Handmade Pierogi Now For Sale at Mount Salem Kitchen
Normally, weekends at Mount Salem Kitchen are packed with foodies who visit our Hunterdon County farm to enjoy our Central European wine, food and condiments through tastings and cooking classes.
Needless to say, the past two months here have been empty of those crowds – but, we wanted to keep doing what we do best. So, about two weeks ago we began selling prepared meals to-go, snacks and ingredients. But there’s one item that’s been selling out each week within two hours – handmade pierogi. We even increased production by 100% two weeks in a row – and the same thing happened.
Authentic pierogi from our Polish Chief Cooking Officer
Our Chief Cooking Officer, Agnieszka (who also just wrote a cookbook – stay tuned to our blog in the coming week to learn more) learned how to make pierogi while growing up in Poland from her mother and grandmother. Now, she’s sharing these delicious delights with our Mount Salem Kitchen family with some help from her sister, Dorota, and son, Albert.
Our handmade pierogi comes packaged and frozen, making it easy to be cooked in salted boiling water. They can be eaten straightaway or drained, cooled and then browned in a pan with butter, then topped with sour cream or sautéed bacon and onion (our favorite method of prep!)
Customers can choose from a package of the “Agnieszka” (potato and farmer cheese); “Dorota” (potato and farmer cheese with hard-boiled egg and chive) and “Stefan” (cabbage and mushroom).
During times such as these, we’re wondering if perhaps, this handmade pierogi – made with warmth, family and love, as well as significant time and skill – is the ultimate comfort food. We certainly think so.
How to place your order
Place your order by calling us at 908-735-9359 or emailing us at email@example.com. Then, you can pick your pierogi up at our farm at 54 Mt Salem Road, Pittstown on Saturdays or Sundays from 12-6 p.m. Don’t hold back even if you’re in quarantine – we’re happy to deliver your order (and any of our other food products or wines) without a delivery fee within 10 miles of our Pittstown farm.
We’re also happy to work with you on pricing if you’re currently without income. Plus, if you place a large food or wine order along with your pierogi, we can offer the pierogi package for half-price.
You may be used to $7 for a dozen pierogi from the supermarket, but our $20 per dozen pierogi packages reflects the actual cost of producing these bites of comfort by hand – and trust us (and our long line of customers), it’s worth it. We think of it as comparing a filet mignon from locally-raised, grass-fed beef with a McDonald’s hamburger – they both are beef, and have their place in the world, but are not nearly the same thing.