As somebody pleased with her Polish heritage, Lauren Gorney needed the title of her new pierogi enterprise to rhyme with the favored ethnic meals.
And so, NEPA’rogi was born.
NEPA’rogi is a pierogi meals truck Gorney and household not too long ago launched in Newport Twp. — simply in time for Easter, a time when pierogi are in excessive demand.
Since asserting the creation of the enterprise, Gorney has been coated in flour and pinching pierogi non cease.
“After I consider Easter, I consider kielbasa, chocolate, the bakery and pierogi. I’m humbled to be part of that all-star Easter line up,” Gorney stated.
Gorney, 31, stated the demand has been overwhelming to the purpose she needed to cease taking orders. Through the week main as much as Easter, the NEPA’rogi trailer was camped in a parking zone alongside West Foremost Road in Nanticoke handy out all of the pierogi preorders.
“That is our grand opening throughout our first vacation. We’re working at 110%. It harm me to have to show individuals away. I can’t sustain with it,” Gorney stated. “I’m shocked by the demand and extra importantly the group help.”
Gorney stated she prides herself in making pierogi the identical approach she did along with her Polish household in Glen Lyon.
“It means a lot that folks inform me this reminds them of their Babcia (grandmother) and Dziadzi (grandfather),” Gorney stated.
Gorney, who has a background in gross sales and advertising and marketing, stated she was nearing burnout final yr when the COVID-19 pandemic “gave me the pause” to observe her ardour and goals.
She stated after her grandmother Gorney died years in the past she linked extra along with her Polish roots and at all times needed to do one thing to advertise her heritage.
“It’s an honor to hold on the legacy of constructing regional cultural meals. Being a millennial, I need to perpetuate that legacy,” Gorney stated.
NEPA’rogi’s merchandise embody potato and cheddar, merely sauerkraut, contemporary cabbage, golden ‘kraut and cabbage, and farmer’s cheese.
Gorney stated she and her boyfriend enlisted members of the family as a part of their small manufacturing line. She takes delight in making all of the pierogi by hand.
NEPA’rogi’s slogan is: “We’re at all times making an attempt for the proper pinch.”
“We stroll a effective line between mass manufacturing and labor-intensive love,” Gorney stated. “So long as I can, I’m going to pinch these little infants by myself.”