Laurentian Small Business Guide: Food & Beverage

Businesses are listed alphabetically.

Food & Beverage

Website:  www.the400east.com

Laurentian:  Robert Brackett '67

Description:  Casual tavern with sports on TV offering American comfort food sourced from local providers.

Website:  www.abbeyscoffee.com

Laurentian:  Suzanne Linton VerSchure '82

Description:  Coffee Shop

Website:  www.ajiritea.com/

Laurentian:  Kate Holby '12

Description:  Ajiri sources award-winning tea and coffee from small farms in Kenya. Ajiri employs 60 women in Kenya to handcraft the packaging for the boxes and sends 100% of the profits back to the region to pay school fees for orphans.

Website:  www.aveleyfarmscoffee.com

Laurentian:  David Mango '11

Description:  Sustainably sourced specialty coffee company. We offer individual coffee bags, regular coffee subscriptions, cool merchandise, and gift bags for the holidays. 

Website:  www.facebook.com/thebittersweetfarm

Laurentians:  Ann and Brian Bennett P'16

Description:  Bittersweet Farm is a small-scale, certified organic, highly diversified agricultural enterprise dedicated to growing food, community, and ecological health. We work closely with St. Lawrence University students and welcome visitors, volunteers, interns, and classes to tour the farm, meet the animals, and experience hands-on, soil-based farming.

Website:  www.bluelinecoffeehouse.com

Laurentian:  Emily Parent '18

Description:  Blue Line is a gift shop and coffee shop located in the central Adirondack Park. We sell locally sourced gifts and unique apparel. We also have a coffee bar with a variety of delicious drinks and strive to create a comfortable environment where people can gather with friends or work on their computer.

Website:  www.bluelobsterbakery.com

Laurentian:  Jenna Swain '17

Description:  We are a home bakery that ships out delicious cookies near and far. I work in hospitality management and began a cookie business to warmly greet guests.

Website:  www.breadeuphoria.org

Laurentian:  Mark Pollard P'24

Description:  Sourdough bread and Pizza are our specialties. Also make breakfast pastries, sandwiches, and salads.

Website:  www.byo.com/

Laurentian:  Brad Ring P'23

Description:  Learn how to make your own great beer at home with your choice of Brew Your Own's print magazine, digital membership, books, virtual online workshops, and more!

Website:  www.briocoffeeworks.com

Laurentian:  Nathan Van Dusen '99

Description:  We’re a small specialty coffee roaster in the heart of beautiful Burlington, VT. We offer a carefully curated selection of vibrant and sweet coffees, as well as the latest coffee gadgetry and brewing wares.

Website:  www.burkecandy.com

Laurentian:  Edward Burke '13

Description:  Making gourmet candy has been a Burke family tradition since 1929. Through four generations, our family has been passionate about making the highest quality chocolates, caramels, toffees, truffles and confections. While some of our family recipes date back almost 100 years, others were discovered with some inspired creativity in the kitchen. We’re not afraid to get our hands dirty, especially when caramel and chocolate are involved. We still make all of our candy and ingredients in small batches using only the finest ingredients, like Wisconsin AA grade butter, natural cane sugar, and freshly roasted nuts.

Website:  www.burlingtonbaycafe.com

Laurentian:  Erika Gobeille '14

Description:  Waterfront locale offering cafe bites as well as ice cream and local beers.

Website:  www.bustedgrapeswine.com

Laurentian:  Nickey Aubin '26

Description:  New York State Farm Winery handcrafting award winning wines from our very own vineyard and other local NY State vineyards. 

Website:  memcla19@stlawu.edu

Laurentian:  Michele McLawrence '23

Description:  I sell cakes, cupcakes, brownies, and all things related to bakery-style products.

Website:  www.confectionsofacakelover.com

Laurentian:  Sarah Rohrs-Chapp '05

Description:  An exclusive bakery located in northwest Pennsylvania! We specialize in cakes, cupcakes, cookies, and other assorted bakery items.

