We are committed to the belief that fresh, simple, high-quality ingredients are essential to good food. This starts with sourcing our products close to home, buying produce that is in season, and paying attention not only to how the ingredients we use are produced, but also to the quality of life of the people producing them. We make efforts to spend our money on ingredients go to folks who raise animals humanely, farmers who use sustainable practices, and workers who are paid for their skills and labor. Some of the incredible local farms and businesses we've worked with include Funny Girl Farm, Open Door Farm, Kalawi Farms, Ever Laughter Farm, Blue Merle Farm, Levering Orchard, Waterdog Farms, Slingshot Coffee Company, Brothers Vigalys, Latta’s Egg Ranch, Homeland Creamery, Maple View Farm, Woodfruit, Eastern Carolina Organics, and Farmer Foodshare. Our dough is made with unbleached flour from a cooperatively owned mill and a high fat content European-style butter that makes our crust rich and flakey.
A big part of what makes our pies unique is that we treat our ingredients with the utmost care making everything by hand. What does that mean? Using hand tools to carefully cut butter into flour and rolling each pie individually with a rolling pin. We avoid the use of machinery that would give us less direct control over quality. We buy whole fruit and process it in our own kitchen, allowing for attention to detail, and giving us the abliity to feel and inspect and know that every product we make pays homage to the folks who gave us the ingredients and the people who will enjoy the final result.
We are happy to provide comprehensive ingredient lists for all of our products. Please let us know if you have allergies or food sensitivities so that we can better serve you! While we try our best to accommodate some food sensitivities, nuts, gluten, eggs and dairy are very much present in our kitchen.
The following are ingredients for pastries available at these local retailers:
Spiced Asian Pear Handpies (9/18-10/1)
Ingredients: Local Asian Pears, Flour, Butter, Can Sugar, Brown Sugar, Spices, Apple Cider Vinegar, Demerara Sugar, Salt, Local Half & Half, Local Eggs
Apple-Berry Handpies (9/4-9/17)
Ingredients: Local Apples, Local Blueberries, Flour, Butter, Cane Sugar, Arrowroot, Fresh Lemon Juice, Apple Cider Vinegar, Demerara Sugar, Salt, Spices, Local Half & Half, Local Eggs
Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Local Milk, Sugar, Yeast, Salt, Local Half & Half, Local Eggs
Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Local Milk, Sugar, Brown Sugar, Cinnamon, Yeast, Salt
Ingredients: Flour, Buttermilk, Local Baby Ginger, Butter, Sugar, Ground Ginger, Baking Soda, Baking Powder, Salt, Raw Sugar
Ingredients: Flour, Butter, Sugar, Local Eggs, Vanilla, Lemon Juice, Salt, Lemon Zest