Tuesday, August 27, 2013

American Made Audience Choice Award Nominee!

Casco Bay Soap Co. is in the running to be named the 2013 American Made Audience Choice Award Winner!

 American Made is a movement founded by Martha Stewart that spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. It’s made up of people and communities who have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.

To win would mean $10,000 to support my business and a trip to New York for the annual American Made Talks and Workshops. Will you vote for me?

The winner is determined by the number of votes he or she gets and you can vote up to six times each day! So please come back and vote daily!
Click on the link below and be directed to my page.  VOTE early and often!  THANK YOU!!
American Made spotlights the maker, supports the local and celebrates the handmade. The journey culminates in a signature event this October in New York City. Join us and uncover the next generation of great American Makers.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Special Event

Last night I was part of a new Makers Market!  Presented by and taking place right next to:
"A community-driven, food hub, skills-sharing facility, experimental micro Urban Farm, locally-sourced Fermentation Factory.

We primarily ferment Hard Cider, Mead, and Kombucha (aka "booch"), while exploring other food based fermentation. We host workshops, markets, and offer rentable prep kitchen space. We sublease space to a variety of other businesses within our complex including a bakery, apothecary,
creamery, and an aquaponics project farming tilapia fish and using that "wastewater" to grow herbs and leafy greens".
"Each Popsicle is made with only the finest all natural and organic ingredients. They are handmade in small batches. My goal is to support local farmers while making these fun flavored popsicles".
"We grow herbs and flowers , make tinctures, elixirs, balms, teas,body care products, natural cosmetics ,floral waters, farm goods and more. we offer consultations and craniosacral work. join our herbal , dairy, or farm C.S.A.'s !!!"

Several local vendors came out to sell their wares...
Casco Bay Butter was there....(I love all their butters)!

This gal selling her jewelry....

Some granola style bars....

And I was soo happy to finally try a Pure Pop! 

I choose the Avocado Lime - IT. WAS. A. MAZING.

NEW vendor Maine Original Tea Co. was there with their super cool old fashioned truck....

And the entrance to my friend Laurens new Apothecary were you can get her cheese, other dairy, some of her farm products and maybe an elixir!

Portland Cap & Stem Co., mushroom people!

AND music!

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Summer Soaps

We are in the thick of summer here in Maine.  Hot and sunny, beach bound or on a lake, summer days are longing for all things sweet, tropical and fruity.  
I will have my new warm and toasted Island Coconut soap...
( I just love these old fashioned botanical type prints)
 and sweet, fresh and juicy Mmmango!  with me at the farmers market this week. 
And coming up very shortly after is sweet and tart Squeeze of Lime.
All soon to be available on the WEBSITE too.