From time to time we offer special order pies so you can enjoy our pie even if you aren’t a regular Bushel + Crumb share member. Or, if you’re a member and you just love pie, you can pick up an extra one!
On July 2nd, we’ll have individual pies for sale. Pie share members will receive a savory pie in their normal share size (see below for our likely pie variety).
But we’ll also have sweet and savory pies available for pre-ordering. So if you’ve got a Fourth of July barbecue to bring a dessert or entree to, think about ordering an extra pie or two.
The savory variety will most likely be: Spinach, green garlic, and herb with goat cheese
The sweet variety will most likely be: Strawberry rhubarb with ginger crumble
Please note that pie flavors depend entirely on the availability of our locally sourced produce and may change unexpectedly. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause but with farming some things are just out of our control!
Small (6″) pies are $13 and Large (9″) pies are $22. You can pay with a check or cash when you pick up your pie.
To order a pie (or more than one) for pick up on July 2nd at Brookwood Community Farm or Powisset Farm, please complete the following order form. Orders must be received by 5pm on Thursday, June 27th to guarantee your pie. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
This week’s pie is…Strawberry balsamic with black pepper!
It’s sweet. We promise. Some of us have been throwing sliced strawberries in our salads for years, and this pie celebrates that great flavor combination of super sweet strawberries and mildly acidic balsamic vinegar. The crushed black pepper is just to spice things up.
This week’s pie only has a few ingredients. It’s pretty much a full-on celebration of strawberries. These strawberries come from a CT farm called Pell’s. We were actually originally going to source from much closer to Boston, but all of the rain last week, coupled with a gorgeous Saturday full of families venturing out for pick-your-own strawberries left the supply rather low. Fortunately, Simca was visiting family in CT (and picking strawberries – an annual tradition she’s been doing since she was very young) and that farm had plenty of strawberries to fill you pies.
Another farm featured prominently in these first pies is Four Star Farms. Four Star is a grain farm located in Northfield in Massachusetts’ Pioneer Valley and run by the L’Etoile family. Our pies use a whole wheat pastry flour from Four Star. This very fertile valley once had many grain farms, but Four Star now is one of a very small number producing and milling grains on a commercial scale. The L’Etoiles take the sustainability of their operation very seriously and use an advanced integrated pest management practice with a focus on soil health to minimize any spraying. You can read a lot more about their farming practices and commitment to the ecological responsibility of their farm on their website. You can also find out where to order their tasty whole grain products and find some delicious recipe ideas.
If you like the strawberries in your pie, head out to one of the many local farms that off pick-your-own and pick some more! Many farms expect pick-your-own to stay open until about July 1st, but call ahead for picking conditions, as strawberries in Massachusetts are very susceptible to poor weather.
We look forward to seeing you at the pie pick up and we hope you love your strawberry balsamic pies!