If you’ve been counting the days until you could sample the bread, baked goods and savory dishes made at The Purple House in North Yarmouth, you’ll just have to count a little longer.

Krista Desjarlais, the chef/owner of the tiny house-turned-bakery-and-restaurant at 378 Walnut Hill Road, said Monday that she has decided to delay the eatery’s opening until the fall, mostly because of staffing issues.

Desjarlais is trying to get her other business, Bresca and the Honey Bee – a reimagined snack shack on the shores of Sabbathday Lake that comes with its own beach – ready for opening on Memorial Day. She said she needs to focus on finding staff for the snack shack, and getting Outlet Beach ready for customers to enjoy this summer. She doesn’t want to open either business understaffed “and unable to deliver a great product.”

The Purple House, which features a wood-burning oven and a half-acre of land for growing herbs and vegetables, already has its fire and town licensing, but is still awaiting health licensing.

Desjarlais estimates The Purple House will open in September or October.

 

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