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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Local is Lovely

Taking part in the Audubon Community Market has introduced us to some great local vendors. Trying to learn more about the different vendors that are apart of the Market and within our wonderful community, I came across this video, by Big Wheel Provisions and thought I would share:
Farmer's Market from Big Wheel Provisions on Vimeo.

Big Wheel Provisions has really embraced the idea of making more people aware of how great local ingredients can be.

This is such a great concept and way to promote local businesses. Having such great vendors at the Market has given us a chance to incorporate some of the local ingredients into our sweets. Joe, from Dansk Farms, is considered "the honey guy." He is selling organic honey and fresh homemade jams. Most recently, we have used some of the Orange Blossom Honey into our Orange Honey cupcake & frosting. This weekend, we have an order for a Bride's parents and we are going to be using Ginger's Raspberry Jam in the frosting.

By using such fresh ingredients, we feel that it adds so much to the taste in our sweets. Markets are such a great way to help support local businesses and also have that "feel good" feeling that you are using good products. By thinking locally, we are also supporting the local community we live in. Check out the OURlando local indie list of businesses. It's a great resource if you want to support local independent business around the Orlando, FL area. As OURlando states on it's site: "The OurLando movement encompasses far more than just our local businesses; it promotes and unites our diverse art, music, recreation, and health & wellness communities and, most importantly, engages our citizens with pride of place."

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