D. Peterson, Proprietoress
good things must come to an end, and so it is with Deborah Peterson's
Pantry. Deborah has retired as proprietoress of her shop effective
January 1, 2013. Deborah will continue her other fine foodways
and school programs. You'll find information about those programs
at her new website when it's ready, or you may contact her directly
own ideas and needs. We'll announce the new site here, on Deb's
Facebook page, and through the Pantry email list.
us reassure you that Deborah's retirement is not due to health
issues. She is quite well, so no need to worry about her. But
'tis time to turn the work over to younger, more energetic souls.
been a wonderful ten years since we officially became the Pantry.
Your loyal response to our wares has been a joyous affirmation
of the intense work Deb's
done and her ready willingness to share her 30-plus years of
research and hands-on experience. We are forever grateful to
all our customers who have made the work so rewarding, and we
deeply value the friends we've made who wandered wide-eyed into
the happy land of the Pantry.
That's Not the End!
the perfect successor to the Pantry has been of paramount importance
since the decision to withdraw from a merchant's role. Behind
the counter of the former Pantry you will find the very capable
Rob and Jen Dobyns, who will carry on the Pantry
business as Dobyns and Martin, Grocers, at the Sign
of the Sugar Loaf. Deborah assures all customers that
they will enjoy the same courteous assistance from Dobyns and
Martin that they have always enjoyed in the past. You'll see
Deborah working with the Dobynses at events for a time. After
a brief winter hiatus to complete the transfer of goods and
organize events, equipment and website, you'll find your historical
kitchen goods at www.dobynsandmartin.com. An
announcement will be made through the Pantry email list when
the site is open for business.
the head of the symposium side of the Pantry is a familiar face
- the eminently capable Kimberly Boice, faithful
Pantry assistant who has worked with great success to help Deborah
plan and produce the Pantry symposiums. Kimberly's website for
Mrs. Boice's Historie Academie is developing
at www.boicehistorieacademie.com. An email
announcement will be made to those on the Pantry mailing list
when it's ready for registrations. We'll see you at Kimberly's
first solo project at Fort Mifflin in March!
are more than pleased to confirm our total support of Jennifer
and Rob Dobyns in the birth of Dobyns and Martin, Grocers, at
the Sign of the Sugar Loaf, and of Kimberly Boice on the opening
of Mrs. Boice's Historie Academie. They and Deb have been working
closely throughout the latter part of this year to begin the
transition. Jen, Rob and Kimberly have the same commitment to
accuracy, research, and getting the best product for your money
that Deb has had these many years. We are confident that you
will be pleased with their service.