Thursday, July 7, 2016

Summer's Here and It's Hot

7-inch 3-layer Diabetic-friendly Chocolate Cake frosted in Vanilla
We are taking lots of orders for cakes so don't hesitate to call us (520-954-2409) to place an order; that is better than trying to order on-line.  It's important to get all your questions answered and for us to get your order just right.

Now that it is summer (and so hot), and the customer flow has slowed down at the Saturday St. Phillips farmers market, we are on hiatus for the summer JUST FROM THAT MARKET. We shall return in the fall when the customers do.

Fresh Banana Strawberry Cake frosted in Vanilla

We continue to do the Sunday Heirloom Farmers Market at Rillito Park (4502 N. 1st, where the racetrack is, on the north side of Rillito Wash).  8 am - noon, and we are set up in Pavilion 1.  Please come see us there!  

You can "like" us on Facebook, and then you will see our Friday morning post, in which we remind everyone and confirm that we will be at Rillito Park on Sunday morning. We also post some of the highlights of what we will have that weekend.

Typically, we have a layer cake (Chocolate Brownie, Carrot, Banana Chocolate Chip), a pie (Fresh Peach, Triple Berry, among others), 2 kinds of muffins (Blueberry Blue Corn, Orange Coconut Pineapple, Peach and Blueberry Oat Bran, Lemon Raspberry), tea breads (Banana Walnut, Carrot Bread, Zucchini Bread), cookies (Chewy Oatmeal Craisin, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip, Chocolate Chip Pecan, Molasses Ginger, grain-free Lemon No Sugar Cookies), bars (Apricot Date, Lemon), and Chocolate Doughnuts (baked).

On the savory side, we usually have 2 kinds of sandwiches (Chickpea Tuna, Roasted Veggies in Pesto Panini, Hummus & Veggie Slaw) on Dave's Killer Bread.  We also have the chickpea tuna in 8 oz containers.  Soup in 16 oz containers to heat at home (Pumpkin Lentil, Black Bean & Sweet Potato, Mulligatawny, Minestrone, Pasta y Fagioli, Chili, Split Pea, Watermelon Gazpacho).  Some weekends we have Roasted Veggie Pesto Lasagna with Puttanesca Sauce; some we have Roasted Poblano Chili Casserole.  Other dishes in rotation include Curried Quinoa Salad, Caponata, Seitan Bowl, gluten-free (mild) Szechuan Noodles.  

Please feel free to call us to verify a dish you are looking for.  You are welcome to join our "regulars" who place an order from the weekend's menu.  You may pick up Sunday at Rillito Park, or after Monday afternoon at New Life Health Center at 4841 E. Speedway (

Crossroads Coffee, 8898 E. Tanque Verde, carries a wide selection of our baked goods for your convenience and enjoyment.  They have great coffee, too!

One more cake:

Diabetic-friendly Chocolate Cake w/Blueberry Glaze and Vanilla Frosting

Monday, May 2, 2016

May: Mother's Day, and Graduations

We are taking orders for Mother's Day cakes, and for graduation cakes - or more commonly, for a "dessert buffet".  This means trays of individual servings of desserts you have chosen: brownies, cupcakes, tarts, for example.  Please call 520-954-2409 to discuss or place an order.
Lemon Berry Cake

Orders can be picked up on Saturdays at St. Phillips Plaza farmers market where we are set up from 8 am - noon. (SE corner of River and Campbell) 
On Sundays, we are set up at Rillito Park farmers market, also 8 am - noon. (4502 N. 1st Ave., just south of River at the racetrack)
For other days of the week, we shall make arrangements when you call.

Carrot Cake decorated for Mother's Day
All our cakes are made with organic whole-grain oat flour, gently sweetened with "other than cane sugar" (maple syrup, agave, fruit syrup, organic birch sugar), and made with no added fat or oil.  Our specialty is custom order cakes, made to your diet preferences or requirements.  Please call 520-954-2409 with questions, or to place an order.

