What could be sweeter than homemade baked goods and raising money for kids and childhood hunger?
This Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Southwest Community Farmers' Market at Tropical Park will play host to Miami's finest food bloggers and their annual bake sale benefitting Share Our Strength's No Kid Hungry charity and campaign.
All proceeds will go directly to the Miami team's goal, which they hope will beat last year's total of $3,652.
So far, the team has raised $1,227 in online donations. "Last year's Miami bake sale raised $3,652 for Share Our Strength/No Kid Hungry," says Miami food blogger Cari Garcia (AKA Fatgirl Hedonist). "That made ours the number 3 bake sale in the country!"
"Our goal this year is to beat New York, who got the number 2 spot in the country by only a couple of dollars," she says.
Domino Sugar, a national sponsor, has promised to match Miami's $4,000 goal this year.
Local restaurants and shops like Blue Collar, HaVen, OTC, 660 at The Anglers, Edge Steak & Bar, and a bucket-load of others have donated gift certificates and giveaways for a raffle that will be taking place throughout the day on Saturday. Raffles tickets costs $5 each or $10 for three.
The bake sale will offer up goodies like cupcakes donated by Sweetness Bake Shop & Café; Low carb & gluten-free treats from Lizbeth Cruz Aiken of Love Me Fit; Alfajores and sweet rolls made with Freakin' Flamingo jams; Cookie truffles from Sunshine Burgos of Scoops of Sunshine; Mini banana breads and crumb cakes from Sheila Banks; Home-made dog treats from Lynne Cohen of Girlyshoes; Brownies from South Florida Food & Wine; Nutella swirl pound cake by the Foodie Teacher; a mystery surprise from Burger Beast and bacon toffee blondies from Garcia.
Siggi's Organic Farm & Apiary will have a special Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting for sale and Liquid Nitrogen Ice Cream Truck will be selling ice cream & cake push pops as a special NKH item.
Southwest Community Farmers' Market, will be also selling items of which 100 percent of the proceeds will go towards the goal.
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The bloggers ask that you come support the local food community and donate what you can to help connect children with nutritious meals. Just one dollar can give a child up to 10 meals.
For more information on the event, sponsors, participants, or partnering local business, visit the Miami Food Blogger Bake Sale team page. You can donate there and find out more about the cause.
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