|Westport Farmers Market |
My love of fresh, local food led me to be a regular shopper at the Westport Farmers Market. It was there that I linked my love of good, clean food to the community and the environment. Wearing my business hat of a realtor, I became an official sponsor of the Westport Farmers Market.
Taking part in the Thursday markets, I found a kinship with a number of vendors like,
Donny of Raus Coffee for Humanity and,
Jerry of Nothin'But Foods and,
Erin of Erin Ostreicher Designs.
I especially connected with one vendor--Andre Kreft of Savor Fine Foods.
Originally, a graphic designer, Andre turned his visual artistic sensibility to his gastronomic senses and is now baking the most unique savory cookies with ingredients like lavender, roasted leek, smoked red onion, chocolate and black pepper. He is constantly finding new artistic combinations that delight the pallet.
Working with an artist is inspirational and together we came up with an idea where we would join forces to raise funds for Breast Cancer and COOKIES FOR A CURE was born. Andre made a cookie called Pinkki which we sold in October at the Farmers Market. For every bag sold, we donated $16 to The William Raveis Breast Cancer Fund.
Pinkki a delightful cookie made with rosewater syrup, orange and cranberry with beet pulp to make it pink is lovingly made by Andre Kreft, founder and baker at Savor Cookies.
To date, we have sold 100 bags which equals $1600 for the William Raveis Breast Cancer Research Fund. This is just a start and we plan to continue!
Come join me this Thursday Dec 15, 2011 from 6 to 9pm at Mitchell's in Westport, and discover the gastronomic delight of Pinkki Cookies and support a cause that is of concern to all of us. For each bag of Pinkki Cookies you purchase at $8.00, $16.00 will be contributed to the William Raveis Breast Cancer Research Fund. The 2 for 1 matching contribution is being made by me, Savor Cookies and Bill Raveis.
I look forward to seeing you at Mitchell's and introducing you to this delightful cookie and tell you more about the William Raveis Breast Cancer Research Fund.