August 31, 2020
We were disheartened to have to postpone our Time For Change event this past Sunday, but we do plan to reschedule in the coming weeks. Thank you to everyone who came together this weekend to still support our amazing vendors and non-profit partners. Many asked how they could learn more about the vendors so find them below. See below for how you can support these businesses through donations, online orders or simply following them on social media. Please keep a close eye on our City Foundry social media page for a new date for Time for Change.
Patty’s Cheesecakes: Pat Upchurch, the founder and head baker behind Patty’s Cheesecakes learned to cook from her dad, who was a chef, and her love and passion for cooking started at his side on a small step later. Pat’s grandmother always made the best cheesecakes so when she decided to stop making them, she gave Pat her recipe and mixer to continue the tradition. She created Patty’s Cheesecakes to honor her grandmother and dad’s legacies to spread happiness and joy. Follow her on Instagram here.
ButterLove By LC is owned by La’Crassia Wilderness, and her goals are to introduce you to the magic of natural skincare. She established Butter Love in 2014 by taking her love for healing her own skin and her respect for nature and turning it into a genuinely organic brand. Follow her on Instagram here.
Mama Boogie’s Small Batch Cakery is a named in honor of owner Amber’s grandmother, Boogie. Momma Boogie’s is inspired by southern sweets, forgotten traditions, and the love of family. She bakes in honor of her grandmother, a classy, fearless woman, and shares all the memorable moments through her all-natural, scratch-made pound cakes, cookies and cobblers, giving nourishment to the soul and creating a positive, connective experience with each customer. Follow her on Instagram here.
SimplyCookingWithDonna began years ago when owner Donna was the head of the culinary team for her local church. She then created SimplyCookingWithDonna and now has her own seasoning, YouTube cooking show, and her own cookbook called Simply Cooking with Donna. Fun fact: her husband used to work at the foundry back in the day, and she still remembers the amazing company picnics! You can see her website for her cookbook, seasoning and more and follow her Youtube page here.
C-Rations Grub Hub is owned by Christina Harvey and her husband, Hoover. As both proud Veterans with 40 years of service combined, they began serving food to those in need after they retired. They spread that love of food to the community, and now you can book their food truck! Visit them on Instagram @c_rations_grub_hub or on Facebook at C-Rations Grub Hub
Cafe de LaSha is a Cajun catering company that combines culinary excellence with superior service for unforgettable events. From weddings and parties to corporate events, they have selections ranging from hors d’oeuvres and specialty stations to buffets of fresh, Cajun dishes using fresh seafood, smoked meats, fresh vegetables and more. Visit here to contact them for your next small gathering.
Street Life is a family business run business that has been in operation for over 9 years. They won best gourmet wings at the Midwest Wing Festival in Illinois last year, and their #1 seller is our shrimp po’boy. Follow them on Instagram here or Facebook here. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to book the truck.
JuiceMasters Fresh Juice & Smoothie Truck‘s mission is to provide tasty, convenient, and nutritious fresh juices and smoothies to the Midwestern community in an eco-friendly manner. They work with local farmers to ensure that the freshest, seasonal items make their way into your cup. They support the work of local merchants to bring you, the consumer, a delicious, sustainable product that we can all feel proud of. Find out more about booking the truck on Facebook here.
Northwest Coffee Roasting Company: With three locations in the St. Louis metropolitan area, Northwest Coffee Roasting Company is an artisan coffee roaster serving the Saint Louis community. They embody the legacy of coffee by unifying communities, stimulating dialogue, and providing hand roasted and brewed full city coffee. Visit one of their locations here this week!
Time 2 Eat is a food truck bringing delicious food to the streets with their food truck with burgers, chicken and more. Learn more about how to book the truck for your next event here on Facebook.
Just Popped popped into the scene in 2007 and have provided the freshest, natural and best tasting popcorn in the market. At Just Popped, they live by our company core values: BE HAPPY. BE HUMBLE. BE GOOD. Visit their website to order here.
Wakava is a traditional antioxidant hibiscus drink. Freshly ethically-sourced hibiscus is steeped in chilled cold water, using a special triple filter, to produce our delicious result with less acid. Wakava is healthy, no preservative caffeine drink that also offers a refreshingly smooth beverage that’s ready to drink straight from bottle, served chilled or over ice. Give it a try here.
Crooked Boot: The Crooked Boot offers unique Louisiana Creole Cuisine w/eclectic fusions. They specialize in traditional classic Louisiana Creole cuisines with unique twists. They also offers flavor packed seasonings, sauces & marinades to take home cooked meals to the next level. Learn more here.
12OH7 was created by Jasmine and Brandy who were brought together by their love of food. They are a completely plant-based company, hence the reason for their motto “from our Soil to your Soul.” 12OH7 specializes in catering, pop-ups and private events and you can check them out online here.
