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You have gifts to buy! Parties to host & attend! Meetings! Shopping! Finding time to clean for company!
Who has time for all that?

Relax and let us help you ease your stress! We have many ways for you to bring a personal, high quality touch to all your Holiday, Gift Giving & Party Needs!

♦ Christmas ♦ Hanukkah ♦ New Year ♦ Solstice ♦

  • Gift Cards (20% more free w/every purchase!)
  • Beautifully Decorated Cookies
  • Candy, Pistachio Fudge & Bark
  • Candied Nuts
  • Fabulous Wines: Sparkling, White, Rose, Red, Dessert & Cocktail
  • Locally Roasted Coffee
  • Specialty Cocoas & Teas
  • PLUS our Catering Menu for ALL your party, potluck & gift needs: Fabulous Hors D’oeuvres, Desserts & Complete Celebration Meals!

Stop in Today – We Have Your Party Planning & Gift Giving Covered!

In general, independent local merchants return 68% of their revenue to their community.

Big boxes & national chains return 13%-43%.

Out of town web sites return nothing.

Because we support other local independent businesses, growers and suppliers, it is much closer to 90% of our revenue being returned to our community.

Spend it here. Get more back. The350Project.net and LookLocal iPhone app

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It’s Red Envelope/No Peeking Time!

Every year we hand out our gift to you: one red envelope per visit that is guaranteed to have a prize in it! You bring it back, unopened, in Janauary, and get to redeem your prize! Since we ran out early last year, we doubled our givaway this year and there are 2000 envelopes for you!

Through December 31 (or until they are gone) and everyone is a guaranteed winner!

Prizes include: A free cup of coffee; Free Cookie; Free Dessert A Free Cake; $50 Gift Certificate; A Free Meal, once a month, all year long!

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Farmer’s Markets are still around

Fresh Local Produce Abounds!

Poulsbo Saturdays 9-1 through December 17

Just a bit outside of Kitsap:

Port Townsend Saturdays 9-2 April-December

And if you don’t make the markets try these locally owned business:

Abundantly Green Farm Store 1146 NE Madison Road, Poulsbo, self serve

Local Boys in Purdy Opens first week of May, 9 am-9 pm 7 days a week

Colello’s Farm Stand Produce in Port Orchard is open Tues-Sat 9-7, Sun 10-6

Red Dog Farm in Chimacum, self serve

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OUR FABULOUS WINES

We seek out the best unusual finds at great prices and make them easy for you to get!

We have wines from family owned (often estate) wineries in Washington, Oregon, & Italy, with occasional bottles from other parts of the Pacific NW, Spain, Portugal & France.

We sell our wines at retail prices, not restaurant prices, so that you can have more access to great wines!

Monica’s offers 15% case discount, on straight AND mixed cases.

To see our wine list with tasting notes click HERE

Monica tastes and selects each of these wines for their unique qualities and excellent values, and you will not find this particular selection anywhere else.

There are limited quantities available: these are small batch wines from family owned and often estate vineyards, so once they are gone, they are very often gone for good.

Our wines are usually discounted at our wine tasting events.

Some of these wines are exceedingly rare and collectable, and all of them are wonderfully drinkable! We are passionate about our wines and we are so picky that you know you are getting the best quality for the best price.

We know our collection is small, and we hope you will give our wines a try. And if there is a wine that you want and we do not have, we will help you get it, even if it isn’t from us.

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Monica’s Opportunity Membership

You get more than $350 in savings, plus you get to take advantage of great benefits that are available exclusively to members only!

  • 15% discount on up to 2 meals or snacks every time you come in! ~More than $200 value!
  • Complimentary bottle of wine (your choice of our in stock wines) OR 1 lb of our fair trade, organic, locally roasted coffee (ground or whole bean) ~Up to $20 Value
  • Access to special invitations, discounts and advanced tickets to our fabulous food & wine events through an exclusive mailing list (don’t worry: we NEVER share information) ~Priceless!

