Name and Location:

Natasha’s Pierogi. We are originally from Russia, but now we live in New Hope. We have a store on Quebec Avenue.

What do you make?

We make Eastern European pierogi (vareniki), dumplings (pelimeni), borscht, beef stroganoff, cabbage rolls, sauerkraut, and other great foods.

How did you get started? Who inspired you?

I started my business from my basement 7 years ago, after that I found a commercial kitchen and started sending my food at local farmers markets around the metro area. I’m inspired by my mother in law to create great food, and I appreciate friends, family and neighbors who love my food.

What is your favorite part of what you do?

I love to sell my food at markets and interact with customers, and I love to cook!

What is your least favorite part of the maker process?

Washing my dishes—there are a lot of them!

What do you enjoy doing when you are not busy making?

Making jewelry, doing experiments with new recipes, cooking for my family, shopping with my daughter Nicole, and reading old cookbooks!