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The New Year brought with it a lot of thought, along with some long hard conversations.

 

We'll be honest, trying to manage becoming a family and balancing that with running a business has been hard. And right now the business isn't performing well enough to justify all the craziness that that balancing act is causing!

 

We need to take a step back from Curious for a while to gain some perspective, evaluate where it's going and how we want to get there.

 

We are not closing down - this is not the end of Curious Confections!

 

We're going to be on hiatus for a while, to spend some time together as a family - something that has been sorely lacking - and to reset ourselves. As such we are departing the farmers markets and suspending special orders for the time being.

 

When we're ready we will be picking up special orders again, both big elaborate cakes and small batches of cookies, just because! This is where we started, and it's where we will return.

 

But, we're not going to be returning to the farmers markets until we're certain that that's the path to take. While we love the markets dearly and are thrilled there are so many to choose from in Austin, our experience and observation is that abundance is contributing to the departure of quite a few vendors, not just ourselves, and is impacting the markets themselves. It's wonderful that customers are spoilt for choice, but there aren't enough consumers to buoy the volume of vendors. There's too much overlap - both in product and the markets themselves - to be sustainable for little guys like us right now. This may change, and we dearly hope it does.

 

We thank each and every one of you for your support. We really love seeing your faces and knowing that we make you all happy with our baked goods. Food is love, food is family, and we love our gigantic Austin family tremendously. We will be back - this is not the end! - and we look forward to making you happy again.


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Our tree is up, our stocking is hung, we're ready and waiting for you. This is your last chance to get some treats and goodies ready for Christmas. And this is your last chance to see us this year!
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It's the weekend before Christmas, and the weather is perfect! Come on down to the SFC downtown market and enjoy the lovely day while perusing locally made wares, possibly for that last minute gem of a gift. We've brought along s'mores kits, peppermint patties, hot chocolate kits and lumps o' coal, amongst other items for your consideration. 
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The Mallow at the Markets this week is gingerbread. Molasses and spice and everything nice, with the added bonus of a festive holiday shape! Just right for last minute gifting or even just spoiling yourself. We'll have them Saturday at the SFC downtown market and Sunday at +HOPE Farmers Market​.
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It's drizzling and a little chilly, but at least you won't be fighting the Holiday crowds for your penultimate weekend pre last minute holiday rush! We have all sorts of goodies to comfort you on a day like today, as well as yummy gifts for someone who has been good this year... and that includes yourself, too. Come down to +HOPE Farmers Market​ and say hi, the weather is supposed to clear up nicely. 
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It's not raining! Or cold! Come on down to the SFC downtown market and get some goodies. We have some great gift options today to help your holiday shopping along: hot chocolate kits and s'mores kits for a start. 
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Breakfast is served at +HOPE Farmers Market​! It's chilly and damp, a perfect day to come by any pick up some yummy comfort treats and curl up back at home to enjoy. 
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Don't forget, it's #smallbusinesssaturday and today of all days is the best possible time you could choose to #shopsmall - when it's chilly and overcast but your local SFC downtown market vendors have come out in spite of common sense and warm homes to be here for you. We're supporting our wonderful friends and customers, won't you come and show us some love too? 
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The Mallow at the Markets this week is green apple. Made with real Granny Smith apples these guys have a great fruit flavor. Come pick a bushel all your own Saturday at the SFC downtown market or Sunday at +HOPE Farmers Market​. 
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It's a chilly and clear day at +HOPE Farmers Market​, and breakfast is served! We have our limited edition pumpkin croissants today, as well as pecan pies and other holiday-ready treats. Don your cool weather finest and come on down, we'd be thrilled to see you. 
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