Tuesday, July 7, 2015

July Marshmallow of the Month: Upland Wheat Beer

Our July Marshmallow of the Month is Upland Wheat Beer. To celebrate National Beer Month, Chef Alexa made a puff with one of her favorite local microbrews. Check out the Bloomington brewery here.

Order this limited edition puff while you still can!


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Christmas in July 2015: Chef Alexa and Sam wish for a concession trailer


Chef Alexa and Sam's big gift for this year is a concession trailer to come see you. That way, we can delight you and new friends with gourmet s'mores and frozen hot chocolate. As you may know, the weather in the summer can be too hot for us to do outdoor festivals selling bags of marshmallows. The puffs we work so hard to make melt in the sun and heat. With an air-conditioned concession trailer, we can venture out across the country to share the marshmallow love.
 We estimate that a vintage trailer with updated safety and kitchen equipment (and a sassy wrap) will cost $10,000. Please help us live our dream of year-round marshmallow glory.
Order a Christmas in July voucher by July 5 and receive a bonus "Get Toasted" tee shirt as modeled by Chef Alexa in the above picture.
Christmas already?
Yes, it is that time of year...for our 5th annual Christmas in July fund-raiser. Thank you to everyone who has invested in us over the years. Did you know that we have built 240sweet without taking out hefty high-interest loans? 
What is Christmas in July? 
Each year, we hold this fund-raiser to make improvements to our operations. You "invest" in us this month by purchasing vouchers in varying increments. In November and December, those vouchers are worth double the amount that you "loan" to us. We use your investment to grow. It is like Christmas for us--and you save on wonderful, handmade gifts for your clients, family, and friends. Just remember how you felt when you first tasted our puffs--Share that feeling and impress everyone on your holiday list.

What do you do with the money? 
You helped us procure new display racks, decor, and signage for expo sales. We also purchased new computers and food photography. Chef Alexa and crew appreciate the new marshmallow cutting knife and thermometers.We did this all with investments from people like you.

Please help us grow with your investment of $25 or more. 

Every couple of days, watch for updates on this year's wish list for Santa from our great 240sweet crew.
How do I participate? 
It is easy! Click here to order vouchers amount from our webstore or by calling Sam at 812.372.9898.

A few things that you should know: 
1. You can use your Christmas in July voucher(s) online, at our 240sweet Artisan Foodworks Studio, and at events where we have a booth such as the Bizarre Bazaar.
2. Vouchers are not valid for purchases from retailers. 
3. A voucher must be used in one transaction. Call our office if you want to send items to multiple addresses.
4. We are a small, small business--so the Christmas in July vouchers can not be used in conjunction with any other discounts or sales. Thank you for understanding. 
5. If you choose, you may use your voucher(s) in any month that you like. However, it is worth double the purchase price in November and December 2015 (and worth what you spend now in all other months). 
6. We do not provide change and/or cash back from vouchers.
7. Also, no discount/promo codes can be used to purchase Christmas in July vouchers. 
8. Your order number is your voucher code. 

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Marshmallow Making Classes on June 21

Are you ready to learn to make marshmallows? Chef Alexa and her crew will be offering classes on Sunday, June 21 during the Artisan Foodworks Market

Even better...
Because it is Father's Day, Dads and Grandpas can participate for free! They just need to be accompanied by one full price admission guest. Creating sweet memories make the best celebrations. 

Call Sam at 812.372.9898 to sign up! 


12:30 on Sunday, June 21

Here's what Em's on the Road says about the classes.

In this hands-on class, Chef Alexa Lemley will not only teach you how to make marshmallows but also how to cut, powder, and bag some that you take home! Learn how to make an at-home version of gourmet marshmallows from start to finish. Learn about the history of marshmallows and sample some 240sweet puffs during this fun-filled demonstration. 

Ages 12 and up. Persons under 18 must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian.Approximately one hour.30 person capacity 15.00 each person. (Includes a free bag of 240sweet marshmallows!)


2:00 on Sunday, June 21

Looking for a fun activity with your favorite 6 to 11 year old? In this hands-on class Chef Alexa Lemley will not only teach you how to make marshmallows but guide you through using cookie cutters to shape, powder, and bag them! Learn how to make an at-home version of gourmet marshmallows from start to finish. Learn about the history of marshmallows and sample some 240sweet puffs during this fun-filled demonstration. 

Children ages 6 to 11. Each individual child must be accompanied by a participating parent or guardian over 18.Approximately one hour.15 voucher capacity $30.00 each voucher (includes a free bag of marshmallows for each participant)Each voucher is good for one adult over 18 (responsible for child) and one child ages 6 to 11.Add another participant for $15.00

Thursday, May 14, 2015

Celebrating the Sap's Donut

Did you know that Chef Alexa comes from family of food innovators? Her Great Uncle Sap invented the mass-produced yeast donut (and a lot of people say the pork tenderloin sandwich) in our hometown of Columbus.

This weekend, we're celebrating the Sap's Donut at our Artisan Foodworks Market. Chef Alexa will be frying up treats in her ode to her great uncle. Read more about his legacy, here.

How do you get one? Join us this Sunday, May 17 from 12:00 to 3:00 pm. Just made a donation to our office manager Dede's Relay for Life Campaign to be rewarded with a warm glazed donut (good while supplies last). 

Artisan Foodworks Market
9600 N US Highway 31
Columbus, Indiana 

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Spring Craft Show this weekend

Join us at the L. Frances Smith Elementary School Spring Craft Show this weekend.

What: Spring Craft Show
Where: L. Frances Smith Elementary
4505 Waycross Dr. Columbus, IN 47203
When: Saturday, May 2nd

Time: 9:00-3:00

Monday, March 30, 2015

Indy Winter Farmers' Market visit the day before Easter

Still need puffs to fill Easter baskets? Join us at the Indy Winter Farmers' Market on Saturday, April 4 to pick up puffs. While you're there, you can select other fun basket stuffers from Chocolate for the Spirit and Literally Divine. Make it an Easter basket to remember!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Meet Us: The Little Kitty

Meet Us:
The Little Kitty

Last November, we welcomed a new team member, the Little Kitty. Originally from Chicago, Illinois, this Ragdoll kitten joined Chef Alexa, Sam, and their other fur children in Columbus, Indiana. He quickly became a favorite member of our 240sweet Artisan Foodworks team and was designated the Chief Purrfection Officer (CPO). 

When the Little Kitty isn't supervising our office activities, he can be found traveling the United States. He loves to ride in the car wearing stylish outfits and meeting people. New friends often remark about how sweet and adorable he is--often they are amazed to see the Little Kitty purring his way through social and work obligations with ease and charm. We doubt there has ever been a better CPO.  

A big fan of shellfish, the Little Kitty loves Chef Alexa's lobster rolls and shrimp dishes. For relaxation and fun, he enjoys playing games on the iPad, swatting at the Turbo Go Round, and frolicking with his adopted animal brothers and sisters.

The Little Kitty celebrates spring with one of his favorite toys.