Community Supported Pie

by moderndomestic on July 22, 2011

Star-spangled cherry pies.

About a month ago, I read about a new trend sweeping the nation – Pie CSAs. Yes, just like a CSA from a farm, people sign up for a “share” from a bakery where they’ll get a different pie every week. I thought this sounded pretty awesome.

So, this is one of the good parts about having your own business. The parts that makes the bad parts – the sleep deprivation, the lack of free time, the stress – worth it. Because rather than sitting back and thinking “oh, that’s a great idea – someone should do that” I thought “great – we can DO that.”

Yes, we’re DOING that. Specifically, we’re setting up a three-month pilot project to see if a pie CSA would work in DC. CSA members will pick up a pie every other week from our 14th and U stand, and we’ll alternate between sweet and savory pie (so you won’t get overwhelmed with dessert). All the flavors will be off-menu, and we’ll be pushing the edge with our flavors (think peach bourbon, buffalo chicken, and chocolate chipotle). The pilot starts on July 30th – and we still have a few spots open! Check out the Whisked! website here to sign up.

If you’ve never had one of our pies, trust me – they’re good. I know they’re good because we work very hard to make them good. We spent several months perfecting our pie crust technique. We source our produce from farmers who sell at the 14th and U market – especially Kuhn Orchards and Garner’s Produce – and their produce is so much better than what you get from the grocery store. We agonize over the appropriate “juiciness” level of our fillings. We test and test and re-test our savory tarts until we get them just right.

So if you want some easy (and delicious) dinner and dessert options, sign up for the pilot. Help us bring more pie to DC!

Italian zucchini quiche - roasted zucchini, tomatoes, basil, and mozzarela. Kind of like a pizza, but a quiche.

Key lime pie. Cool and refreshing and just the right amount of sweet and tart.

BBQ Chicken Tart. I find this filling irresistable - as in, I seriously can't stop eating it.

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What is a Community-Supported Pie?
August 6, 2011 at 5:06 pm

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Victoria (District Chocoholic) July 22, 2011 at 4:24 pm

This is really cool – congrats! I hope you get some good press coverage for this awesome idea.

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Sid Vic July 28, 2011 at 1:48 pm

omg what a fabulous idea! Hope it skyrockets! (the pies look delicious btw)

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Kaydee August 5, 2011 at 10:14 am

So cool!!!!

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