Read this letter about our club, written by a successful Executive and Life Coach: my MOM!

$100 One Year Membership

$95 Renewal for Regular Members

$90 Renewal for Charter Members

Sign up today! Print out THIS FORM & bring it in on your next visit!

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We have a Blog! If the name’s the thing, then this thing is fabulous! We call it “Life’s A Banquet…and most poor fools are starvin to death!” after that luscious line in ‘Mame’. It’s all about the food, the wine, our favorite places to eat, and whatever else we want to discuss.

Join the conversation!

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Groupon Schmoopon! Our Deal is SO much better!

EVERY GIFT CARD PURCHASE GETS YOU 20% MORE TO USE AS YOU LIKE!

$25 worth of gift cards gets you an additional $5; $50 gets you $10 more, $75 gets $15, and so on!

Add it to your original gift!
Make it a new gift to someone else!
Keep it for your own rewards card!

Get this deal NOW through December 31st!

Any number of cards! Any amount with a combined total of $10 or more!

No Limits! No Expiration! No Fine Print! You can even give it all to yourself!

OUR GIFT CARDS EARN YOU REWARDS!

Does someone love you enough to have given you a Monica’s gift card?

Have you loaded one up for yourself?

All of Monica’s gift cards act as rewards cards! Even if you no longer have a monetary balance on your card, you will still earn points with every meal purchase. You can track your balance online, but you don’t have to do anything; we keep track of everything for you! Simply present your card each time you make a purchase and we will add your points on. If you want to maintain a monetary balance, we will take care of that for you, too! No need to carry cash or credit cards, just your Monica’s card!

  • LEVEL 1 (25 points): A Free Cookie OR Coffee Drink
  • LEVEL 2 (50 points): A Free Dessert
  • LEVEL 3 (75 points): Free Dessert AND Beverage
  • LEVEL 4 (100 points): A Free Meal! Dessert AND Beverage Included.
  • LEVEL 5 (150 points): 2 Free Meals!! Desserts AND Beverages Included!

The fine print: You earn points for your own meals, or the equivalent. Any exceptions are at our discretion. Catering, special orders, special events, wine and bulk orders do not generally earn points. See the back of your card for other disclaimers and instructions for how to look up your balance online.

Check your balance

Click on the above link, type in your card number in the “Balance Check” box and you can see how much money and how many points you have!

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Did you know that 50% of Kitsap’s Homeless Population is now FAMILIES? Many of these families, with school age and younger children, are living outdoors. And that is only counting those families who were willing to be counted…

Everybody needs a little help sometimes…

We Always Accept Donations For Our Neighbors In Need!

Please make sure all items are clean and in good repair. Bring them in to us any time and we will get them to those who need them the most.

We work with several charities, and right now our main focus are these three special providers, all of whom are right here in our own back yard:

*Central Kitsap food bank

*Pastor Art Speight’s ‘Taking It To The Streets!’ Ministries

*Animal Rescue Families

Here is a list of most needed items to help get you started:

*Gift cards for gas purchases (many people who live in their cars have a hard time getting to jobs, school, meals and other assistance, due to the lack of gas money)

*Small propane canisters for camp stoves

*Flashlights & batteries (Sturdy quality please: for many this will be the only source of light for homework and late night diaper changes, etc…)

*Clothing, especially thermal underwear (all sizes, men’s/women’s/kids)

*Boots *Rain ponchos (kids sizes too)

*Blankets *Sleeping bags

*Single rolls of wrapped toilet paper and individual tissue packets

*Hand sanitizer, antibiotic ointment, bandaids, mole skin, etc…

*Personal sized soaps/shampoo/razors/deodorant/shaving cream, etc…

*Diapers and baby wipes

*Feminine products

*Stamps *Pre-paid phone cards *Kitsap Transit bus tokens

*Grocery store gift cards of $25 each

*Small ziplocs of laundry detergent

*Camping foods (Canned or dried foods that store well)

*Cooking equipment (like for camping)

*8×8 or 10×10 Tarps (brown & camouflage only please, no blue)

*Money so that we can buy what our neighbors need most.

