Come, Sit, Stay Awhile

the gathering place

Welcome!

“It is something we work on every single day.”

This isn’t just a quote, it’s a commitment for Norv and Sharon Skrivseth. One that’s shared by the staff at The Gathering Place, to work every day to make you feel welcome, to make you feel at home, to make you feel special.

For our customers, our friends, it starts the moment you walk through the doors of The Bread Basket; Welcomed in by the smell of fresh coffee, the sight of a glass case filled with doughnuts and pastries, the sounds of community over the espresso machine. Step up to the counter and order, smiles are free.  

It continues as you stroll through the barn doors into Sharon’s Country Store. Toys and candies for the kids, farm fresh eggs and milk for the family, a crafted Amish Rocker for you to slide into. We stock the store with products, bulk and individual, that are for family. And we don’t mind at all if you ask…if we don’t carry something we’re happy to see about ordering it special for you.

Then there’s our seasonal produce stand, 3-Mile Produce. We maintain first name relationships with growers, relationships cultivated over a decade. We don’t order from companies, we order directly for friends, from friends. This allows us to provide you with fresh fruit and vegetables, purchased directly from our grower friends, at great prices.    

…and it doesn’t end when you head off to the rest of your day. Watch folks as they leave, smiles and laughter are plenty. Don’t be surprised to see folks walking out, holding the door open for those coming in, as if now part of the family, they too welcome others. The Gathering Place is not a place you leave, it’s a place – a commitment – just waiting for you to come back again.  

So stop by any day, well, Monday – Saturday. We set Sundays aside to rest, and worship. But we’ll be back Monday morning, continuing our commitment.     

“It is something we work on every single day.”

Norv & Sharon, and the staff at The Gathering Place, are committed every day to make you feel at home…so come, sit, stay awhile. Let us take care of the rest.

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Traveling through?

The Gathering Place is located on Hwy 95, in North Idaho. We are three miles North of Bonners Ferry, and 30 miles South of the U.S./Canadian border.

So if you are headed north to tour the famous Selkirk Loop, jumping on the Hwy 2 junction towards the Big Sky state of Montana, or coming south from Canada headed towards Coeur d’Alene, stop by and say “hey”!

Join us for a rich cup of coffee or espresso mixed drinks, a full meal or just snacks, deli meats and cheeses for the road, and gifts for friends or your own home. Make sure to represent your hometown by adding a pin to the world map in The Bread Basket!    

Our parking lot is big enough to easily accommodate 5th Wheels, RVs and trailers.

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