Cherry Season Is Here!

All right folks, the time you’ve been waiting for is here! We’re getting some fresh tart cherries grown in Michigan this week, and will have cherry pies available for the next two or three weeks (until the 200 lbs we’re ordering is gone!). We’ll be doing preorders for large 10″ cherry pies ($20) and for the Special Agent D-Coop, our Twin Peaks throwback cherry-chocolate-coffee pie ($25). The D-Coop is has a tart cherry filling (with a shot or two of espresso thrown in!) baked in a coffee-chocolate crust and topped with our homemade chocolate-coffee sauce. If you absolutely need either of those pies, give us a ring at 724-355-9126 to place your order. Must pay in advance. We can make arrangements for you to pick up the pie at any of our farmers’ markets (see schedule). All we ask is you give us at least two days’ notice, and order by Thursday if you want it on the weekend. Get your cherry pie on!

The Haps This Week

Pie fans!

Summer’s in full swing and the pies are poppin’. This week we have four flavors available: red raspberry, black raspberry, blueberry, and pecan.

We’re hitting up several locations this week. Besides are normal farmers’ markets, we’ll be slingin’ pies at the Downtown Night Market at 8th St & Penn Ave this Friday evening. Also, we’ll be at Weather Permitting this Sunday afternoon again at Shadyside Nursery (on Ellsworth next to the Harris Grill) from 5-9 slinging pies alongside good music playing and great beer flowing.

See you out there!

The busy and the Fox Chapel Market

We haven’t posted lately due to a pretty intense schedule.  All our new markets (and the old ones) are going well.  The Fox Chapel market has begun, so be sure to stop by there if you live in the area.  Or even if you don’t, you’d be surprised at the variance between markets.  Not to mention the more you come to the markets, the more vendors want to be there and the more awesome stuff you can buy.

Wednesdays : Fox Chapel Farmers’ Market, Shady Side Academy Senior School parking lot, 423 Fox Chapel Rd, 15238. 3p-6p.

And for those of you who contributed to our Kiva loan, trust that those funds have been well utilized.  We are now in possession of an impressive oven which we are preparing to get situated and roaring, as well as a few other pieces of equipment that keep the pies flowing.   Flowing blissfully into your stomachs.

The Market Season Cometh

Come check us out, especially at those new markets this weekend.  You plus us plus pie equals yes.

Thursday: Market Square Farmers’ Market, Market Square, Downtown. 10a-2p.

Friday: Northside Farmers’ Market, East Commons Park at Cedar Ave & East Ohio St, 15212. 3:30p-7:30p

SaturdayNew Bloomfield Farmers’ Market, West Penn Hospital parking lot, 5050 Liberty Ave, 15224. 9a-1p

SundayNew Squirrel Hill Farmers’ Market, parking lot between Bartlett & Beacon, 15217. 9a-1p

2014 Market Schedule! It’s here!

Hey Pie Fans,

So the time you’ve all been awaiting alllllll the dreary, cold, snowy winter long is finally here: farmers’ market season!

This year we’ve bolstered our schedule, and will be vending our tasty wares at five–count  ‘em five–markets, each and every week! We’re returning to the Market Square, Fox Chapel, and Northside markets, and joining two brand-new markets in Bloomfield and Squirrel Hill. We’ve been accepted as a full-time vendor at the Market Square market, too, so expect to see us there every week! From Wednesday to Sunday, you’ll find us here:

Wednesdays (starting 6/11): Fox Chapel Farmers’ Market, Shady Side Academy Senior School parking lot, 423 Fox Chapel Rd, 15238. 3p-6p.

Thursdays (starting this week! 5/15): Market Square Farmers’ Market, Market Square, Downtown. 10a-2p.

Fridays (starting this week! 5/16 ): Northside Farmers’ Market, East Commons Park at Cedar Ave & East Ohio St, 15212. 3:30p-7:30p

Saturdays (starting 5/31): New Bloomfield Farmers’ Market, West Penn Hospital parking lot, 5050 Liberty Ave, 15224. 9a-1p

Sundays (starting 6/1): New Squirrel Hill Farmers’ Market, parking lot between Bartlett & Beacon, 15217. 9a-1p

Allllllllso we’ll be returning to Cornucopious (formerly Smorgasburgh) this year, which will be happening monthly starting next week (5/17). From 10a-4p, come to find us and 29 other food vendors selling their wares at a pop-up all-food flea market!

