Everyone is invited to taste gluten-free samples and learn more about resources for those who must follow gluten-free diets, from 8 a.m.-3 p.m., Sunday, May 17, at Draeger's Market in Blackhawk. The event will kick off the market's Gluten-Free Club, which provides members with updates, access to dietary experts, gluten-free samples and other resources.
Special guest Katie Taylor of the Taylor Family Foundation and founder of Miglet's Gluten-Free Bakery, will be baking and selling her cupcakes and cookies. Her mother, Elaine Taylor, founded the Camp Arroyo for medically challenged children, including Celiac Camp for children who suffer from this multi-symptom (often gastro-intestinal), multi-system disorder. It is activated by eating gluten, proteins found in wheat, rye and barley. May is Celiac Disease Awareness Month.
"As a small, local business, (Draeger's) have been able to quickly respond to my requests for help, often researching and bringing in new gluten-free items if needed," said Elaine Taylor.