Kids are back in school again and we’ve devoured our share of apple-shaped shortbread in honor of it. But we must admit, here at the bakery we are craving the real thing. On to late September’s harvest of fruit: apples, pears, the last of the raspberries and basil until next summer. Soon you will be finding thumbprints filled with apple jam, rugelach rolled with a pear nut filling and warm scented honey grahams. Once the last, late harvest of raspberries is gone, hubbas and chocolate whoopie pies will go into hibernation until next year. Though with luck you will still be seeing the ruby toned raspberry buttercream into October. We love celebrating the seasons and fall is a bakery favorite, although the weather around here still feels like summer. So ice cream and lemonade will still be around as long as the sun decides to be. Get ‘em while the warm days last!
The Wednesday farmers market at Shemanski Park is in prime, late summer color. We’ve been extra lucky this year as our favorite market lunch choice, Tastebud, installs their oven directly across from our regular spot each week. Which means we get the woodsy smell of campfire clinging to our clothing, in the middle of the day, without any fire-building effort of our own. Though the Saturday PSU farmers market continues well through the holidays, you only have a handful of opportunities left to visit us at Shemanski Park. Wednesday markets will end on Halloween this year, October 31st.
From time to time Two Tarts’ treats appear in places other than the farmer’s market or pastry case at the supermarket or your favorite coffee shops and cafes around town. One of our longtime customers, Eileen Fisher, is hosting an event to benefit Girl Scouts Beyond Bars and we are delighted they have again chosen our cookies to serve alongside those childhood classics. Ten percent of sales at Eileen Fisher that day will go to Girl Scouts of Oregon and Southwest Washington. Visit the Eileen Fisher store at Bridgeport Village on September 22nd to hear about the program firsthand from former program participants and representatives, peruse the fall collection and, of course, enjoy our cookies!
Saturday, September 22nd
10 am to 8 pm
Eileen Fisher at Bridgeport Village
7353 SW Bridgeport Road, Tigard
The swifts are back and if any of you regulars miss seeing Elizabeth at the bakery you can find her for a short while at Chapman Elementary School, offering Swift watchers something tasty to snack on (while the hawk, if it’s lucky, gets a snack of it’s own). For those of you who don’t know about the yearly avian ritual see below for a link to the swift’s website for more information and directions to Chapman.