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Christmas Cookie Challenge - FOOD NETWORK Appearance November 28!

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Karl Nielsen Photography

Karl Nielsen Photography

Tune in Saturday, November 28 at 6pm PST for Jen's TV debut on Food Network's holiday special, Christmas Cookie Challenge!

Christmas is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate the beginning of the Christmas season than a holiday cookie show!?! Put yourself in the cookie-making mood while watching me face off with four other bakers from around the country as our cookie host Jonathan Bennett delivers sweet challenges. Duff Goldman, Sherry Yard, and Damaris Phillips judge our cookie prowess - eek! 

Let the Christmas holidays begin!

Time for Pie (and other Thanksgiving treats)!

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With one major Fall holiday under our belt (or apron!?), we are gearing up for the next! Make your Thanksgiving dessert foolproof with a Batter pie, or pie components to bake at home.

9" Pies available in three delicious Fall flavors
Fresh Roasted Pumpkin ........ $26
Tart Apple Cranberry................$28
Bourbon Pecan ..........................$31

Pre-order your pie by Friday 11/20 for pickup Tuesday 11/24 or Wednesday 11/25 at any of our retail locations. Limited quantity of mini pies will be available Thanksgiving week as well.

Bake your own pie at home with a formed pie crust & ready-to-bake pumpkin pie filling, available at Polk Street for pickup Monday 11/23-Wednesday 11/25.

Not a pie fan? We'll have pear mesquite upside down cakes, pumpkin cakes, apple crisp, biscuits, hand decorated turkey cookies, quickbread loaves, and many more Thanksgiving-worthy treats! Select treats available for delivery through Good Eggs .

We'll ALSO be at CUESA's special pre-Thanksgiving farmer's market Wednesday 11/25 at the Ferry Building, 10am-2pm.

Last but not least, don't forget a sweet gift for your host or hostess!

*** WE WILL BE CLOSED THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 26 - FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 27 at Polk Street. Open limited hours 9am to 4pm on Saturday, November 28.  HAPPY THANKSGIVING!  ******



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Spooky Sweets, Ghoulish Goodies, Terrifying Treats, Creepy Cupcakes... the alliteration possibilities are endless!

Halloween is just around the corner, and we are in full production mode for your ghastly gatherings! Visit any of our retail locations for a selection of Halloween treats, with even more goodies available beginning the week of October 26.

Spooky market treats will also be available at our Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market stand Saturday October 17, 24, and 31, and at our Mission Rock Farmer's Market Stand Sunday, October 25!

Farmer's Market

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Last December, we became a vendor at the Saturday Ferry Plaza Farmer's Market, organized by CUESA (Center for Urban Education about Sustainable Agriculture). Landing a spot at the market was years in the making for me, and one of the most exciting achievements ever.

The farmer's market is something indescribably special for me. After over six years of running Batter, I'd finally begun to to take two day weekends (miracle!). When the Ferry Building opportunity came up, I didn't even think twice about giving up my Saturday. Saturday is hands-down the most exhausting day of the week for me. Up at 3am, baking everything off, loading up, hauling the tent, tables, & goods. Setup, talking and standing ALL day, breakdown, unload, tie up loose ends. 12+ hours of nonstop motion and engagement with customers, fellow vendors, staff, and SF crazies.

Saturday is also the most fulfilling, inspiring day for me. I see my regular customers, hear about their weeks, and hand them their favorite treats. I catch up with my vendor neighbors. I see the true beginning and end of produce seasons. I see San Francisco awaken from a sleepy sunrise to a bustling hub for locals and tourists alike.

The farmer's market allows for experimentation of recipes, special seasonal treats, and unique market goodies not available during the week. Market cakes, warm cookies in the Sweetcart, cookie packs, and savory tarts.  Treats aside, you'll see a slightly sleepy but definitely smiling face that is often tucked in the kitchen or office other days of the week.

Last weekend we were lucky enough to begin a Sunday market as well - CUESA's new Mission Rock Farmer's Market. I dragged my brother along (sibling pic featured above!), met new people and new vendors, and had a fantastic time.

Come visit me at the market some weekend soon. I promise it's the best day of the week!




Happy 6th Birthday, Kiosk!

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Photo credit: Chuck Ortiz, AQ Taste

Six years ago, I slid open the glass door of this tiny (29 square feet!) kiosk space with SO MUCH excitement it was indescribable. My first retail space, smack in the middle of the financial district! We'd built shelves, branded the back of the counter, purchased jars and display pieces. I probably didn't sleep the night before, baking and packaging everything up for sale, buzzing with excitement. I remember first customers that day (some of whom are still regular customers today!), friends coming to visit, and my brother there for opening before he went to work. The kiosk has now become a regular fixture downtown, that people recognize for being such a unique little structure.

We are so happy to have made the corner of Kearny and California a little bit sweeter for six years! Celebrate today with special treats, and stop by through Sept 15 for a baker's half dozen special!