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Cate Galbally and Dave Hoffman served a variety of Little Baby’s ice cream flavors and sandwiches at their locally-inspired celebration Fresh Berry Tartlets

DESSERT: AMARANTH GLUTEN FREE BAKERY Made in a gluten-free facility, Amaranth’s products include breads, cakes and granola bars. They have a retail location and deliver locally and through the Lancaster Farm Fresh Cooperative.


CATE and DAVE Supporting each other (and local businesses)


ATE GALBALLY AND DAVE HOFFMAN met through a mutual friend who thought they would be a good match. “We exchanged emails for about a month before going on our first date, and the rest is pretty much history,” Cate says. The couple wanted a locally focused wedding. “Philadelphia is filled with amazingly talented people running really cool and unique businesses,” says Cate, naming Sullivan Owens, Posey Booth, Papery and Maggpie Vintage as local shops they patronize. She and Dave chose the Fairmount Park Horticulture Center as their wedding venue because a large portion of the venue fee goes to support Fairmount Park’s programming.

So, when it came to picking something sweet, they chose to do something both local and a little out of the ordinary. “We both love ice cream, so it was a no-brainer when we learned that our favorite shop, Little Baby's Ice Cream, was available for events,” Cate says. The pair thought about creating their own custom flavor for the wedding, but changed their mind after a tasting. Sampling food was, “my favorite part of the wedding planning process,” she laughs. They were so happy with the options that Little Baby’s offered, they decided to just stick to the menu. With flavors like Peanut Butter Maple Tarragon and Vanilla Molasses Peanut Chew, we can’t fault them.

Artisan company launched in 2014 that whips up gourmet ice cream cakes from a rotating seasonal menu.

BRULEE BAKERY Gluten-free French bakery that uses natural ingredients like organic sugar, rice flour, local eggs and fruit to make fruit tarts, macarons and other sweet treats.

CAKE LIFE BAKE SHOP This winner of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars does small-batch, traditional baking prepared with whole ingredients like seasonal fruit and locally sourced dairy. Their doughs, fillings and frostings are made in-house, and are free of shortening and artificial flavors.

HEIRZOOM BAKERY Bakery specializing in fennomes, spiral-rolled, mini fruit-filled pastries originating from Hungary that are prepared with natural, kosher ingredients and come in four flavors: strawberry, raspberry, blueberry and apricot.

LITTLE BABY’S ICE CREAM Kensington-based shop that specializes in Philadelphia-style dairy ice cream, as well as vegan ice creams in wacky flavors like cherry hibiscus and balsamic banana.

NATURALLYSWEET DESSERTS Dairy-free and low-sugar desserts made with fruits and herbs sourced from local Philadelphia farmers. Their menu changes with the season.

THE NIGHT KITCHEN This bakery uses 100 percent butter, local milk and cream, and sources ingredients from Lancaster Farm Fresh in addition to growing their own herbs.

PAPA GANACHE Vegan bakery and social service agency that invites children with mental and physical disabilities to volunteer and work. They use organic and fair trade ingredients, as well as recycled, compostable packaging.

SWEET FREEDOM BAKERY Gluten-free, vegan- and allergy-friendly, Sweet Freedom uses only natural sweeteners and unrefined sugars. HoneyLavender Naked Cake

WECKERLY’S ICE CREAM Shortcake Cupcakes


North Philadelphia “micro creamery” that manages a store for local pick-ups and delivery of ice cream, sandwiches and sorbets. JU NE 2 0 15



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