You may recall the unique, local cookie maker we told you about last month in Side Dish
: Salt + Butter Co.
You can still purchase baker Mundi Ross'
cool creations, such as chocolate anise cookies with gingered pears, at the Colorado Farm & Art Market
while it remains in full-swing.
But Ross has another appeal for those who love what she does: She wants you to vote for her in the Martha Stewart American Made
contest now through September 13 — six times a day. (Gone is the era of the single vote in the age of online popularity contests ...)
Ross says she can win $10,000, which "would be a great resource to take my business further!"
From the contest page's profile, here's the business pitch:
After years of working in traveling theater, my husband and I decided to settle down in Colorado. I was excited to be part of a community after so many years on the road and decided that the next step of my career should be something that I could create and build myself. My love of baking and my adventurous spirit naturally combined in my kitchen one day and the unique combinations that drive salt+butter co were born. I experimented with all kinds of different flavors and ingredients and used my husband and friends as guinea pigs. Everyone liked my cookies so much that I tried out a local farmer's market and sold out in two hours. That sellout got me invitations to markets and local shops all over town which means three months into this adventure I am already busier than my tiny home kitchen can handle. My next step is to move into wholesale with the ultimate goal being a brick and mortar shop of my own.
And a short video: