Saturday, March 19, 2011

Bake Sale for Japan On April 2nd

I stumbled across this because of Bake It Pretty and partly because of my sister-in-law.  Here's the original blog post if you'd like to get involved and it's nation-wide!   All money will be donated to Peace Winds Japan, also the partner in Japan of Mercy Corps.

Where: Oakland--Pizzaiolo (5008 Telegraph Ave.)
                  Berkeley--Gioia Pizzeria (1586 Hopkins St.)
                  San Francisco (Mission)--Bi-Rite Market (3639 18th St.)
                  San Francisco (Fillmore)--SPQR (1911 Fillmore St.)
                  San Jose--Roy's Station (197 Jackson St.)
                  Marin--coming soon
                  Peninsula--coming soon
                  Napa/Sonoma--coming soon (email
                  Santa Cruz--Lulu's at the Octagon (at the Museum of Art and History--118 Cooper St.; email
                  Los Angeles--Black Cat Bakery (519 S. Fairfax Ave.; email
                  Portland, OR--coming soon
                  Boston, MA--coming soon (email
                  Philadelphia, PA--South Street Philly Bagel (613 S. 3rd St.)
                  Seattle, WA--CakeSpy Shop (415 E. Pine St.)
                  NYC--coming soon (email
                  Austin, TX--AustinBakes
                  Salt Lake City, UT--coming soon
                  Maui, HI--coming soon
                  Sacramento, CA--coming soon

Sister bakesales: Akron Vegan Bakesale for Japan (Akron, OH) 
                                         Toronto Bakes for Japan (Toronto, ON) 

When: Saturday, April 2nd from 10am-2pm  
Who:  Professional and amateur bakers, cooks, artists, artisans, and musicians coming together around food to make something BIG happen.
How: Want to help?  We'll need bakers, artists, volunteers, and lots and lots of customers.  Please send offers of help to
Why: So we can donate BIG BUCKS to Peace Winds Japan and help our brothers and sisters over there in the best way we can.  Stay tuned for details.

We will be folding 1,000 paper cranes to send to friends in Japan.  Do you have origami paper to donate?  Can you teach others how to fold cranes on the day of the sale?  If so, send me an email.

Our long list of accomplished collaborators includes folks from: 
  • Pizzaiolo
  • BiRite Market & Creamery
  • Gioia Pizzeria
  • A16 & SPQR
  • Chez Panisse
  • Peko-Peko
  • ClaireSquares
  • Tartine Bakery
  • Summer Kitchen Bakeshop
  • Starter Bakery
  • Bakers Dozen
  • Viola 
  • Blossom Bluff Orchards
  • Tell Tale Preserve Company

...and so many more that I haven't had time to list.  I will keep adding to this list later in the week!

Last year, we raised $23,000 at our Bakesale for Haiti.  Can we double, triple, or quadruple that number this time?

If you'd like to offer a corporate sponsorship, match, or involve your organization, please email me

Don't live in the Bay Area?  Host your own Bakesale for Japan on April 2nd!  Let's band together and take this thing national.  Email me and I will get you set up.  

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