A leading advocate for cottage food entrepreneurs, Lisa Kivirist served as a plaintiff in the successful lawsuit against the State of Wisconsin with a judge eventually declaring the ban on the sale of home baked goods unconstitutional. As a result, she and her family launched Inn Serendipity Fresh Baked Homemade Bakery, offering truly homemade bakery items to the local community and throughout the State of Wisconsin. At their home, they regularly offer hands-on workshops related to launching cottage food businesses from your home.
Lisa and her husband and co-author-and-photographer, John Ivanko, also write extensively on topics related to homemade food products or on-farm food service, like farm-to-table dinners on the farm or "pizza farms." They work with Renewing the Countryside, an organization that offers on-farm food service training programs.
As author of seven books, a national speaker and recognized spokesperson for the national sustainable agriculture movement, Kivirist is a regular presenter at numerous national conferences and library, university and community events. In addition to Homemade for Sale, she authored Soil Sisters and is co-author of Farmstead Chef, the award-winning ECOpreneuring, Rural Renaissance, Edible Earth and Kiss Off Corporate America.
Kivirist is a sought-after expert for the media, featured in The New York Times, USA Today, Conde Nast Traveler, MSNBC and on various radio programs across the country, including Martha Stewart Radio, the Sirius Satellite Network and Good Food on KCRW.
Lisa Kivirist serves as a Senior Fellow, Endowed Chair in Agricultural Systems for the Minnesota Institute for Sustainable Agriculture at the University of Minnesota and served as a distinguished IATP Food and Community Fellow. She initiated and directed the In Her Boots Project, an award-winning initiative of the Midwest Organic Sustainable Education Service (MOSES) that provides resources and networking for women farmers and food-based entrepreneurs.
Lisa Kivirist and her husband share their organic farm and Inn Serendipity Bed & Breakfast in Browntown, Wisconsin, with their son and millions of ladybugs. The farm is completely powered by the sun.
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