St. Louis Surge Women’s Professional Basketball Team: The Surge is the professional basketball team in St. Louis, Missouri, playing all home games at the Washington University Field House Complex. Revolutionizing the impact of sports in the community, The Surge works to build the leaders of today and tomorrow while empowering men and women of all ages by serving as role models and mentors. Our philosophy of recruiting character first, without sacrificing talent, is one of the key factors for our continued success on and off the court. In eight seasons, the Surge has won 5 Regional Championships and 2 National Championships. See how you can support the team here.
Cheryl’s Herbs Group was created by Cheryl’s love of herbs, and she has helped many people in our local community and all over the world. She served as president of NAHA, and trained many to become herbalists. Cheryl’s Herbs was acquired in 2019 by Tiffany Jones, and their goal today is to keep Cheryl’s memories and dreams alive by providing the same holistic care to our community as she once did. Visit cherylsherbs.com for pick-up and shipping. Find them on Instagram @cherylsherbs and Facebook @cherylsherbsSTL.
Mister Finley Pet Bakery was inspired by the love of owners Kareemah and Torre’s dog Ghost who suffers from allergies. They began cooking for him due to his allergies, which also led to baking all of his treats. After seeing how much he loved his treats, they decided to create a business so other dogs could enjoy them as well! The treats can be purchased in person at the Tower Grove Farmers Market, Wagamama, Local Harvest, Green Earth, and Lola and Penelope. They are also available online on our website misterfinleypetbakery.com and on Amazon.
La Femme Rebelle Clothing‘s unique mission is to make La Femme Rebelle Clothing your favorite eBoutique by being adamant, fervent… and almost fanatical about finding long-long-lasting styles before they hit the streets or office or boardroom. They also aim to make you feel special with the exclusivity of their items. No items are restocked, no matter how popular, to ensure you experience that highly specialized boutique experience. Shop here today!
Amaryllis Hair Care wants to share natural ways to take care of our hair and encourage the love of curly hair. We also have a RX Line that treats Alopecia topically. Customers can purchase their items through Facebook and Instagram @amaryllishaircare.
Smock Taper Scissors is a luxury mobile barber shop that can be booked for weddings, event, bachelor parties, etc. Email email@example.com to inquire about the truck coming by your next event. Follow them on Instagram and Facebook.
JW Photography: Owner Jennifer fell in love with photography in high school. Her father introduced her to the art and fed her desire to learn as much as possible about black and white film. She continued her studies and college, and now she has grown her business after 10 years. Jennifer captures family moments as well as beautiful prints for walls and spaces. She is a believer, a wife, a mother, a daughter, a sister and a friend. See her beautiful work here and book a family session with her today here.
Beltshazzar Jewels is the perfect adornment for the modern day voyager. A sophisticated collection of handmade jewelry and leather accessories that sweeps a woman effortlessly from day to night, and from urban to outback. Each one-of-a-kind piece is designed to be a treasured companion along the everyday journey that we call LIFE. Shop Theresa’s beautiful creations here.
L. Rose Essentials is a Black owned and operated wellness brand. Shop here for their wellness roller, face serums, face scrub, and more.
Rich Rags: Rich Rags is an online boutique that offers sexy yet classy, quality and unique pieces. We want ladies that rock our fashion to feel rich while embracing their natural beauty as well. Shop new arrivals here!
SheVotes: a new collaborative initiative by three local women-owned businesses: jewelry maker Collections by Joya, clothing brand 2Lu City, and Golden Gems who united in a non-partisan movement to amplify women’s voices at the polls. She Votes will include fun apparel, accessories and jewelry, but also provide resources and education for women to “sign up, show up, and speak up” in both local and national elections. Shop the collection here.
The Collective STL: The mission of The Collective STL is to bring yoga, health, and wellness to the Black community in St. Louis. We create space in which people can feel safe, we build community to which they can belong, and we do all of this through a culturally relevant practice of yoga. Learn more here.
In addition to our vendors, 100% of ticket sales for Time for Change benefit two local charity partners. Learn more about them here and how to donate!
- Forward through Ferguson was established to be a catalyst for lasting positive change in the St. Louis region as outlined in the Ferguson Commission Report. Embracing the Commission’s mandate, FTF centers impacted communities and mobilizes accountable bodies to advance racially equitable systems and policies that ensure all people in the St. Louis region can thrive. Contribute here.
- Action St. Louis is a grassroots racial justice organization that seeks to build political power for Black communities in the St. Louis region. Action St. Louis builds campaigns that leverages organizing, communications, advocacy and direct action to mitigate harm against our community while fighting for long term transformation. Donate here.