My name is Jessie Conlin and I am the owner and founder of Little Lost Kitchen. My friends and family have helped me launch this small specialty food shop and have been fully supportive, for which I am extremely grateful. I refer to my husband as my silent partner and favorite co-worker since he helps me make this company a reality. I am truly thankful for his never wavering support and love.
Recently, a friend asked me – “Why Pies?”
When I told her the reason, they encouraged me to share my story with you. The truth is, a couple of years ago I was struggling on a personal level, with the root of my troubles in infertility. This led me to a path of personal growth and development. I decided to focus my energy on things I could control to make me happy and make a better life for myself. I had created a list of things I love/enjoy and things I was good at. A few items on those lists overlapped: (1) baking pies (2) making fresh pasta (3) going to the Farmers Market. And from there, the idea formed that I needed to join the vendors at the market.
While walking through my property one evening which is connected to the local conservation area, Little Lost Creek, the name Little Lost Kitchen popped into my head and hasn’t left. This name is fitting on so many levels. I felt a little lost in all places but my kitchen. So, here I am making fresh pies and pasta for my community. I learned how to make pies from my mother growing up, perfecting the recipes from scratch. We made pies for every holiday, including my birthday.
As we ready for our fourth season launch for summer 2023, I am happy to share that we are celebrating my daughter’s fourth birthday and my gift to her one day will be the company and brand of Little Lost Kitchen.
This year I am excited for the new opportunities this business has. I have been able to set up shop in a licensed commercial space giving me additional flexibility to produce and sell. I am connecting with other like minded locals who are excited to work with me and introduce my pasta to more and more customers. Launching the wholesale side of the business will be a great adventure. I am also leaning into the education side of things and working with individuals more one on one, by offering classes and demonstrations. I look forward to this year and all the potential that lies before me.