Petaluma’s Harvest Days

Petaluma Harvest Days October 24-26th 2014Hey Everybody! This weekend is Petaluma’s Harvest Days and there is stuff happening all over town from October 24th through the 26th. Of course, you can celebrate every day with pie at our shop, but on Saturday October 25th from noon to 3 (or until we run out), we are having our third annual Pumpkin vs. Sweet Potato blind taste test and Guess the Weight of the Pie contest, where you just might win yourself a pie! So come on down!

Things will be great when you’re downtown, everything’s waiting for you!

If you are west of here, we are doing the second to the last Occidental Farmers Market on Friday from 4 til dusk.

Fancy New Chocolate!

Askinosie Chocolate Bars at Petaluma Pie Company

Petaluma Pie Company is proud to now offer Askinosie Chocolate bars in our shop. In addition to be exceptionally fine chocolate, Askinosie pays higher than Fair Trade prices for their cocoa beans, they also share their profits with the farmers. These chocolate bars make a great gift and they are also great to buy and eat  with your friends (or by yourself).

On the shelf at this moment, we have the 72% Mababu, Tanzania Dark Chocolate Bar, the 62% Davao, Philippines Dark Milk Chocolate Bar, the 70% San Jose Del Tambo, Ecuador Dark Chocolate Nibble Bar (with cocoa nibs), as well as the Dark Milk Chocolate + Ancho Chile & Pistachio CollaBARation™ Bar and the Dark Milk Chocolate + Black Licorice CollaBARation™ Bar. We also have a big jar of tiny chocolate bars at the front counter.

For more information about the chocolates and the company, check out their website.

Friday is Pie Day October 17

Wow, it is already the middle of October! Summer is finally over. We are pretty much done with peach, except for a few hand pies, and nectarines are long gone. Rhubarb is dwindling fast, but we still have Triple Berry. That means it is time for our fall and winter pies to come out. Pies like Apple, Pear, Pecan, Pumpkin and Sweet Potato. Speaking of Sweet Potato, we will be sampling our Sweet Potato Pie for the first of our holiday pie tasting events this Saturday, October 18 from noon to three (or until we run out).
sweet potato pie

Hey! Did you know we have a new savory pie? That is right, we’ve been working on a Pulled Pork Pie for you. It is made with pork from Devil’s Gulch Ranch, caramelized onions and our own bourbon barbecue sauce. And if you haven’t tried our Veggie Empanada, that’s new, too!

pulled pork hand pie

Making pulled pork hand pies for you.

If you happen to be west of here, stop by  our booth at the Occidental Farmers Market for some savory and sweet pies on Friday from four to dusk. This market runs through October. Halloween is the last day.

It’s Pawpaw season

Hey Everybody, Happy Friday!

pawpaw

What is this funny fruit that looks like a small mango and has a row of seeds in the middle? It is soft and custardy and you can eat it with a spoon. It is fragrant and smells and tastes kind of like a banana crossed with a mango. It is a pawpaw! The pawpaw is the largest edible fruit native to North America. According to the Kentucky State University Cooperative Extension Program, “Pawpaws grow wild over a wide range of latitude, from the Gulf Coastal plain to southern Michigan”. You don’t see it offered commercially because it doesn’t store or ship well. So why am I talking about it? We have grown some here in Petaluma! We don’t have enough to make a bunch of pie with, but we do have enough to offer a few tastes to curious people.

If you are interested in trying this unusual fruit, please fill out this form and we will try to accommodate you.

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pawpaw

pawpaw

Friday is Pie Day October 3

iced coffe a la mode at petaluma pie company, a farm to table bakery cafe in historic downtown petaluma, sonoma county, northern california, chicken countryHey Everybody! It is Friday and it is going to be hot today and this weekend. That is why we have plenty of Straus Organic Vanilla Ice Cream to put on your pies and plenty of organic fair trade cold brewed coffee and organic house made iced teas for you! Hey, you can even make an iced coffee float or a root beer (or other fine soda) float and cool off in the shade at our outdoor seating in Helen Putnam Plaza.

Did you know we are still doing the Occidental Farmers Market every Friday through the end of October? Well it is a true fact. So if you happen to be out there, stop by our booth and pick up some sweet or savory pie!

Happy New Year!

Welcome to the year 5775! Shana tovah u’metukah, Everybody! It is Rosh Hashanah and we wish you “a good and sweet new year.” If we baked bread we would make you some Challah, but it looks like you’ll have to settle for delicious sweet pies or some nice fruit.

Pomegranates, apples and honey are also great foods to eat for Rosh Hashanah

Pomegranates, apples and honey are also great foods to eat for Rosh Hashanah

Get it while you can!

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We still have summer fruits, but we are getting word that peaches and nectarines will end earlier this year and our rhubarb is in short supply. As September marches on, we will see our fruit pie selection dwindle and we will see more pumpkin, sweet potato, apple, quince, figs and pear! We are a little early for meyer lemon, though. For the moment, we still have plenty of delicious summer fruit! Hopefully we can stretch the rhubarb so everyone can get some.