Schoolhouse’s aim is to provide fresh, delicious, and nutrient-packed gluten-free options to consumers at farmers’ markets, independant retailers, cafes and restaurants in Nova Scotia.
The wholesale side of the business provides retailers and cafes with an opportunity to provide safe and delicious gluten-free products that are made in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen. They are proud to be vendors at three local Farmers Market’s to directly listen to their customers needs, get feedback on products, focus on understanding product development needs and provide folks with information and support.
Thanks for your interest in Schoolhouse Gluten-free Gourmet! We are happy to talk to you about the work we do, so please get in touch by phone or email. Though we make our products in a dedicated gluten-free kitchen in beautiful Lunenburg County, we do not have a storefront of our own.
Jen Laughlin is a co-owner, along with her husband, Aidan Brunn of Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet, a 100% dedicated gluten-free production kitchen in Martins Point, Nova Scotia. When Aidan was diagnosed with Celiac Disease, Jen stepped up to support him, adopting a gluten-free diet herself, and strengthening her passion for the local fresh food movement. When a fruitless search for healthful, fresh, gluten-free on-the-go options coincided with the couple’s desire to start a business, Schoolhouse Gluten-Free Gourmet was born. Jen loves a good book, strong coffee in the morning, gardening, cooking, and the natural beauty of Nova Scotia’s south shore, which she’s proud to call home.
We are proud (and humbled) to say we have been recognized for the following awards:
2019 – Silver – Best Farmers Market Stall – Halifax Best of Awards
2017 – Bronze – Best Farmers Market Stall – Coast Readers Survey
2016 -Silver – Best Farmers Market Stall – Coast Readers Survey
2016 – Bronze – Best Gluten-Free Friendly Restaurant – Coast Readers Survey
2014 – Gold – Best Gluten-Free Friendly – Coast Readers Survey
2013 – Gold – Best Gluten-Free Friendly – Coast Readers Survey
2013 – Silver – Best Farmers’ Market Stall – Coast Readers Survey
2012 – Finalist – Emerging Business – Ernst & Young Entrepeneur of the Year – Atlantic Region
2012 – Silver – Best Stall at the Seaport Market (Prepared Foods) – Coast Readers Survey
2012 – New Business of the Year – Halifax Chamber of Commerce
2011 – Consumer Choice Product of the Year – Pumpkin Muffin – Taste of Nova Scotia
2011 – Gold – Best Stall at the Seaport Market (Prepared Foods) – Coast Readers Survey
2011 – Finalist – Entrepeneurial Achievement Award – Lunenburg Queens County Business Excellence Awards
2010 – New Business of the Year – Lunenburg Queens County Business Excellence Awards