Red Oak Food Company is the creative work of Jordan Sauter. It is a delicious offering of rustic sourdough, cultivated and foraged mushrooms, and wild-crafted products, including small-batch miso.  

 

Jordan grew up around food. He has fond memories of his Nana making homemade pierogies in her kitchen while he watched his favorite after-school TV show, The Frugal Gourmet, which he had dubbed "The Cooker Guy."

As a young adult, he attended the school of hard knocks - the Philadelphia restaurant scene - and worked his way through every position, beginning at dishwasher. (He can still clean dishes like a madman.) His fascination with using ingredients in imaginative ways led him to multiple executive chef positions. 

Since moving to the Adirondacks, he knew he wanted to include foraging and fermentation in his life's work. After 13 years working in restaurants, Red Oak has given him the chance to realize these passions fully. When not cooking, he likes to listen to black metal while spying for mushrooms from his truck. 

 

Sarah is a freelance writer and photographer who spends her time homeschooling three of their children, working for Red Oak, and rearranging furniture. She has many years of retail experience and handles all of the non-production aspects of Red Oak, including creative content and bookkeeping.