The 2014 FOCAS and Sustainable Fairfax December 13 Craft Faire was a popular and fun-filled event featuring sustainable crafts and gifts, including recycled sweaters, knit hats, jewelry, pottery, origami ornaments, aromatherapy, handmade soap, and more. Particularly popular were the wide assortment of pin-on animal ears and tails, and the “ear stylists” who fitted them to each potential buyer.
Music was provided by Ukulele Friends Ohana, Jack Irving and Kyle Alden.
The Bake Sale
The winner in the Cookies and Brownies category was a traditionalGerman Christmas cookie, the Zimmt Stern, or Cinnamon Star, made almost entirely of egg whites, almonds, and powdered sugar.
The winner in the Cakes and Cupcakes category was a wonderful Olive Oil Cake, a recipe which has ancient origins in Greek tradition of olive oil and honey cakes (Karithopita) developed prior to the widespread availability of sugar and butter.
A special thanks to Camille Esposito of FOCAS who selected and managed the sustainable local vendors that made this event a huge success.