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Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast and Farm

Cottage Food Business

Completely powered by the 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 baked goods like breads, muffins, and cookies as well as 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.


Baked Goods (featured selections)

European style artisan breads made with ferments and starters, simple, tasty fresh muffins without the artificial flavors, fillers or preservatives, and hand-crafted cookies made with real organic butter, organic sugar and not much else — these are among the many products we like to share, from our kitchen to yours.

Latvian Sourdough Rye Bread

Based on a traditional Latvian recipe, enjoy this hearty rye bread. 8-inch by 4-inch loaf.

Artisan White Round Loaf

If you love a loaf with a crispy crust and soft bread inside, this loaf is for you. It takes 48 hours to ferment the dough, which is then baked at high heat inside a Dutch Oven, providing a great crumb, flavor and texture.

Farmstead Butterhorn Rolls

No butter needed for these crescent-shaped, soft and fluffy dinner rolls. Made with pumpkin, keeping the rolls moist and adding a rich yellow color and mouth-watering flavor.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

For over twenty years, the award-winning Inn Serendipity B&B has been baking up these tasty morning muffins — and now you can get your own personal batch. Our guest favorite are pumpkin chocolate chip muffins. Each batch is baked just for you, with organic and Wisconsin-grown ingredients harvested fresh from the gardens at Inn Serendipity.

On Wisconsin Decorated Chocolate Sugar Cookie

Buttery chocolate cookie in the shape of our great home state. In the team colors of our favorite football team, of course! Two color cookies.

Alexander Cake

Featured in the Winter 2017 issue of Edible Madison, this is Lisa’s mom’s award-winning cookie from the Chicago Tribune Holiday Cookie Contest. And in case you’re wondering why, it’s one special bar treat. While this pastry is called “cake” in Latvian circles, it’s really a shortbread bar cookie with fruity filling and frosting on top. It’s said that this treat was first created for and named after a Russian czar who visited Latvia in the early 1800s. You’ll find this cookie on Baltic tables for holidays, weddings and special occasions, like Christmas.


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.