We had a beautiful, mild May last year where it was gorgeous at the farmers markets every weekend; let's hope for another this year!

Thursday, March 24, 2016

Easter and into April

Easter and Spring cakes and cupcakes

We are taking orders for Easter cakes and cupcakes - and all the time! We make special order birthday cakes, wedding cakes, "smash" cakes, baby shower cakes - or anything else you can think of.  Above, you see the Easter bunny cake, Easter basket cupcakes, and Lemon Berry Cake.  All are vegan (exception:  there's beeswax in the natural jelly bean glaze - we can substitute berries, or you can bring us jelly beans of your choice :-), organic whole-grain oat flour that's gluten-free, gently sweetened with agave, maple syrup, or organic birch, made without added fat.  And so, all are hearty, delicious - and you get a good strong energy from eating them.

For Easter:  the Bunny Cakes are $25, and come in chocolate, carrot or coconut.
The Easter basket cupcakes are $3/each, and also come in carrot, chocolate or coconut.
Please call 520-954-2409 to order.

You may also "take your chances" at Saturday St. Phillips Plaza farmers market, 9 - 1.  (SE corner of River and Campbell)
And, Easter Sunday at Rillito Park farmers market, 8:30 - 12:30.  (on 1st Ave south of River)

The 7-inch, 3-layer Lemon Berry Cake (serves 12-15) is $45.00.

As we go into April, we see that we will be at St. Phillips farmers market every Saturday morning, and Rillito Park farmers market every Sunday morning.  

*Exception:  there will be a VegFest on Sunday April 24th at The Whistle Stop 10 am - 6 pm.

U of A Mall farmers market will be held on 3 consecutive Wednesdays in April:  the 6th, 13th and 20th.  10 am - 2 pm on the lawn in front of the Student Union.

We are donating baked goods (cookies, muffins, brownies, apricot date bars) to the Vegan Bake Sale on Sunday April 10th to raise money for Ironwood Pig Sanctuary.

Thursday, February 11, 2016

February Fun

This month is flying by!  We had a great market at the U of A Mall on Wednesday the 10th.  Too busy even for pics!  The Peach Blueberry Oat Bran Muffins were a big hit, as well as the Chocolate Heart Pillows, and the heart-shaped Cherry hand pies.  And Roasted Veggie Pesto Paninis!

Saturday, February 13th, 9 am - 1 pm:  St. Phillips Plaza farmers market.  Yes, we will have Chocolate Raspberry Hearts for Valentine's Day!

Sunday, February 14th, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm  Rillito Park farmers market, 4502 N. 1st Ave, SE corner of parking lot, Food Pavilion (NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 1/2 HR EARLIER)  Yes, on Chocolate Raspberry Hearts!

Chocolate Raspberry Hearts

Saturday, February 20th:  St. Phillips Plaza farmers market, 9 am - 1 pm.  Yes, we'll have Cherry Pie!
Sunday, February 21st:  Rillito Park farmers market, 8:30 am - 12:30 pm.  Yes on Cherry Pie (organic sprouted spelt crust)

Saturday, February 27th:  PHX vegan Food Festival, in Phoenix, noon - 5 pm.  More info:  PHX Food Festival on Facebook

Sunday, February 28th:  Rillito Park farmers market UNLESS WE ARE SOLD OUT FROM SATURDAY'S PHOENIX EVENT.  Please double-check on Facebook:  Green Heart Bakery.  We will post Saturday 2/27, confirming if we'll be at Rillito on Sunday.

Yes, we are taking special orders at all times!

Yes, Crossroads Coffee on Tanque Verde at Bear Canyon carries a good selection of our baked goods.

New Life Health Center on Speedway (one block east of Swan) carries our savory items.

Coming in March:  Saturday, March 5th, Jasmin Singer will speak at The Loft Cinema.  We will be in the vegan food court 5 pm- 7 pm.

