On a recent Sunday morning, my mom and I checked out the twice-monthly outdoor antique and collectible market at the Santa Monica Airport in Santa Monica, Calif. The market welcomes dogs so Mason trotted along with us. Mason was, of course, more interested in saying hello to all the doggers than sniffing around the mid-century modern furniture but there was one booth that we both loved to linger at: The Brittany Foundation’s bake sale, with proceeds benefiting the nonprofit dog rescue and sanctuary located in about an hour northeast of Santa Monica.
One long table was filled with homemade cookies, cakes, breads and other sweet treats and several smiling volunteers were happy to help, pointing out two vegan options—pumpkin bread and lemon cookies—and offering me a sample. Yes, please! Both were delicious and they boxed some of each for me. The total was six dollars. I gave them $10 and said keep the change! I absolutely love the idea of having a bake sale to raise money for dog rescue. The volunteers that run the bake sale booth at the Santa Monica Airport Antique Market are known as The Brittany Bakers:
“On the 4th Sunday of each month, a team of volunteers dedicates their day to selling homemade baked goods, made with love in the kitchens of The Brittany Bakers, to raise money for the dogs! Come out and meet some of our folks (sometimes we have dogs there too!), have a snack, and enjoy a great time at the Santa Monica Antique Mart!”
*Cause It’s Saturday: Inspired by an abandoned senior dog named Jasmine’s happy ending, which began on a Saturday, DDY sets aside this day of the week for animal cause features. Read Jasmine’s story here.
Editor’s Note, 8.26: We stopped by the Antique Market today and made sure to visit The Brittany Foundation’s booth. We’re happy to report that their vegan oatmeal raisin cookies are delish!