Pies of Summer

nectarine blackberry or strawberry rhubarb pie at petaluma pie company, petaluma, californiaDid you notice the days getting a little shorter and the chill in the air in the evenings? Some of you are even back in school! That is right, it is the tail end of summer. If you want to hang on to that summer feeling just a little longer, we’ve got you covered. While we have gotten word that peaches will be ending a few weeks earlier than normal this year, summer fruit pies are still happening, like peach, nectarine blackberry, triple berry and strawberry rhubarb. And we have ice cream. If you are feeling more autumnal, we’ve got apples again and we even have apple pecan crumble with salted caramel. Pear pie is just around the corner.

Nuclear Remembrance Day: Building Toward a Nuclear-free World

Nuclear Remembrance Day

On the 71st Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, the Peace Crane Project and Fukushima Response will hold a remembrance for all the victims of the nuclear cycle, including victims from Hiroshima, Nagasaki, Fukushima, Chernobyl, nuclear testing down winders, Marshall Islanders, uranium miners and so many more.  There will be a hanging of the Mayors for Peace posters, free calligraphy workshop by Sachiko Ueno, free origami workshop by origami master Henry Kaku, and Shakuhachi flute by Elliot Kallen.

This event takes place on Saturday August 6th at 11:00 am in Helen Putnam Plaza in Downtown Petaluma, just outside our shop. We will be offering a sample of a “peace” of pie.

Order Your Pie for the Fourth of July!

Red White and Blue PieHey Everybody! Fourth of July weekend is coming right up. Summer fruit is happening in a big way, so we have so many delicious flavors to choose from (but not apple). Peaches, apricots, nectarines, rhubarb, berries, oh my!

We expect to be very busy and selling out of pies, so we highly encourage you to plan ahead and order your pies. It’s easy! Just go to http://www.petalumapies.com and you can take care of it in your pajamas. Or call us at 707-766-3743, that’s 707-7MMM-PIE. Or just stop by the shop and place your order in person.

We will be closing early at 4:30pm on July 4th.

Say Goodbye To Apple Pie

Gravenstein Apples from Marshall Ranch in Sebastopol

Gravenstein Apples start in late July!

Hi Everybody,

We are on our last box of storage apples. Organic apples from the USA were picked last fall and they have held up under refrigeration, but we have so much summer fruit happening right now and we just don’t agree with buying apples from Argentina or Chile. We will have apple pie again in late July when the local Gravenstein apples start. You can enjoy our various apple pies for maybe the rest of the week.

But what about the fourth of July? In 1776 they didn’t have refrigerators and they didn’t have easy access to fruit from the southern hemisphere. They were actually still fighting the American Revolutionary War, which didn’t end until 1783. Chances are, if they had pie on July 4th, it wasn’t apple.

But do not fret! We have SO MUCH FRUIT! Peaches, Berries, Rhubarb (not really fruit but…), Apricots!!! And just think of how exciting it will be when apples come back.

We have winners!

PiKu contestThank you all for your outpouring of creativity! It was very difficult to pick a winner, but we did.
Congratulations to Ami & Len!
You win the grand prize of a gift card for $31.41 for your touching poem:
Pecan Pie for Dad
He lays healing far away 
Each bite; remember 
We are also awarding a second grand prize to the Class of Springhill Montessori for learning about pi and pie and writing a haiku, all in one day! Thank you Nicole, for bringing them all in.
There are 16 excellent entries, so we will post them in the shop.

Runners up win an eat π coffee cup:
Hot pie steaming nice 
I will eat a little slice
You can’t have a bite
Maggie Stader-Oesting 
(This is a sentiment we hear among our customers all of the time.)
Hark! The timer dings! 
Hot, crispy pie emerges.
Hangry beasts,  be fed. 
Amy and Samantha 
(Great use of the word “Hark!” and “Hangry”.)
Honorable mentions get pie themed buttons:
Pandas Love Pie Too 
Bamboo Pie is their First Choice 
But Any Will Do
Rachel Pasco 
(Because how can you not like pandas.)
Oh, politicians! 
No substance in cream puff 
Today: I vote pie 
Francesco Preston

(Tapping into the zeitgeist of our time.)

Endless signs of spring 
All shades of green presenting 
Matcha cream tempting
(A celebration of season nods to the Japanese origins of Haiku.)
Thank you I’ll take three
Two for me, Em will have one
Sharing, what’s pie for? 
Andrew Norton 
(Clever integration of three, one, four and pie.)
Some say Pizza counts 
But I don’t Really Think So
Apple Purist Here
Eric Ritz
(You tell them, Eric! Eat Pie Not Pizza!)
I will get a tie –
Once again on fathers day 
I would prefer pie 
Tom Wilson
(We agree. Pies not ties!)

And the winners will be announced soon

We WILL announce the winners of the Pi(e)Ku contest by the end of the day on TUESDAY 3-15. It got too busy in the store for us to properly evaluate all of the poems.

Thank you for your patience and understanding!


Pi Day Is Just Around The Corner

get your pi gear hereHey Everybody! It is almost time for Pi Day! That’s right, March 14th or 3.14 is the day to celebrate math and pie at the same time. This year Pi Day falls on a Monday and as usual, we will  be holding our Pi(e)Ku poetry contest. You could win a gift card worth $31.41!

You can enter the contest online here or come into the shop for some inspiration.

The deadline to enter is 3:14 pm on March 14th. Winners will be announced online and notified by email by the end of the day.

And don’t forget to order your pies for that special day. We are usually very busy on Pi Day, so if you want a pie with the pi symbol on it, or even just a round one, please order ahead online, in the shop or call 707-766-6743,

Celebrate Pi Day with Petaluma Pie Company and enter our Pi-ku poetry contest.