Anyway, check out our schedule for specific dates and other events! We’ll be busy baking loads of pies this year!

-Lou

Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership Spring Night Market Tonight

Tonight, we’ll be setting up near Eighth and Penn to sell some delicious pie (now available in micro “3 and mini “5).  The market will include all kinds of other awesome vendors as well.  Oh and don’t worry about the weather.  Bring an umbrella if you’re afraid of a little rain.

Check out this rad picture of our friends Burgh Bites calmly doling out the deliciousness at a previousricky market:

 

Snap.  See you there.

 

Kiva Zip Success!

We reached our goal for our Kiva Zip micro-loan!  Thanks to everyone who contributed.  We are thrilled with the response and how quickly everyone came together to pledge money to our pie-cause.  We will be posting updates here as we purchase equipment and make pie more available to you all.  The farmers market season is starting so keep your eyes peeled for the Pie Guy.

Also: Don’t forget about the Downtown Pittsburgh Partnership’s Project Pop-Up Night Market next Friday night.  It’s always a great time.  Come down and get your pie fix and all your other food and art fixes, too.

Kiva Zip

We’d like to announce the launch of our Kiva Zip Loan.  It’s a crowd-sourced loan we’re hoping to receive to expand on our current operations.  Basically, you can pledge some money to us, which we will use to buy some equipment, streamline our baking process and just generally make pies more available to you, and then your pledge will be returned to you as we pay back the loan. Easy.  Check out our page here:

Pittsburgh Pie Guy, Kiva Zip Loan Page

There are many others trying to do the same thing as us, so be sure to check out their pages as well.  Help make Pittsburgh a good place for new businesses!

Kiva Zips in Pittsburgh Area  (Change the location drop down box to “PA”)

Remember: there isn’t a bad thing you can do with a pie.

Unveiling an Irish Monster

Hey Piefanatics!

So as you know, Pi Day is this Friday, March 14. And to kick it off we’re having a party at Zeke’s Coffee (6012 Penn) in ‘Sliberty. But it’s also St. Paddy’s Day shortly thereafter, so to celebrate two momentous holidays coinciding on the same weekend, we’re gonna party down with what we’re dubbing the  ‘Irish Pie Bomb.’ Dig this: chocolate graham cracker crumb crust, Guinness custard, Bailey’s whipped cream, and Jameson glaze drizzled on top. Sound delicious and decidedly quite Irish?

If you want to try some, come on down to Zeke’s this Friday at 6:30! There will also be the ever-mouth-watering lamb & blue cheese pie and some spinach, feta, & sun-dried tomato pizza muffins (for the Lentaholics out there!).

Want a whole Irish Pie Bomb as part of your holiday festivities on Saturday? Preorder a whole 10″ one today! $25 per pie. Gimme a ring or text at 724-355-9126 or shoot me an email at pittsburghpieguy@gmail.com. I’ll need the money in advance, will take credit card info over the phone. Preorder by Thursday at noon!

In Like a Lion, Out Like a….Pie?

Pie Fans!

Even though we still seem to be in the depths of winter, the sun shines more often and hope glimmers on the horizon. Even if that hope be not warm breezes and the scent of flowers just quite yet, at least you can expect to see Pie as a shiny beacon in the not-so-far-off distance!

Yes, I’m talking about events. Pie events – happening a few times in this new month of March. Here’s a run-down of the happenings:

Fri., March 7: Unblurred Gallery Crawl - we’ll be slingin’ pies at the Artists in Mission Gallery at 5159 Penn Ave (Garfield) from 6:30p till 10p. Come for local artists’ work and delicious pie!

Fri., March 14: Pi Day Party - a casual dinner service at Zeke’s Coffee at 6012 Penn Ave (East Liberty) from 6:30p till 10p. A selection of a couple different sweet and savory pies will be available. We’ll be unveiling our ‘Irish Pie Bomb’, a pie based on that most infamous drink, then. Ain’t Pi Day without pie (and/or bad math puns)!

Sat., March 15: Subsanctuary - an electronic music and live painter party at Harvard & Highland at 220 N Highland Ave (East Liberty). We’ll be there slinging savory and sweet pie during the auditory and visual artsy wonderland this event will surely be!

Anyway, there they are. So if this winter’s lack of pie in your belly has gotten you as down as the cold temperatures, find us at one of these events for a little pick-me-up pie!