We were happy to sling seitan at the inaugural Taste of Stoneham event earlier this month. Each vendor was encouraged to serve a composed plate at $5.00, so I decided to make available a 5-piece serving of our signature nuggets (that’s a “Wee & Wicked” in our official menu jargon) and a side of tangy seasonal slaw. Having just that one option available made I had some extra time to speak face-to-face with customers. I really valued the opportunity to get to know the devils in the community where Bartleby hangs his horns (our commissary, Food rEvolution, is located in Stoneham).
There were electricity issues during the first hour of the event, and I was sad not to be able to feed people straight away. However, it was amazing to watch the organizers (members of the Stoneham Community Development Corporation) move into full-on emergency mode. They went well above and beyond to make sure things were up and running again ASAP.
The rest of the day was smooth sailing. The weather was perfect, and we saw such a good turnout. So many local families came by to share nuggets and try ALL THE SAUCES. We had lots of positive feedback on the day, and on the fact that our nuggets (and sauces) are always available for pick-up in Stoneham. I was glad to share information about Food rEvolution, since many curious citizens had been watching that building evolve over the years. Having a chance to promote aspects of the commissary, like the various cooking programs hosted there (including our upcoming Spooky Session of the Seitan School!) and the amazing businesses that operate out of the kitchen was the icing on the cake of a wicked awesome day in Stoneham.