Wednesday, December 26, 2012
"Ferndale Community Crunch" available now at Treat Dreams.
Ferndale Patch's Treat Dreams ice cream flavor has been made and is ready for you to try! Ferndale Community Crunch/Ferndale Normal - a flavor including mixed nuts and coconut with caramel and a little Valentine Vodka - was suggested by resident Bridget Deegan-Krause in our recent ice cream flavor contest, and readers voted it as the number one idea. The new flavor is now available for sale at Treat Dreams until Dec. 30. Let us know what you think of it! "I'm always amazed by the creativity and flavor ideas that we get from our fans," said Treat Dreams owner Scott Moloney. In fact, he was so impressed with all the great ideas that he decided to make a second flavor - Peppermint Cocoa, which came in second place in our contest! Patch would …
Sunday, December 16, 2012
The votes are in for our ice cream flavor contest with Treat Dreams - find out what Patch's ice cream flavor will be!
Patch partnered with Treat Dreams over the past month to host a flavor contest, giving our readers the chance to help decide what Patch's ice cream flavor should be at the Ferndale ice cream shop. To start, you shared lots of creative ideas on what you thought would make a great "Patch-y" flavor. We handed your ideas over to Treat Dreams owner Scott Maloney and he chose his top five - which wasn't an easy task, he said, with so many great ideas. Readers voted for their favorite over the past week, and it's time to announce the winner. The ice cream flavor with the most votes was Ferndale Community Crunch/Ferndale Normal. Bridget Deegan-Krause came up with the combo, which she said would include mixed nuts and flakes (coconut) lovingly tied…
Thursday, December 6, 2012
Five of your ideas have been chosen and now it's time to vote! What should Patch's ice cream flavor be?
Ready to choose Ferndale Patch's ice cream flavor? Patch has partnered with Treat Dreams to host a flavor contest. Last month, you shared lots of creative ideas on what you thought would make a great "Patch-y" flavor. We handed your ideas over to Treat Dreams owner Scott Maloney and he chose his top five. It wasn't an easy task, he said, as all the ideas were pretty impressive. "The hard part was narrowing it down to five," Maloney said. A few of the suggestions had actually been done there before, and he and his staff also took into account what works well in an ice cream. "Some ingredients will freeze well and others won't," said head ice cream maker Cheryl Allen. Also, "We have to play with things and figure out how to keep them from …
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Tell us your ideas and you could win two free pints of the winning combo!
Wednesday, November 14, 2012
What should the Ferndale Patch flavor be? Tell us your ideas and you could win two free pints of the winning combo.
What flavor of ice cream would you choose for Ferndale Patch? Patch has partnered with Treat Dreams to host a flavor contest. Starting today, Nov. 14, you have two weeks to tell us what you think the Patch flavor should be. Get as creative as you like with the ingredients! This is Treat Dreams, after all - home to flavors like Hot Jalapeno and Sunday Breakfast (yes, with bacon!). Share your ideas by 11:59 p.m. on Nov. 28. We'll send them all over to Treat Dreams owner Scott Maloney who will narrow it down to the top three, and then we'll bring it back to you for a vote. Voting will last one week on Ferndale.patch.com. If there's a tie, the winner will be determined by a random drawing. Whoever comes up with the winning combo wins two free …
Friday, June 10, 2011
"Handmade" extends to food at Ferndale marketplace open only on Saturdays and Sundays.
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Friday, June 10, 2011
The Rust Belt Market has been open for about a month now. Basically, it is a place for purveyors of handmade and/or vintage goods to set up shop and sell to the public each Saturday and Sunday. As its website says, "Ever wish that Etsy existed offline? So did we." Etsy, of course, is an online marketplace where people can buy handmade and vintage goods from around the world. The fundamental problem with Etsy is you have no idea who you're buying from. No matter how dolled up a virtual storefront may be, it is still virtual. Rust Belt Market brings the sellers from behind the keyboard into a public space where buyers can discuss any issues they may have before purchasing an item. When we talk about handmade goods, foods are sometimes …