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Event Mon Nov 30 2009

Holiday Sweets Fest at the Farmstand

Why be nice when you can be naughty every day of the work week at the Holiday Sweets Fest at the Farmstand. Located at 66 E. Randoph St., the Farmstand is featuring holiday goodies from local bakeries and confectioners starting on Tuesday, December 1 until Wednesday, December 23. Each featured company will showcase their treats from noon to 2pm on a select day.

December 1 - First Slice Pie Café
Chocolate Brownie Cookies, Chocolate Chip Lake Bars, and Everything Cookies.

December 2 - Sweet Miss Giving's
Red Velvet Cupcakes and Pecan Bars.

December 3 - Floriole
Shortbread Cookies, Fruit Galetes, Pumpkin Muffins, and Toffee.

December 4 - Victorian House Scones
Various Scones.

December 7 - Meena Beyers
Decorated Cookies.

December 8 - Rich Chocolates & Candy
Caramel Corn, Turtles, and Chocolate Bark.

December 9 - Sweet Girl Desserts
Chocolate Mousse.

December 10 - Terry's Toffee
Mazel Toffee, Chai-Cago Spice Toffee, McCall's Classic Toffee, and Peppermint Pistachio Crunch Toffee.

December 11 - Delightful Pastries
Kolachki, Paradise Brownies, and Poppyseed Strudel.

December 14 - Sweet Considerations
Ginger Snaps, Oatmeal Cookies, Chocolate Fudge Brownies, and Butterscotch Blondies.

December 15 - Tiny Cakes
Vegan Double Chocolate Hazel Nut Cookies, Vegan Dark Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies, and Lemon Pistachio Shortbread Cookies.

December 16 - Middle East Bakery and Grocery
Baklava.

December 17 - B. True Bakery
Dark Chocolate Coconut Walnut Cookies and Apricot Ginger Cookies.

December 18 - Potters Crackers
Various flavors of Graham Crackers.

December 21 - Flora Confections & Pastries
Chocolate Bon Bons and Ganache.

December 22 - Misericordia Hearts and Flour Bakery
Lemon Bread, Pumpkin Ginger Bread, Zuchinni Bread, Sour Cream Cinnamon Bread, Sugar Free Butter Cookies, and Flourless Chocolate Walnut Cookies.

December 23 - Sweet Cheeks
Flan and Cheesecake.

The Farmstand also offers fresh, locally grown produce and foods. All products come from within 250 miles of Chicago. For more information on available products, visit the Farmstand website.

 
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