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A week of fun at the National Cherry Festival

Posted by on Jul 20, 2015 in News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

From cherry pie to Ultimate Air Dogs, this is how we spent our National Cherry Festival… how did you spend yours? We kicked off the fun-filled week by hitting the TART Trail on a 10 mile bike ride – the Cherry Pie Bike Ride. This ride benefits Norte! and is a fun ride for the whole family beginning at the Open Space and continuing on the TART Trail to Dalzell Road. After the ride cyclists are treated to a free slice of pie. Norte! is Traverse City’s bike-centric, youth-focused nonprofit (501c3) advocacy organization. They are...

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Smiling faces at the Kids Make and Bake

Posted by on Jul 17, 2015 in News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

Smiling faces at the Kids Make and Bake

In need of a smile? Check out our video recap of the smiling faces at the Kids’ Make and Bake from the National Cherry Festival! Each year during the National Cherry Festival, we team up with the Traverse Bay Children’s Advocacy Center to put on the Annual Make and Bake event. This event not only puts smiles on over 400 kids’ faces, but it also provides an intimate area where parents can be educated about prevention of abuse and what they can do to help. All donations and proceeds benefited the Advocacy Center. Read more...

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A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cherry Pie Whole Beer

Posted by on Jul 6, 2015 in News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

A Behind-the-Scenes Look at Cherry Pie Whole Beer

What do you get when you combine cherry pie and the brewing mastery of Right Brain Brewery? Cherry Pie Whole Beer! Just in time for the National Cherry Festival, this delicious amber ale is now on tap at Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. In addition to our over 100 cherry pies and 60 crusts this beer was made with local tart cherries from Smeltzer Orchard and 50 gallons of organic tart cherry juice from Northern Natural. So grab a brew and enjoy this behind-the-scenes look at the brewing process to make Cherry Pie...

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Summer Favorites are Back!

Posted by on Jun 30, 2015 in Food, News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

Summer Favorites are Back!

Have you been craving these favorites from last summer? We have great news! The Quinoa Salad, Quinoa Wrap, and Lucy’s Cuban are back in our shops. These favorites will be here all summer long – beginning July 1st until September 13th. There’s nothing like fresh made salads in the warmth of the summer. We invite you to try the Quinoa Salad (or Wrap) which is made with fresh baby spinach, quinoa, lentils, split peas, mandarin oranges, apples, red onion, almonds, and yogurt poppy seed dressing (or with a healthy whole grain...

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It’s National Cherry Festival Time!

Posted by on Jun 29, 2015 in News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

It’s National Cherry Festival Time!

It’s that time of year again – the breezes are warm, the cherries are ripening in the orchards, and jets will soon be flying overhead! We invite you to join in the fun of the 89th National Cherry Festival. This year’s festival runs July 4th through July 11th.   Come see us at the National Cherry Festival: Cherry Crumb Pie – Enjoy a slice of the National Cherry Festival’s Signature Pie. It’s available everyday at the Open Space. Cherry Pie Bike Ride – Sunday, July 5th, 9:30am – 12:00pm....

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Gleaners Kick Off Hunger Free Summer 2015

Posted by on Jun 26, 2015 in News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

Gleaners Kick Off Hunger Free Summer 2015

On June 10, we took a trip to Detroit to take part in the Gleaner’s Community Food Bank‘s kickoff event to a hunger free summer! Grand Traverse Pie Company and other local organizations have become match donors to help provide more than 2 million meals this summer to kids who may be on a reduced lunch plan during the school year. We are also giving a portion of apple pie sales to local food banks around Michigan! (Read more about our initiative: Help us feed Michigan’s youth this summer). Help be a part of a great cause...

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Help us feed Michigan’s youth this summer

Posted by on Jun 17, 2015 in News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

Help us feed Michigan’s youth this summer

Child hunger is a critical problem here in Michigan. Child poverty has grown to 25 percent and more than a third of Michigan children live in homes where no parent has full-time, year-round employment. Many of these children rely on school meals for their daily nutrition. However, when the school year ends, hunger sets in and these children often go without the food they need to grow healthy and strong. Helping feed Michigan’s youth is as easy as apple pie! This summer we are proud to take part in supporting local food banks around the...

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Honor Your Dad with Chocolate Stout Pie

Posted by on May 31, 2015 in Food, News, Pie Blog | 9 comments

Honor Your Dad with Chocolate Stout Pie

Back by popular demand! Grand Traverse Pie Company bakers have brought back the Fusion Pie favorite of 2014 – Chocolate Stout Pie. The Huffington Post even said this pie was “worth a trip to Michigan” when we debuted it last year. This pie is perfect for dad. Yes, we are talking beer and pie – Stout is a dark beer, a treat for the real connoisseur of finer beers. We bake the stout into a rich layer of chocolate ganache at the bottom and also into our creamy chocolate filling which is then topped with meringue and...

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Celebrate Mom with a Free Slice of Pie

Posted by on May 7, 2015 in News, Pie Blog | 0 comments

Celebrate Mom with a Free Slice of Pie

A special treat of a slice of pie awaits the mom in your life. Bring mom, mom-in-law, grand-mom, or yourself if you are a mom into one of our shops on Mother’s Day (Sunday, May 10th) and we will be honored to share some well deserved love with the mom in your life. Please note that this offer is not valid at our Petoskey or Grand Rapids locations. All the best to your special mom on Mother’s Day!   Offer valid Sunday, May 10, 2015 only. No purchase...

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Wedding Pies

Posted by on May 3, 2015 in Food, News, Pie Blog | 2 comments

Wedding Pies

Anyone can offer cake on their wedding day, but for something unique that your guests will remember (and savor), how about Wedding Pies? Now is the time to think about what tasty dessert treats you’ll serve on your once-in-a-lifetime day. Some of our GT Pie locations even offer a giant wedding pie in a large tin that produces pies ranging from 40 to 50 pounds! Contact your local Pie Shop to see if they offer this special item. Pie is meant for sharing – we think pie is the perfect addition for a wedding celebration.   Special...

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