Handmade Sauces, Jams & More, Stuff The Fat Crow Gourmet Store in Troy
The Fat Crow Gourmet store opened its new storefront on Congress Street in Troy in December and they plan on expanding their wholesale part of the business.
Who Created the Fat Crow Gourmet?
Michele Bleichert began the Fat Crow Gourmet with mustards and sauces that she put on the menu at her Binghampton brewpub called the Water Street Brewery. She always wanted to have a retail store and after she sold the brewery in 2019, she started making and packaging products according to the Albany Business Review. Michele and her business partner Luanne Rasmussen had been producing their stuff in a kitchen in Salem, NY so they are happy to be in a storefront in Troy.
What Kinds of Products Does the Fat Crow Gourmet Sell?
Fat Crow Gourmet carries its own sauces, mustards, jams, and rubs. They are all made by hand. They make four new barbeque rubs including a Memphis maple rub, three mustards, nine delicious jams, and four sauces including honey sriracha. They also carry other foods that go with their mustards and breakfast foods that pair well with their jams.
The Fat Crow Gourmet also has different gift baskets and themed baskets. They have a few for Valentine's Day as well.
What's Next For the Fat Crow Gourmet?
They are just waiting on approval from the state Department of Agriculture and Markets so they can start using their commercial kitchen. Once approved, they will be able to expand their wholesale side of the business. It will also allow them to create new sauces and try out new things.
Why Downtown Troy?
According to Michele,
When we were thinking about this place, we thought more about the vehicle traffic. But I was actually really surprised about the people coming to our shop that said they just live right nearby. And it's like, 'Well, this is pretty cool.' Lots of old buildings, really, really nice area. And we do hope that we see more development along this stretch, and it's kind of a little off the beaten path.