Website:  www.facebook.com/divinedessertsofvt

Laurentian:  Susan Reiner P'22, '24

Description:  Divine Desserts creates handcrafted, artisan, all-natural cakes. Product taste, dessert experience, and the best quality ingredients are the essence of the cakes that we make for your enjoyment.

Website:  bittersweetfarm.bennett@gmail.com

Laurentian:  Ann Bennett P'16

Description:  Dragonfly Herbs at Bittersweet Farm is a small-scale, women-run herbal foods and snack company, providing customers around the country with a variety of tried-and-true products, such as flavored popcorns, jams and jellies, herb mixes and spice rubs, homemade candies, and more. We grow many of the ingredients ourselves on our organic farm and welcome visitors and customers to come see where the magic happens

Website:  www.emberpizza.com

Laurentian:  Griffin and Brackett '67

Description:  Coal-fired, thin crust pizza, wings and pasta plus full bar in a hip, buzzing environment.

Website:  www.fishskiprovisions.com

Laurentian:  Alexandra McCormack '13

Description:  FishSki Provisions is committed to making the best tasting Mountain Southwest foods (Green and red chili mac & cheese and grits) possible and using our sales to ensure that we always have great waters to fish, mountains to climb, and snow to ski. At least 3% of every sale is donated to grassroots conservation or recreational access projects that protect or improve local fishing and skiing resources.

Website:  Gerbers1933tavern.com

Laurentian:  Marcus Corasanti '20

Description:  Neighborhood tavern in the style of an authentic speakeasy.

Website:  https://www.herbandolive.com/

Laurentian:  Constantine Petropoulos '99

Description:  Boutique specialty store and restaurant specializing in the flavors of the Eastern Mediterranean.

Website:  www.labadiesbakery.com

Laurentian:  Tom Metivier P'23

Description:  The first whoopie pie sold in Maine was baked here at Labadie's in 1925. In 2011, the Maine State Legislature designated the whoopie pie as Maine's official state treat.

Website:  www.lakeplacidspirits.com

Laurentian:  Michael Mcglynn '75, P'10

Description:  Micro-Distillery with seven products of vodka, whisky and gin - started 2007 in Essex County NY - ask at your local wine & spirits store.

Website:  https://www.facebook.com/MilkweedTussockTubers/

Laurentian:  Catherine Bennett '16

Description:  As St Lawrence County's only regenerative root crop farm, we provide growers and foodies with unusual potatoes for eating and seed. We also offer farm tours and internships.

Website:  www.mounthollybeer.com

Laurentian:  David Mango '15

Description:  We are a craft brewer headquartered in Mount Holly, VT. Check us out in stores around the Ludlow area (Beer Mountain specifically) and visit our website or Instagram (@mounthollybeer) for updates on where you can snag some!

Website:  www.mountainsidebakerycafe.com

Laurentian:  Katherine Pinney Huck '89

Description:  High quality bakery and cafe featuring mail-order bakery items. We will ship anywhere within the United States.

Website:  www.facebook.com/NewmanZoneMaple

Laurentian:  John Newman '94

Description:  We are a "skip generation" maple farm, building upon the heritage of my grandparents' maple sugaring operation. We harvest and produce a limited supply of the highest quality maple syrup and maple products on our 4th generation, family property. #NYSmaple #MapleJacked

Website:  www.north-country-charcuterie.myshopify.com

Laurentian:  James Forbes '07

Description:  A Chef, his brother and their mother. North Country Charcuterie is a family-owned company, hand-making cured meats in Columbus, Ohio. We source humanely raised pork from nearby farms, use ingredients from Ohio makers including craft beer, cheese, wine, herbs and spices, and cure everything at our own USDA inspected facility. We supply everything you need for your next charcuterie board.

Website:  www.wellfleetpearl.com

Laurentian:  Robert Brackett '67

Description:  Pearl Restaurant and Bar, a seasonal waterfront dining and drinking experience on Wellfleet Harbor, Cape Cod.

