Together, Hayley and James of Gypsy Kitchen have been in the restaurant industry for over thirty-five years. These days you'll find them at the market slinging cookies every Saturday, but did you know that originally they wanted to start a food truck? We're glad they went with the cookies instead! They currently make their goods under the Cottage Food Law, but they are always striving to become a licensed kitchen. The goal is to make it happen in 2017!

When was your business created?

H: We got into the cookie business three years ago, but conceptually four. We started it to work for ourselves because we've always worked for other people.
J: Hayley is the brains, and I'm the conceptualizer- I grew up cooking with my mom and grandma. They taught me detail oriented things that you wouldn't normally teach a seven year old. 

 

Describe your business in one sentence.

H: We do classic cookies with unique twists while adding in humor and creativity.

What's the most popular item on the menu?

J: Cinnamon Roll Cookies. I'd say the runner up is lemon cream cheese or turtle, although it changes every year.

Photo from Gypsy Kitchen

Photo from Gypsy Kitchen

What's your favorite flavor?

H: Peanut Butter Fudge
J: Chocolate Chip
Market Manager: Vegan Shortbread with Raspberry Jam*

*Gypsy Kitchen often features another market vendor, Bilberry Jams and Jellies, in their cookies.

Any new items soon?

H: We have a new apple pie cookie that has yet to be named. You can check out our Facebook page to see our latest creations- sometimes we have contests to name them.

What is another vendor at the market that you frequent?

H: We get a lot of vegetables from Trent at Green Gardens- he's got the best carrots!
J: Cherri's Chocol'art is always great, and the cold brew from Mamaleelu is amazing.

What is a surprising fact about your business?

H: Our packaging is compostable!