Background About Us
Hermit House Hermits


Hermit Maker, Tom Campbell Wilson grew up in Concord New Hampshire where good Hermits were popular and craved by all who ate them. They were as popular as doughnuts are today. Today, the only local hermits that are being made are by Hermit House Hermits. Older folks in the area remember them well and with great fondness, today, the traditional cookie is enjoying a renewal of popularity by the younger generations.


Tom attended the University of New Hampshire, after graduation he married his high school sweet heart Cecile Jenkins.Together they moved to Charlottsville, Virginia where Tom earned his Master of Architecture degree at the University of Virginia. They then retured to Concord where Tom joined his fathers architectural practice and in 1979 they formed the firm of Wilson & Wilson Architects. Tom and Cecile have two beautiful girls and three wonderful grandaughters.


It was in approximately 2010 that Tom began making chutneys, a throw back to his mothers home made green tomato chutney, and "Chutney House" was born. Soon after, Tom began the making of a favorite "New England Tradition" the "Great American Hermit." We have since discontinued the making of our chutney so we can spend our time and efforts concentrating on the production of our Hermits.

Our "Homesteaders" food license, is issued by the State of New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services on a yearly basis.

                    Web design by                     Tom Campbell Wilson: studio-i19.
A peek at "Hermit House."