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Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast and Farm

Cottage Food Business

Completely powered by the wind and sun, Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast and Farm is operated by Lisa Kivirist and John Ivanko, co-authors of HOMEMADE FOR SALE: How to Set Up and Market a Food Business from your Home Kitchen.


We sell a diverse selection of hand-crafted, premium quality, high acid products produced in small batches. Pickles (bread and butter, dill), relish, shrub, pickled pumpkin, and sauerkraut are produced using Extension-approved recipes and made with cucumbers, rhubarb, cabbage, pumpkin, garlic scapes and herbs grown organically on site.



Pucker Ups Dill Pickles

Try to keep a straight face crunching on  these! These sour pickles taste best cold and sliced. Savor the flavor of summer any time of the year.

Ingredients:  Cucumbers, vinegar, garlic scapes, salt, organic sugar, pickling spice, organic mustard seed, dill and a healthy dose of love.

Bread-n-Butter Sweet Pickles

Food legend has it that this style of sweet pickle earned the “Bread and Butter” name during the Great Depression when it was an inexpensive staple along with bread and butter to make a meal.

Ingredients:  Cucumbers, vinegar, organic sugar, salt, tumeric, celery seed, pickling spice, cinnamon and a healthy dose of love.

Dilly Pickle Relish

Sure you can use it on a hot dog, but try this relish as a condiment whenever you might reach for a chutney or ketchup.

Ingredients: Cucumbers, red bell pepper, organic cider vinegar, dill seed, salt and a healthy dose of love.

Serendipity Rhubarb Shrub

Thomas Jefferson savored refreshing drinks made with shrub, and now you can, too. Reaching back to colonial times, shrubs use vinegar and sugar to preserve fruit flavors. Add a splash of Serendipity Rhubarb Shrub to water or sparkling water (perhaps with a Soda Stream) and pour over ice for a zesty pick-me-up. Great for artisanal cocktails, too.

Ingredients: Rhubarb, organic apple cider vinegar, organic white wine vinegar, organic sugar and a healthy dose of love.

Pickled Pumpkin

Don’t compost those pumpkins after Halloween.  Pickle them instead!  We transform our pumpkins into this festive treat.

Ingredients: Pumpkin, organic apple cider vinegar, organic white wine vinegar, organic sugar, cinnamon, allspice, cloves and a healthy dose of love.

Baltic Pride Traditional Sauerkraut

The cabbage, grown organically, is from our Inn Serendipity Farm and Bed & Breakfast.  The recipe, from Extension.  The flavor and taste, just like from the homeland, if you happen to be from Estonia where Lisa’s father was born.

Ingredients: Cabbage, salt and a healthy dose of love.

On all our labels:  This product was made in a private home and not subject to state licensing or inspection.


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