*SPECIAL NEEDS RIGHT NOW: BACKPACKS AND SLEEPING BAGS*

If you have extra backpacks or sleeping bags, or come across some at a garage sale, please make sure they are clean and in good repair. Then bring them in so that we can get them to those who need them.

Check out more info on our homeless population at the

Kitsap County Coalition for the Homeless

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West Sound Home & Garden Magazine featured us in the Summer edition!

Alison Pride, our favorite local writer, tried unusual and delicious chocolate treats all around Kitsap County! Check it out HERE

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Press Release for November, 2008
Monica S. Downen, Owner
Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café
3472 NW Byron St.
Old Town Silverdale, WA
Monica@waterfrontbakery.com 360-698-2991

Paul Burman, Communications Manager
Carbonfund.org
1320 Fenwick Ln, Suite 206
Silver Spring, MD
pburman@carbonfund.org
240-247-0632

Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café Takes Sustainability Leadership Role by Becoming Carbon Free

[Silverdale, Wash — November, 2008] Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café announced that they are offsetting their carbon emissions with Carbonfund.org, one of the country’s leading carbon offset organizations. Monica’s was able to offset the emissions of their business and each one of their employees. By joining Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Partner program, Monica’s has joined a national movement of businesses and organizations that are leading the fight against global warming. Leading by example, Monica’s hopes to encourage everyone to take positive steps to make a difference.

“We want to leave a smaller footprint on this earth and we want to help our employees, and the community at large, to do the same. We feel like this is one way to really make a difference with our efforts, and that is extra important in this time when so many are feeling helpless,” said Monica Downen, owner and operator of Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café. “Monica’s Team is grateful to each customer who walks through our door. We know that you choose to come here and spend your time and money with us. We want you to know that we are taking our responsibility, being active in our community, and taking better care of you with every bite you take.”

Carbonfund.org’s CarbonFree® Partner program supports renewable energy, energy efficiency, and reforestation projects in the U.S. and abroad to reduce CO2 pollution and help hasten our transition to a clean energy future. To date, Carbonfund.org has worked with over 900 business partners to be part of the solution to global warming, encouraging all businesses to reduce what they can and offset what they can’t.

“I love it every time we are able to partner with a small business that is just trying to do what is right for the climate,” said Eric Carlson, Executive Director of Carbonfund.org. “Businesses like Monica’s are offsetting for all the right reasons – their commitment to the environment is commendable and we are looking forward to helping them continue to find ways to reduce and offset their carbon impact.”

About Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café

The Team at Monica’s is known for thinking globally and acting locally, and actively giving back to the community. Monica’s has focused on sustainability since their first day of business, when they put in CFL bulbs in all the light sockets. From organic, fair trade and locally roasted coffee to regionally produced flour, and everything in between, they source locally and/or organically whenever possible, utilizing suppliers that are also committed to sustainability. The team composts their food waste, recycles everything that the county allows, subscribes to green power, purchases post-consumer recycled products, uses chemical-free cleaning supplies except where required by law, and promotes re-use and sharing of items.

You can learn more about Monica’s Waterfront Bakery & Café, Carbonfund.org, and their other suppliers by visiting their web site at www.waterfrontbakery.com, or visiting in person at 3472 NW Byron St, Silverdale, WA 98359.

About Carbonfund.org

Carbonfund.org is one of the country’s leading carbon reduction and offset organizations, making it easy and affordable for individuals, businesses and organizations to reduce their climate impact. Carbon offsets enable individuals and businesses to reduce carbon dioxide emissions they are responsible for in their everyday lives by supporting renewable energy, energy efficiency and reforestation projects where they are most cost effective. Carbonfund.org works with over 900 corporate and nonprofit partners including Discovery, Volkswagen, Amtrak, Dell, Orbitz, Staples, and JetBlue.

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