So it has been a long while since I sat down to write a blog for the bakery… but I have a great reason…
I HAVE BEEN SO BUSY!!!
This past weekend was the Toronto Vegetarian Food Festival at the Harbourfront Center! the Food fest is one of my favourite weekends ever of the ENTIRE year. Usually I am there as a volunteer but this weekend I decided to throw myself into the fray and go as a vendor. What an amazing response I have received! Everyone was so nice. We were definitely the black sheep of the bakeries, as a friend put it when they came by the stand (most of the other bakeries have things like matching shirts and printed signs, etc) BUT what we lack in coloured vinyl we more than made up for with heart and punkrock energy!
It was a near sellout weekend for me so that was incredible in itself. I had taken over 400 marshmallows and 200 cookies with me, and one by one I watched them happily walk away from the stands in the hands of kids and adults alike, each usually with the same mission to “get the one with the most chocolate in it.”
Aside from all the cookies and sweets I was also happy to be promoting some really important stuff at the booth this year! We had on the table literature and QR codes to view the trailer for Maximum Tolerated Dose, a documentary feature being made in Toronto that I get prouder by the day to be working on with Karol O (the ex-host of Animal Voices and the genius behind “Garbageface“) If you were by the stall this weekend we was the helper there all 3 days wearing his Vegan Police T-Shirt Collection.
The other thing we had going on was the mailing list and pamphlets for M.A.D. which is the Marine Land Animal Defence. I love the activists at MAD and following their work on Facebook this summer has really lit a fire under me. If all animal activists worked as hard as these dedicated people have this year, we’d all have a lot less work to do, that is for sure. Please like them on facebook and sign up for their mailing list!
Please stay tuned the next few days for some more exciting news and updates!! and THANK YOU EVERYONE who came out!