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Wednesday December 21st is the DEADLINE!

Hey Everybody!

If you want to pick up pies on December 24th, Christmas Eve, you need to get your order in by Wednesday December 21st. We will be open from 9-4 on Saturday and will be closed on Christmas day. If you don’t get your order in, we will be baking extra pies, which will be available on a first come, first served basis. You can place your order online or in the store or even on the phone, but please do it by Wednesday!



Martin Luther King Jr. Day

“…before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world” – Martin Luther King Junior

It was Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday on Friday but today is his day. Every year we remind you that his favorite pie was pecan pie, and you can come and eat a pecan pie while reflecting on MLK final Christmas Sermon, where he talks about the interrelated nature of the universe. When you eat that pie and drink that coffee, think about the labor of so many, from agricultural workers, to dock workers, to truck drivers, to pie makers and even office workers in so many parts of this country and the world that come together to bring you this and many other meals.

Here is a larger excerpt of the sermon:
“It really boils down to this: that all life is interrelated. We are all caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied into a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. We are made to live together because of the interrelated structure of reality. Did you ever stop to think that you can’t leave for your job in the morning without being dependent on most of the world? You get up in the morning and go to the bathroom and reach over for the sponge, and that’s handed to you by a Pacific islander. You reach for a bar of soap, and that’s given to you at the hands of a Frenchman. And then you go into the kitchen to drink your coffee for the morning, and that’s poured into your cup by a South American. And maybe you want tea: that’s poured into your cup by a Chinese. Or maybe you’re desirous of having cocoa for breakfast, and that’s poured into your cup by a West African. And then you reach over for your toast, and that’s given to you at the hands of an English-speaking farmer, not to mention the baker. And before you finish eating breakfast in the morning, you’ve depended on more than half of the world. This is the way our universe is structured, this is its interrelated quality. We aren’t going to have peace on earth until we recognize this basic fact of the interrelated structure of all reality. “

You’ve got less than a week!

petaluma pie pecan pie
Hey Everybody, it is almost Thanksgiving! Orders for pie are coming in all day every day. As you may know, we have a tiny shop, so in order to provide you with excellent pie and pie service, we have a deadline for orders. Sunday November 23rd is the LAST DAY TO ORDER PIE to pick up before Thanksgiving! We will be open Wednesday November 26th until 5pm for pickups and we will make some extra pies for people to buy on a first come, first serve basis, but if you want to get the pie you want, plan ahead and order aheadFor your convenience and ours, we strongly encourage you to order online. If online ordering is not your thing, come in to the shop or call us at 707-766-6743 (7mmm-PIE).  Regular store hours are 9am to 9pm Mon  – Sat 9-7 Sun.

Happy Birthday Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln loved lemon custard pie.

Today is the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, the 16th President of the US of A. His favorite pie was Lemon Custard Pie (or was it Pecan?), which bears a striking resemblance to our Lemon Meringue Pie. If you want to try it out, here is the recipe from the Milwaukee Journal in 1913:

Abraham Lincoln’s Lemon Custard Pie

“Two-thirds of a cup of water, one teacup of sugar, the yolks of three or four eggs; grated rind and juice of one lemon; one tablespoonful of cornstarch; fill a pie shell and bake in a hot oven.
Beat up the whites of eggs separately to a stiff froth, mix in three tablespoonfuls of sugar and spread over pie. Bake to a nice brown.”