Labor Day Weekend Special Order Pies

We’ll be offering special order pies on Thursday, August 28th to help you welcome September in style. It may be back to school time, but we’ll still be showcasing the delicious fruits of summer.

Pie share members will receive a savory pie in their share. We will have both sweet and savory pies available for special order. Choose from:

  • Savory: Tomato, Mozzarella, and Basil Pie
  • Sweet: Raspberry and Peach Clafoutis Pie

Small (6″) pies are $13 and Large (9″) pies are $22. To order a pie (or more than one) for pick up on Thursday, August 28th, please complete the online order below. Be sure to select your pickup location. Orders must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, August 26th to guarantee your pie. Please contact us at info@bushelandcrumb.com with any questions. We will email you to confirm your order and the exact pie variety.

July 4th Pie Ordering Closed

We are no longer taking orders for July 4th pies. Thank you for your incredible enthusiasm for celebrating the 4th with pie!

If you missed out on these special orders, please check back often. From time to time we will be offering holiday and single order pies. And we’re always available to talk about pies for your special events.

Have a safe, joyous and delicious 4th!

Special Order Pies for the 4th of July

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 get a second one!)

On July 3rd we’ll have individual pies for sale. Pie share members will receive a savory pie in their normal share size.  We will have sweet and savory pies available for pre-ordering.  

So fire up that grill and offer a savory pie on the side or a sweet finish to your barbecue.

The savory variety will most likely be: Sweet Pea, Ricotta, and Herb 

The sweet variety will most likely be: Wild Maine Blueberry Maple

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 Thursday, July 3rd please complete the online order below. Be sure to select your pickup location. Orders must be received by 5pm on Tuesday, July 1st to guarantee your pie.  Please contact us at info@bushelandcrumb.com with any questions. We will email you to confirm your order and the exact pie variety.

2014 Pie Share Week One – Strawberry Balsamic

Fresh picked berries ready for pie.

It’s the first week of the 2014 Bushel + Crumb pie share!

We’re excited to kick off the share with a celebration of the first sweet fruit of the season – strawberries. This week’s pie is Strawberry Balsamic. If you remember this pie from last year, we promise we will mostly be offering new pie varieties, but we just couldn’t resist a repeat of this popular, delicious pie.

The strawberries come our way from two Massachusetts farms, Czajkwoski Farm in Hadley and Clearview Farm in Sterling. Both farms are run by incredibly talented and dedicated farmers. If you’re interested in some fun farm activity, Clearview is having a strawberry festival next Saturday, June 28 with live music, kids activities, craft beer, wood fired pizza, and more. Read here for more info – we might see you there!

We hope this first pie helps you kick off the start of summer on a sweet note.

Happy pie eating!

Thanksgiving Pies

We are very excited to offer Thanksgiving pies for special order!

Pies will be available for pickup at Brookwood Community Farm in Milton from 1-5, Powisset Farm in Dover from 3-6, and 5 Vane Street in Wellesley from 1-3 on Tuesday, November 26th.

Pies will also be available for pickup in Jamaica Plain and Worcester on Wednesday, November 27th. Please contact us at info@bushelandcrumb.com for more information about pick-ups in Jamaica Plain and Worcester.

Pies will be baked fresh Tuesday morning and will taste delicious on Thanksgiving day. We’ll also provide warming instructions so you can enjoy your pie fresh out of the oven.

We’re looking forward to offering some classic flavors, including pumpkin and apple, as well as some more creative interpretations of the classics such as Salted Honey Walnut, Cazuela pie (sweet potato and coconut), and Savory Winter Squash with Caramelized Onions and Goat Cheese. As usual, all pies will feature the freshest, locally sourced fruits, vegetables, grains and dairy.

Small (6″, 2-3 generous slices) pies are $13 each and Large (9″, 6-8 slices) pies are $22 each.

You can place your order and pay online via paypal today!

Alternatively, you can download our holiday order form here and mail your payment according to the directions on the order form. We will confirm your order when we receive payment.

Week 3 – Cherry Clafoutis Pie

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Week 3 of the pie share brings you a sweet pie… Cherry Clafoutis Pie

Clafoutis (pronounced kla-foo-tee) is a traditional dessert from the Limousin region of France which is essentially a custard batter baked over fruit. A clafoutis is most commonly made with cherries and purists would insist that the cherry pit should remain inside the cherry, as it imparts a delicate, almond-y flavor. We thought you might not appreciate eating a dessert full of pits, so we’ve approximated that flavor with some organic almond extract. And we’ve made our clafoutis in pie form, which makes for easier slicing, as the fruit and custard are surrounded by a delicious, buttery crust.

Because this pie is essentially a custard made with fresh egg, yogurt, and cream, it should be kept in the refrigerator unless you are going to eat it right away.

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This week’s cherries come from a wonderful farm located in Wrentham called The Big Apple. As the name would suggest, they are famous for their apples, but they also grow an incredible variety of fruits that are not widely cultivated in Massachusetts. They are one of just a small number of farms that grow cherries and apricots, as well as more common stone fruits such as peaches and plums.

The Big Apple is run by John and Peg Morse and has been in the Morse family since 1950. The farm actually sits on Pine Hedge Orchard, but has become known as The Big Apple for the large carved wooden apple that sits out in front of the farm store. The Morses have traced the farm back to the late 1700s and have a great farm history posted on their website. In the early 1900s the farm was largely run as a nursery and many of the trees ended up in the Arnold Arboretum in Jamaica Plain.

The Big Apple has a great pick-your-own operation and is currently picking raspberries and blueberries. Call ahead for picking information, as conditions may change rapidly with the weather.

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Our eggs are again from Sweetfern Farm in Rutland. The idea for Sweetfern Farm started in November 2011 when Kate and Anthony bought their 1865 farmhouse.  Twenty short months later, these self-taught farmers find themselves tending to their flock of Shetland sheep, pasture-raised chickens and turkeys, beehives, large gardens, and of course, their fantastic flock of laying hens.

Named for the fragrant New England-native shrub found ubiquitous around the farm, Kate and Ant are committed to using sustainable farming practices to keep the animals, plants, and soil healthy so that they may farm there for many years to come. Though still very much in a growing phase, they welcome visitors to their mellow little farm.

Their award-winning eggs are available fresh at the farm daily.  Their fresh chicken and lamb will be available in late summer, and turkeys in time for Thanksgiving.  Plans for 2014 include pastured pork and Devon beef.  Wool products and wildflower honey will be available for the 2013 holiday season.

Special Order Pies

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 info@bushelandcrumb.com with any questions.

Week 1 – Strawberry Balsamic Pie

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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.

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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!