemon ginger scone, and your focaccia purchase goes twice as far. Thank you for coming out and showing your support.

The local United Way provides support for non-profit agencies that benefit & strengthen our community in so many ways. Founded in 1938, it raises more than $1,000,000 annually to address the core issues of education, income, and health for Frederick's most vulnerable residents. Allied Resource Management, LLC (ARM) will be matching any amount that is raised by Cakes for Cause. REMEMBER: there are no calories when it comes to supporting charity!

Swag, Swag, Swag
While we know that many of you are anxiously awaiting the opening of our cafĂ© (so are the way), you can show your Cakes for Cause spirit by getting one of our limited edition baseball shirts. As you know, we only print t-shirts in series of 100 so when they're gone...they're definitely gone. Our most recent shirt is a ¾ sleeve baseball jersey with our new street number on the back. They're hot and they're moving fast. Remember, if you've purchased one from us in the past, we throw a $2 discount your way and buying that first one is the way to guarantee that discount for yourself in the future. We have ladies and men's sizes.

How You Can Help
The Cakes for Cause Farmer's Market stand is staffed by volunteers. If you are interested in helping out, you won't be disappointed. It is a great way to meet new people in Frederick and it's a perfect opportunity for a school group, youth organization, or service group to get involved in helping our community. If you are interested in helping us, please click here.

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