Our Homemade Bakery
When we write “homemade,” we mean it. Lisa Kivirist is one of a team of three women farmers who successfully sued the State of Wisconsin over the fact that the existing ban on the sale of home baked goods was unconstitutional and influenced by big industry and special interests.
Thanks to this “Freedom to Bake Caucus” with legal representation by the Institute for Justice, Wisconsin bakers throughout the state can finally bake and sell their amazing homemade baked goods. A national leader in the cottage food movement and champion of home-based food entrepreneurs, Lisa and her husband, John Ivanko, co-authored HOMEMADE FOR SALE, the authoritative national guide to launching a food business from your home kitchen.
Savor democracy in action every time you bite into one of the baked treats handmade by Lisa and her family on their Wisconsin farm and bed & breakfast, Inn Serendipity. Featuring organically grown, farm-raised and local Wisconsin ingredients, our baked goods represent more than a cookie or a loaf of bread. They represent the freedom to earn. Come share and be a part of the sweet victory of fighting for what you believe in and the collaborative success of us all. From melt-in-your-mouth, buttery sugar cookies to traditional European rye bread, we're eager to share the flavors from our kitchen with you, your family and friends.
Our story doesn’t stop with great tasting product. We believe in protecting and preserving the environment, too. That’s why our operations are powered completely by the wind and sun, using both a wind turbine and photovoltaic system to generate electricity on site. Deliveries are even made with a Toyota Prius Prime, a plug-in electric hybrid car recharged on the farm.
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.
Quality can’t be compromised. The best products start with the best ingredients. You know, the ones you can pronounce. We use as many organic, local or sustainably-sourced ingredients as possible. That often means organic butter from Organic Valley Family of Farms, Fair Trade certified and organic cocoa and sugar, and free range, farm-fresh eggs from area Soil Sisters farmer friends. Check out the items, like our Iced Pumpkin Cookies or chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, made with our pumpkins, grown organically in our growing fields at Inn Serendipity Farm and B&B. Some of our recipes are from our Farmstead Chef cookbook. Other recipes are based on those passed down in our family through generations. The Latvian ones are perfected by Lisa's mother, Aelita Kivirist.