Archive for October, 2013

Support Your Local Farmers Market

Posted in Uncategorized on October 19, 2013 by Brian

We’ve had an amazing summer at the Tower Grove Farmers’ Market, as we do every year.  We love coming out every Saturday to chat up our friends and bring you amazing chocolate.  But this Saturday is special: it’s the market’s 8th Annual Harvest Festival!  From 8am to 2pm, come on out for fundraising event to keep the market going.

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Your usual favorite vendors will be on hand along with many others. And for early birds, Local Harvest Grocery will be giving out 200 free tote bags to the first 200 shoppers.

Listen to three bands play music throughout the day, and grab your morning cup from Kuva Coffee: they are selling a special mug to raise money for the market – $3 for the mug and they fill it for free.

Come hungry for savory breakfast bread puddings from Kitchen Kulture (a portion of sales are donated to the market), The Big Cheese (right next to Kakao!), sweet and savory crepes from Holy Crepe!, LuLu’s Food Truck, and chicken & waffles from Local Harvest Cafe.

Donation buckets will be located around the market – drop in your change to help us meet our 2013 fundraising goal.  And when you make a donation to the farmers’ market an anonymous donor will match your gift up to a total of $500!  The matching donation is a gift made in the memory of Tim Ryan, father and father-in-law of the market founders, who passed away earlier this year.

More info at http://www.tgmarket.org/.  See you tomorrow!

Best of the Best of Missouri

Posted in Uncategorized on October 4, 2013 by Brian

It’s that time again!  We’re thrilled to participate again in the annual Best of Missouri Market at the Missouri Botanical Garden.  This tremendous event draws 25,000 visitors to the  Garden to see more than 120 Missouri vendors  offering everything from wine to flowers to jewelry to — of course — chocolate!  There will also be music, food, and even attendance prizes, as well as activities for kids on Saturday and Sunday. 

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Kakao will be there each day of the event with a wide selection of your favorite barks, including seasonal Autumn bark – a 61% dark chocolate mixed with warm fall spices and topped with crunchy, toasted Missouri pecans.  We’ll also have our award-winning caramels, marshmallow pies, and our delicious bacon-pecan brittle.  Come by for a free sample and say hi!

Here are the details: 

  • Friday, October 4
  • 6 – 9 p.m. First Look Friday: Early-bird shopping!
  • Saturday, October 5
  • 8 – 9 a.m. Members’ Hours: Members only are invited to shop first and early
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Market Hours for everyone
  • Sunday, October 6
  • 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Market Hours for everyone

 

$12 adults (ages 13 and up)

$5 children (ages 3-12)

$5 Garden members

Free for member children (ages 3-12)

Free parking is available on the Garden lot and in the Metro lot at Vandeventer Ave. and Shaw Blvd.  A free shuttle will service the Metro lot to bring customers to the Garden.  The Garden is also accessible by Metrobuses #80 Park-Shaw and #8 Bates-Morganford.

Check out the Garden’s website for more information: http://www.missouribotanicalgarden.org/.