Friday, January 1, 2016

Happy 2016 !

Here's our schedule for January:

Saturday, January 2nd:  St. Phillips Plaza famers market, 9 am - 1 pm
Sunday, January 3rd:  Rillito Park farmers market, 9 am - 1 pm

Saturday, January 9th:  Equine Voices Rummage Sale and Fundraiser at their ranch in Amado, 8 am - 2 pm
Sunday, January 10th:  Rillito Park farmers market, 9 am - 1 pm

Every following Saturday in January:  16th, 23rd and 30th:  St. Phillips Plaza farmers market, 9 - 1.

Every following Sunday in January: 17th, 24th and 31st:  Rillito Park farmers market, 9-1

Crossroads Coffee carries our baked goods.  8898 Tanque Verde Rd (at Bear Canyon) 520-305-3215

New Life on Speedway, and New Life on Broadway carry our savory items and some sweets.  Call to check:  Speedway 520-795-7862.  Broadway 520-747-9413

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Wrapping Up 2015

Yes, it's time to order Rainforest Cakes (shown in the header photo above), especially if you'd like me to ship them for you.  I gift-wrap them and/or they come in a white burlap bag with a hang tag and gift enclosure.  This is the 22nd year!  Call me 520-954-2409 or email me.  Here in Tucson, they can be picked up at the farmers markets. Click on the Rainforest Cake page (listed in right margin) for more details.

Schedule for Green Heart Bakery:

Saturday, December 5th:  Desert Sky Community School's German Winter Market.  10 am   - 6pm  1350 N. Arcadia Avenue, Tucson 85712

Sunday, December 6th:  Rillito Park Farmers Market.  9 am - 1 pm.  4502 N. 1st Ave (next to race track)

Wednesday, December 9th:  U of A Mall Farmers Market (in front of Student Union) 10 am - 2 pm.

Saturday, December 12th:  St. Phillips Plaza Farmers Market.  9am - 1 pm.  St. Phillips Plaza, SE corner of River and Campbell

Sunday, December 13th:  Rillito Park Farmers Market.  9 am - 1 pm  AND

The Loft Cinema - outdoor food court.  3 pm - 5 pm.  Dr Michael Gregor speaks at 5 pm in theatre.

Saturday, December 19th:  St. Phillips Farmers Market.  9 am - 1 pm St. Phillips Plaza, SE corner of River and Campbell

Sunday, December 20th:  Rillito Park Farmers Market. 9 am - 1 pm.  4502 N. 1st Ave (next to Rillito Race Track)

Last days to pick up holiday orders:  Mon and Tues, Dec 21 and 22.

Sat/Sun Dec 26/27   CLOSED.

Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Holiday Time!

The festival season is behind us (we really enjoyed the Sahuarita Pecan Festival on November 14th), and now it's full-steam ahead for Thanksgiving...and then the gift-giving celebrations of  December.
Please note that we supply 3 stores:  New Life on Speedway (1 block east of Swan), New Life on Broadway (1 block east of Craycroft) and Crossroads Coffee on Tanque Verde (at Bear Canyon).  You can always check with them by phone to see what they have in stock, in case you cannot get to the farmers markets.

Organic Apple Pie w/spelt crust behind our savory items
We are back on our farmers market schedule! We always have an assortment of savory and sweet items.  This holiday season we are showcasing Pumpkin Pecan Uncheesecake, Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake, Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake.  Our Carrot Cake, Chocolate Brownie Cake and Apple Pie continue to be very popular.
Chocolate Pumpkin Uncheesecake with Carrot Cake

Saturdays:  St. Phillips Plaza farmers market (SE corner of River and Campbell) 9 am - 1 pm.
Sundays:  Rillito Park farmers market (4502 N. 1st) 9 am - 1 pm

Yes, it's time to order for Thanksgiving!  Last day to pick up is Tuesday, November 24th.  Then we will be closed until December 1st.
Pear Cranberry Upside Down Cake