VERGAS -- Jill Shipman, owner and operator of Otter Coffee and Ice Cream in Vergas, takes pride that her business thrives in association with other business establishments who supply coffee, baked goods, honey, jelly and artwork from right here in Otter Tail County.

Coffee beans are fresh-roasted from Stumbeano’s Coffee Roasters and baked goods come from Falls Baking Company, both in Fergus Falls.

Vergas residents and visitors to town say that Otter Coffee and Ice Cream is a gem. They add that the service is friendly and the food and drinks are excellent.

“Jill’s business is a nice addition to the main street in Vergas,” says rural Vergas retiree Dave Asleson. “I appreciate the coffee and really enjoy the ice cream and pastries.”

Maggie, a golden retriever, awaits her treat outside at picnic tables near Otter Coffee and Ice Cream. (Photo by Tom Hintgen / Otter Tail County Correspondent)
Maggie, a golden retriever, awaits her treat outside at picnic tables near Otter Coffee and Ice Cream. (Photo by Tom Hintgen / Otter Tail County Correspondent)

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There is indoor and outdoor seating. Dogs are welcome and treats can be purchased for man’s best friend. All can enjoy the outdoor picnic area near the shop.

Some special features include homemade bakery items, signature fresh bread Fridays, latte, mocha and Blue Bunny ice cream.

Shipman notes, “To live like an otter, we must be engaging and overflow every day with positive energy.”