The G.A.L.A. volunteers are already out and about sourcing local, organic produce to put into the cooking pot for the annual Chili ‘n Chowder Soup Sale that’s a popular tradition of the Wolfeboro First Night activities. Becky Swaffield and Mary Beth Bryant are making the thick, creamy clam chowder – you really don’t want to know how much butter and cream goes into making it so delicious! Becky is also baking her famous gingerbread cupcakes, with espresso frosting and crystallized ginger sprinkles. Nadine San Antonio and Carol Holyoake are mixing up the wicked awesome vegetarian chili, richly made with cumin, coriander, paprika and of course chili. Both the chili and chowder come served in bowl or in a sourdough bread bowl made by Sunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery – last year these sold out in fifteen minutes!
There will be lots of other lovingly, home-baked goodies to enjoy along with plenty of hot chocolate and coffee compliments of Lydia’s Café and the Downtown Grille. Also brewing this year are hot teas from Sumner Brook Herbals. Owner, Jessica Cole will be serving her intriguing and very healthy Chaga Chai made with Chaga, the “King of Herbs” – a powerful, and delicious, immune strengthener and cinnamon, cardamom, black pepper, ginger and clove. And, of course, G.A.L.A.’s signature fender blender, the bike-powered smoothie maker will be put to good use blending up refreshing smoothies made with organic Stonyfield yogurt and blueberries picked in Brookfield by a team of GALAvanters over the summer.
Come along and meet the G.A.L.A. community, chat with Josh and the team about plans for the new year’s schedule of sustainability celebrations already lined up including Study Circles (starting January 5th) and Winter Contra Dance Series (starting January 28th). You’ll find them ready to serve you in the Carpenter School Cafeteria between 6:00 and 10:00pm on New Year’s Eve!