While at the Talkeetna Bachelors Auction and Wilderness Woman Competition each December we always visit the annual bazaar at the Talkeetna Elementary School. Although we frame this as “supporting the local economy,” it’s really just an excuse to sample local crafts and, yeah, the local baked goods.
Also the goat-milk soap table, run by a pleasant woman named Brenda Hogan. I bought a few odd-sized scraps from her last year and the soap was luxurious stuff.
This year I decided to share the wealth by giving away some of her artisanal soap. Not scraps, either: two full-sized bars.
The fragrance: violet-rosemary.
The effect? Delicious.
If you’d like to support Talkeetna’s local economy directly, you can e-mail Brenda at email@example.com. She says she does flat-rate shipping.
And if you’d like to support it indirectly, enter to win these two handmade soaps:
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The deadline to enter is 7 p.m. PST Tuesday, Feb. 18. If I don’t hear back from the winners by 10 p.m. PST Wednesday, Feb. 19, I’ll pick a new winner.
Note: Due to the high cost of international shipping, a winner who lives outside the United States will be given an Amazon gift card and the soap will go up for grabs again.