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Mario Batali takes to Twitter to share his love of our pie

Posted by on Jan 24, 2013 in News, Pie Blog | 1 comment

Mario Batali takes to Twitter to share his love of our pie

What goes best with one of Mario Batali’s favorite bottles of wine? Well, pie of course. The celebrity chef knows a little something about food and wine, and this week he took to Twitter to tell his more than 400,000 followers that he enjoys pie from the Grand Traverse Pie Company with one of his favorite pinot grigio’s. Batali, who has acheived tremendous success and fame through his restaurants, cookbooks, vineyard, and philanthropic efforts, tweeted out a photo of a cherry pie from the Grand Traverse Pie Co. along with a bottle...

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GT Pie Co. on 9&10 News for Pie Day preview

Posted by on Jan 23, 2013 in News, Pie Blog, Traverse City | 0 comments

GT Pie Co. on 9&10 News for Pie Day preview

Northern Michigan’s 9&10 News ran a story on Tuesday about National Pie Day and all of the ways pie lovers could get a free slice of pie (made with Michigan fruit!) on January 23. Northern Michigan’s News...

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National Pie Day celebration

Posted by on Jan 17, 2013 in Pie Blog | 11 comments

National Pie Day celebration

For pie lovers, January 23 was like Christmas, July 4th, and their birthday all rolled into one. It was National Pie Day, the annual day to celebrate pie and the tasty comfort it brings. On Pie Day, the Grand Traverse Pie Company gave away thousands of free slices of fruit pie with every purchase at all of their 15 locations. The celebration had special meaning for GT Pie because it gave the Grand Traverse Pie Company another chance to celebrate and honor the beautiful state of Michigan, where 14 of the 15 pie shops are located. GT Pie Co....

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Blueberry Crumb Pie Facts

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Pie Blog | 0 comments

The Grand Traverse Pie Company uses the Rubel blueberry for all of our blueberry products.  All of our blueberries are grown right here in Michigan and come from True Blue Farms, located in Grand Junction, Michigan – which is considered to be the Blueberry Capital of the world.  Blueberry farming has been a long time family tradition of the Hartmanns, owners of True Blue Farms, dating back to the early 1900s when blueberries were first pioneered in Michigan. The Rubel blueberry was one of the first commercially named blueberry varieties....

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Grand Traverse Bakery and Cafe in Troy’s “Week of Giving”

Posted by on Aug 1, 2012 in Pie Blog | 0 comments

Fox 2 News Headlines During the “week of giving,” the Grand Traverse Pie Company in Troy is giving 5% of sales all week to an organization called Michigan Youth Opportunities Initiative. MYOI goal is to ensure that young people in foster care have the successful outcomes’s in housing, education, employment, community engagement and health. They are also giving back to our customers with “free sweets” daily and instore daily...

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Denise and Mike Busley: Baking up local ties, goodwill

Posted by on Jun 27, 2012 in Pie Blog | 1 comment

The name “Grand Traverse Pie Co.” is a mouthful when you use it a dozen times a day, so Denise and Mike Busley just refer to it as “Pie.” And whether they’re referring to the company or to their knee-buckling cherry peach crumb, they give an almost reverent quality to the word. Read more about it: The Detroit...

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Higher Grounds Trading Co. – The Best Coffee Comes From Good Friends

Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Pie Blog | 1 comment

Higher Grounds Trading Co. – The Best Coffee Comes From Good Friends from Higher Grounds Trading Company on Vimeo. Higher Grounds Trading Co. works directly with small-scale coffee farming cooperatives around the world. With a commitment to sourcing high quality specialty organic beans, they go beyond normal fair trade and direct trade relationships with their partners in the field. In this video, Chris Treter, co-founder of Higher Grounds, introduces us to partner farmers at Maya Vinic and explains Higher Grounds’ commitment to...

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Five things to do in Grand Rapids

Posted by on Feb 14, 2012 in Grand Rapids, Lists, News, Pie Blog, Tips | 0 comments

Five things to do in Grand Rapids

Grand Rapids is the anchor city for Michigan’s “west coast”, a vibrant, diverse city that offers something for everyone. In addition, “GR” is less congested and more quaint than other big cities in the State. It has a “small Chicago” feel to it, a distinctly midwestern flavor. In all, Grand Rapids is a fantastic place for a getaway. Places Rated Almanac ranked Grand Rapids as the #3 city in the nation for fun and recreation. Here are five things to do in the city. John Ball Zoo Where else can you see...

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Five notable pie-tossing incidents

Posted by on Nov 24, 2011 in Pie Blog | 0 comments

Five notable pie-tossing incidents

For the record, the Pie Lady thinks pie tossing is a waste of great pastry. No one knows for sure when it started, but people have been putting pies in the faces of other people for a long time. Maybe since the first pies were baked there have been disgruntled folks around who decided to toss the creations at their enemies. At least by the 1920s, there were vaudeville acts who specialized in pie tossing. The Marx Brothers, Laurel and Hardy, and the Three Stooges built entire routines around the idea. By the 1960s, as civil unrest became more...

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Famous people associated with pie

Posted by on Nov 21, 2011 in Pie Blog | 0 comments

Famous people associated with pie

Mark Twain Probably no other American wrote as many words about pie as Mark Twain, the sage of letters and author of some of the classics of American literature. Huckleberry Finn, one of American literature’s most famous characters, took his name from one of Twain’s favorite desserts – huckleberry pie. Twain so loved pies that he often ate half a pie pie for lunch and finished it off for dinner. He published his own recipes, and according to his housekeeper, when in bouts of depression, the only thing he would consume would...

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