July 14, 2009

Slow Bake Sale

Our "Great American Bake Sale" sponsored by Slow Food Nashville and held last Saturday at the Nashville Farmer's Market was a sweet success! We raised almost $900 for Share Our Strength's campaign to fight childhood hunger.

Thanks to all of our local bakers and pastry chefs for contributing their delicious baked treats to our sale. So many beautiful items graced our checkered tablecloth, arriving throughout the day at the market for folks to drool over. And drool they did. But they also threw down and spent money, some even donating money on top of their purchase, giving me hope that people do care. And they also love sweets.

Who wouldn't love baked goods made by professionals using mostly local ingredients? Who wouldn't love these...

peach-almond tarts made by Tom Huber for Marmellata

fresh fruit tarts made by Bacon and Caviar Catering

peach danishes made by Provence

peach cupcakes with blackberries made by Martha Stamps

'chocolate sin cake' made by Zola, pecan tarts by Bacon and Caviar and buttercream cupcake by Sweet Honey

And so much more... coffee cake from F. Scott's, a local harvest cake and vegan beet muffins from Fido, beautiful little linzer cookies and chocolate-ginger cookies by Rebekah Turshen of the Union Station Hotel, cheesecakes by Nashville Cheescake, brioche from Patterson House, and 'crostata di marmellata' and peach-blackberry cobbler made by yours truly.

Thanks again to all who baked, helped and ate. I'm proud of our Slow Food Chapter, our local chefs and our community.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Joy! we met at the bake sale that day- I bought the local harvest cake by fido (amongst other things). Let me tell you, that is one of the THE best cakes I've ever had! I shared it with friends and co-workers who were all equally impressed. People kept dropping into my office to ask me where it was from. I was in fido this weekend and am happy to see that it's sold by the slice. Could be trouble ;-)