14 applications were received and through a random drawing the following eight have been chosen as the 2018 recipients of WeDo Fudge's Generosity Program. Puget Sound Anglers (April), Sequim High School Class of 2019 (May), Media Spotlight (June), Clallam County Homeless Outreach (July), United Way of Clallam County (August), Sequim Community Aid (September), Peninsula Friends of Animals (October) and Parenting Matters Foundation (November).
The fudge Drive-Thru Season begins Tuesday April 3rd. 20% of all sales during the month of April will be donated to Puget Sound Anglers who are dedicated to preserving quality fisheries.
In keeping with our mission of being generous, during the months of April through November, WeDo Fudge has donated all proceeds of the Peanut Butter Chocolate fudge sales from the drive-thru to a different non-profit each year. In years past we have donated to the Seattle Children’s Hospital Guild, KSQM Radio station, and provided a Peninsula College Scholarship. This year, in celebration of our 5th year in business, we will donate 20% of all drive-thru sales to a different non-profit each month.
Any non-profit wishing to be considered as a recipient of these funds must complete a short application by February 15th. The applicants will be determined by March 1st and the non-profit will receive 20% of all sales from the drive-thru the 1st week of the month following their designated time frame.
In August, we held a peanut butter drive to benefit the Sequim Food Bank. To sweeten the effort, we gave each participant a FREE piece of fudge. 64 lbs. (more than double from last year) and $53 in tips was collected and donated.
We thank the people of Sequim for supporting the food bank. Sequim is such a great place to live because of all the generous hearts that live here!
All funds donated to the Food Bank go towards helping distribute food to Sequim residents in need. Annually, the Food Bank operates on about $200,000 in monetary donations along with about $650,000 of in-kind food donations. It helps feed more than 2,100 families with the financial support of many thoughtful individuals, organizations, businesses, church congregations, and local foundations. Contributions help ensure a steady supply of important basic foods, especially milk and eggs which are very difficult to obtain via donation.
Sequim is known as the “Lavender Capital of North America.” While the plant grows well in other areas, it thrives in Sequim, which is home to many lavender farms. Each year during the third full weekend in July, Sequim has a lavender festival to celebrate the beauty and uses of the plant.
One of the things we learned upon relocating to the area five years ago is in addition to being a pleasant fragrance used in soaps and candles, lavender is edible! A culinary variety of lavender gives a unique seasoning to many foods such as salads, potatoes, meat, cookies, and even fudge.
During the month of July, WeDo Fudge provides several farms their own unique lavender fudge flavor that can be purchased solely from them. Some of the flavors are Dark Chocolate Lavender, Lavender Mocha, Salted Carmel Lavender, and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Lavender. Our newest offering which we call, “Summertime in Sequim” (Raspberry Lemonade with Lavender) can be found each Saturday at our booth at the Sequim Farmer’s Market. As people tour the area, they can pick up one or more flavors to try or give away as gifts. It is a great way to celebrate and share the beautiful Olympic Peninsula.
Want to learn more about the many uses of lavender? Click on the following link: https://whatscookingamerica.net/Lavender.htm. We hope to see you in July!
The Drive-Thru season has begun and you will see some new signage. Drive-Thru Prayer is now available at Sequim’s fudge stand. Tuesday-Friday 12-5pm you can drive-thru for prayer. You can either write your prayer request for the staff to pray for at a later time, or someone will pray for you right there and then.
We realize that most people aren’t there for fudge, but for comfort. Comfort for themselves or a loved one. We of course don’t want you to stop being comforted by fudge, however, we are honored to encourage you through prayer as well.
WeDo Fudge had the opportunity to pair their fudge with Olympic Cellar’s ports during the Wine, Cider and Chocolate tour. Pairing wine and fudge is a match made in heaven for the foodie and wine connoisseur wrapped in one. Just as with wine, fudge presents a complexity of flavors and textures, with the potential for subtle changes with each new flavor.
"The pairing of the rose port and Dark Chocolate Raspberry Jalapeno fudge is like a party in my mouth!" - Eric, Bremerton WA