Sixty-five years ago, owners Vanessa and Casey's Jaju started a Polish food business with his brothers and sisters in Western Massachusetts—hand-crafting pierogi, golabki, and kielbasa for their community. Fast forward to the ‘90s and you’d find Vanessa and Casey spending their weekends cutting, stuffing, and sealing pierogi in the back kitchen alongside their elders.
Pierogi was a typical item on their dinner plates, something they took for granted. When they moved out to Boston for school and work, pierogi became more difficult to come by and they had to wait for deliveries from their mom. Friends talked of having to buy the mass-produced pierogi to get their fix! For them, that just wasn't okay. They would have to do something about it. In 2015, they dug out their grandfather's handwritten recipes and got to work making and perfecting traditional, handmade pierogi for Boston.
Hand made on the North Shore of Boston and in farmers markets across the area, Vanessa and Casey love to source ingredients locally, partner with other small businesses, and get to know their community.
Inherited from their Jaju, this traditional polish process is a labor of love. Everything from mashing potatoes to making and cutting the dough, they do from scratch with their hands.
Featuring flavors like cabbage and mushroom, sweet potato, butternut squash, apple & sage, kielbasa, and potato and cheese, our pierogi use only a few straightforward ingredients.
When will Jaju Pierogi be at the Farmers Market?
May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29, August 12, August 26, September 9, September 23, October 7, October 21, November 4, November 18