Website:  www.portagetaphouse.com/

Laurentian:  Laura Reynolds '84  |  Oquossoc, ME

Description:  We offer wood-fired food, craft beers from Maine, craft cocktails, and a variety of local offerings. Portage is a welcoming environment in a small town with plenty to do.

Website:  www.resurgamfermentation.com

Laurentian:  Henry Ginsburg '11 |

Description:  Wild-fermented, vinegar free, probiotic Hot Sauces made with local produce, fermented for <2 months.

Website:  www.ridgwayfarm.com

Laurentian:  Gordon Ridgway '80, P'16

Description:  We are a family-run farm, including Gordon class of 1980 and Elizabeth class of 2016. Our vegetables, eggs and meat are available locally and our Maple Syrup can be shipped anywhere in the United States.

Website:  rmw4155@gmail.com

Laurentian:  Denise LaMay P'14, 18

Description:  We offer a variety of wines from dry to dessert wines. We also have a gift shop offering a wide selection of locally sourced food items and artisan work as well.

Website:  www.salingersorchard.net

Laurentian:  Tim Salinger '02

Description:  Farm store and bakery. Open 7 days a week. Home grown fruit, local honey, fresh baked pies, muffins and much more. Fresh cider and cider donuts, breads, and farm made foods, plus our new gourmet food bus.

Website:  www.shantyontheshore.com

Laurentian:  Erika Gobeille '14

Description:  Old Fashioned seafood place and raw bar offering classic surf 'n turf and views of Lake Champlain.

Website:  https://www.thepointdc.com

Laurentian:  Peter Sanders '80

Description:  The newest waterfront restaurant in Washington, DC. Located near Audi Field and Nationals Park with a beautiful view of the confluence of the Anacostia and Potomac Rivers. Ample indoor and outdoor dining.

Website:  www.portcapecod.com

Laurentians:  Griffin and Judd Brackett '67

Description:  Buzzy hot spot draws crowds with inventive seafood dishes, a raw bar, cocktails & hip digs.

Website:  www.timberandsalt.com

Laurentian:  Stewart Putney '91, P'22

Description:  Timber & Salt is an upscale, full-service restaurant specializing in craft cocktails and seasonal California cuisine.

Website: www.villagediner.com

Laurentian:  Denise Davis (LaBar) '03, M'04

Description:  Enjoy a delicious home-cooked meal at this popular Alumni-owned & operated family Diner located in downtown Potsdam, 11 miles from campus. Reloadable Gift Cards available- they make the perfect gift. Signature Homemade Desserts on display make it worth the trip.

Website:  www.weirdwindowbrewing.com

Laurentians:  Jack '11 and Emily Droppa '09, M'10

Description:  We are a small craft brewery in South Burlington, Vermont. We have a taproom with a rotating selection of beers, and we also distribute our beers throughout the state of Vermont. Visit our website or check us out on social media!

Website:  www.wildfloraprovisions.com/

Laurentian:  Hannah Collins '13

Description:  WildFlora Provisions' mission is to provide tasty, healthy and convenient food options for those who need to follow an anti-inflammatory healing diet, such as the Autoimmune Paleo Protocol, to manage chronic health symptoms. All provisions are made fresh in small batches and are gluten-free, dairy-free, Paleo, Vegan, and most importantly, help bring joy and ease into the forefront of our lives.

Website:  www.wyomingwhiskey.com/shop 

Laurentian:  David DeFazio '92

Description:  Wyoming Whiskey makes craft bourbon in the small town of Kirby, Wyoming. All of our bourbons are made with local grains and are sold online through multiple delivery services nationwide.

Website:  www.shop.yamaseafood.com

Laurentian:  Nobu Yamanashi '11

Description:  Wyoming Yama Seafood is a seafood distributor supplying many of the top Michelin rated restaurants on the eastern seaboard. We are now selling to the public and can ship nationwide!