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Soup’s On!

Heirloom Squash Soup at Petaluma Pie


It’s time for soup and we are making soup for you! Today’s soup is an Heirloom Winter Squash Soup featuring Shishigatani Kabocha, which originates in Kyoto, Japan (but was grown in Petaluma) and Musquee De Provence pumpkin. So come on in and take the chill off with soup and pie!

It is also just one week from the deadline to order pies to pick up on Christmas Eve. That’s right, the deadline is Sunday December 22nd! And then it will be luck of the draw (we will make some extra pies, but you won’t be able to guarantee your flavor if you don’t pre-order). We will close at 5pm on Christmas Eve, December 24th and we will be closed on the 25th.

Musquee De Provence

First off, it is so cold, but it is bright and sunny out and we have hot apple cider, hot chocolate, hot coffee and hot tea, as well as plenty of hot savory pies for you including Collard Greens with Bacon and Black Eyed Peas. So get out of the house, you’ll feel better (especially once you’ve had pie)!

This year we grew a new pumpkin (actually, an old pumpkin, Musquee De Provence), from seeds we picked up at the seed bank on the corner, Baker Creek Seed Company. We only got a few of them and the biggest, heaviest one grew right into the wire fence we used to support it. So when it came time to harvest it, we had to use it right away.
musquee de provence at petaluma pie garden

This is one huge and heavy pumpkin (we forgot to weigh it, but it was heavy). We cut it into chunks and roasted it 2 ways, sweet and savory.
musquee de provence at petaluma pie

Today, we have the sweet. Chunks of Musquee De Provence pumpkin roasted with brown sugar cinammon and butter mixed with cranberries and topped with a pecan crumble! This is a limited edition pie and it is very delicious. Get it while you can!
Roasted Pumpkin and Cranberry with Pecan Crumble




What is this furry and fragrant fruit? You see them growing all over the county. They look like an apple or a pear but if you eat them raw they are too astringent, so maybe you thought they were just ornamental. The quince is a relative of the apple, pear and rose. While astringent and dry when eaten fresh, it becomes floral in flavor and tender when cooked. We have made a honey infused quince and apple pie for you. Come on in and try it.

Harvest Days!!!

Hey Everybody! Petaluma Harvest Days are happening this week! The gang at Petaluma Pie has put together some scarecrows to keep the birds off of our pies. There will be events going on around town from Thursday through Sunday. This Saturday from 1-4 (or until we run out) we will be having a holiday pie tasting featuring pumpkin vs. sweet potato blind taste test, guess the weight of the pie and more! A good time to be had by all!
Don't be chicken, it's just scarecrows at Petaluma Pie Company, a farm to table bakery cafe in Sonoma County, Northern California.

Apricots! Cherries!

apricots and cherries make great piesHey Everybody, we got the first apricots and cherries of the season and are making pies for you to eat. These fruits are not going to be with us for much more than a month or so, so get them while you can! In other pie news, collard greens with bacon and black eyed peas are back!

April Showers…

asparagus for pie at Petaluma Pie Company, a bakery in Sonoma County, Northern California

Brings Asparagus! Did we mention that we have asparagus? Before there was even a plan for a pie shop, we dug two long trenches, filled them with rich compost and asparagus crowns. We weeded and tended them, adding more compost every year and now, in year four of these asparagus beds, we can finally  harvest freely. This warm weather and spring rain are really making them grow. They seem to shoot up 6 inches a day! In case you haven’t tried it yet, have Asparagus, Leek and Egg Pie with fresh dill and fromage blanc from Cowgirl Creamery on the menu these days and very soon we will have other tasty asparagus options for you. See you for lunch!

Football Food

Are you planning to watch the Forty Niners game on Saturday? Don’t you think you need some good, football shaped food to eat while you watch? Plan ahead and order up a bunch of hand pies. Cheeseburger, cornish pasty, tuna melt, beef empanada, spinach and feta, mushroom and goat gouda, curried cauliflower and chickpeas, soy chorizo and potatoes, potato and pea samosa!!!

Even if you are skipping the game, hot pie will help you beat the cold weather.


Cheeseburger Pie!
(disclaimer: football decorations for demonstration purposes only)