Laura's Sweet Gourmet

Our daughter Chef Laura Gibson's webpage can be found by clicking here.  The fruits of her own natural talent and her training at culinary arts school, her enterprise continues in the vegan tradition.


In June of 2007, our daughter Laura graduated from “The Natural Gourmet Institute” in New York City with a Culinary degree.


Also in June, Laura was offered a job at “Candle 79”, the finest vegetarian restaurant in NYC. She would have worked under the Pastry Chef, Jorge, who supplies the Whole Foods Markets in NYC and he has been offered the entire country. Laura turned it all down.


Laura decided instead to continue and expand her own business. She started a shop inside Hometown Farmers Market calling it “Laura’s Sweet Gourmet”.


Natural Culinary Chef Laura works with mainly organic vegan cuisine. At the market, you’ll find lots of organic confections, such as dark chocolate truffles, decorative cakes, middle eastern wraps, oriental spring rolls and a different assortment of cookies and muffins each week, along with other surprise delights.


Chef Laura does personal chef work, catering and special orders. She also does gluten-free. Her favorite pastime though is creating and decorating cakes, such as for weddings, birthdays, anniversaries, etc.

Amy Rose Gibson

Our daughter's work showcasing her great talent with various subject matter as rendered in Acrylic Art, Colored Pencil Art, Pastel, Pen and Ink, Pencil Art, and watercolor.  Originals as well as reproductions of her work are for sale.

Hometown Farmer's Market,  Hometown, PA

Hometown Farmer's Market is a family run operation existing for the past 50 plus years. Located in Northeastern Pa. coal region. Hometown is open all year round, every Wednesday from 8 am to 8 pm. with free parking. The Hallelujah Hive store is located in the long building that is furthest from the road, we are inside, about in the middle of the building, all lit up in yellow.

Green Dragon Farmer's Market, Ephrata, PA

The home page of a wonderful Farmer's market in Ephrata, PA.  We love it here in the heart of Pennsylvania Dutch country!  Come see our shop in the "Tower Village" every Friday year 'round.

Naturally Yours

Naturally Yours is an independently owned eco-emporium located in downtown historic Jim Thorpe in the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. Since opening in August of 2007 we have provided our customers with eco-conscious alternative products for everyday use. We endeavor to carry products that have as low an impact on our environment and our health as possible. With that goal in mind, we carry organic cotton, bamboo, alpaca and hemp clothing for adults and infants. We also carry honey and beeswax based soaps, natural personal care items, essential oils, massage oils and stainless steel bottles. We attempt to obtain as much of our product as close to our business as is possible. As such, we have local artists supply clothing accessories and jewelry from recycled materials. We also carry fair trade clothing, accessories, jewelry and handcrafted "treeless" paper products.

Furnace Hills Bed and Breakfast

Our log home Bed and Breakfast was designed and built with the comfort and enjoyment of our guests in mind. The spacious rooms feature queen size beds, private baths and a private entrance. You can choose to stay in our Woodland Room, Nature Room, Antique Room, or the Penn State Room. Recline in our Great Room in front of the wood-burning stove, or relax in our hot tub on the deck. As you peer out the window, you may catch a glimpse of songbirds, woodpeckers, squirrels, whitetail deer, or one of our other furry or feathered residents.

House of Nutrition

House of Nutrition first opened it's doors in 1977 and has been serving organic, natural foods and holistic medicine to folks living in the Wyoming Valley and surrounding areas since. We carry a wide variety of groceries that cater to special needs including raw food, allergen-free, and gluten-free diets. Our gift cases showcase local craftmanship and fair trade merchandise from around the world. Mill Hollow prepared foods and Bakery were added to the family business in 2004 and continue to thrive offering an array of organic and vegan homemade options.

The Lands at Hillside Farms

This farm is a 19th Century, 412-acre, nonprofit educational dairy farm that each year welcomes thousands of regional students of all ages and means. Here, any one of us can be a farmer, a historian, a scientist – but far more importantly, we can get in touch with values too many of us have forgotten in a busy world.

The Hawk & Ivy Bed & Breakfast

Our 1910 Farmhouse and guest cottage are filled with treasured family antiques, fine paintings and handmade crafts. Lovely all-cotton linens and down comforters cover the beds while fresh flowers and herbs from the garden give each room a natural soothing ambiance. A stroll on the property reveals wildflower meadows, mountain views, forests, and a pond with gazebo. Our magical, renovated barn with its large decks is a perfect place for a wedding, an event, or just a quiet cup of tea watching for wild turkeys or deer in the meadow.

Rose Hill Bed & Breakfast

This is the perfect choice for "vacation central" in the South Shenandoah Valley Region of Virginia. Spend the day golfing, fishing, boating, touring the Blue Ridge Mountains, visiting historic sites, attending the theatre, shopping at the farmers' market, taking in the museums or house hunting.

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Last Modified:  Feb. 3, 2018