Grand Traverse Pie Company and Pure Michigan celebrate ‘National Pie Day’ with free pie

Grand Traverse Pie Company will celebrate the fruits of Michigan during National Pie Day on Wednesday, January 23, 2013. Each Grand Traverse Pie Shop will be serving up a FREE SLICE of Michigan fruit pie with any purchase all day on ‘Pie Day.’

“We are serving Michigan fruit pie for National Pie Day as a salute to our Michigan business and agriculture” stated Mike Busley, founder of Grand Traverse Pie Company. “Michigan has a great bounty of natural resources and commodities to be extremely proud of. We are thrilled to serve up the comforts of pie with a Pure Michigan twist,” Busley went on to say.

Those who can’t celebrate Pie Day in person can still have their pie and eat it too. Grand Traverse Pie Company and Pure Michigan will offer fans on Twitter the chance to win a whole pie every hour between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. EST on January 23rd. To be eligible to win, fans can simply tweet their favorite type of pie to both @PureMichigan and @GTPie. Tweets must include the hashtag #puremichiganpie and entrants must follow both Pure Michigan and Grand Traverse Pie Company on Twitter. Pure Michigan will choose one winner at random each hour; winners will be contacted through Twitter. Additional details will be available on the Pure Michigan blog on January 23rd.

Pure Michigan is encouraging fans nationwide to post photos of pies to the Pure Michigan Facebook wall during the week of January 21st. One fan photo will then be featured at the end of the week. Bakers and fans alike can also add their favorite pie recipes to Pinterest, using the #puremichigan or #puremichiganpie hashtags.

National Pie Day was created by the American Pie Council and is dedicated to the celebration of pie. This day is the perfect opportunity to pass on the love and enjoyment of pie eating and making to future generations.

The Grand Traverse Pie Company offers 30 varieties of hand-made pies. Each GT Pie Shop bakes the made-from-scratch pies every day! GTPC makes over 95% of its purchases from Michigan companies and promotes two of the State’s key ingredients- agriculture and commerce. Michigan fruit (cherries, apples and blueberries) sugar, and flour all come from our State’s growers and processors, and GTPC will drive nearly $20 million into Michigan’s economy this year. In fact the pie has received many accolades, including Michigan’s favorite celebrity chef, Mario Batali, “I don’t think I’ve ever had as good a pie as Grand Traverse Pie Company’s Cherry Crumb Pie…It’s a religious experience.” Visit gtpie.com to ship your favorite pie to friends and family.


12 Comments

  1. vernon costello

    it s my birthday 72 years of being young Thanks 615-746-2436

  2. I want to sign up for the Grand Traverse Pie Company and Pure Michigan pie giveaway but I don’t tweet so am entering this way. My favorite pie is Apple. Please enter me. Thank you

    8688 W 7 1/2 Mile Rd
    Brimley, MI 49715

  3. yvonne c mcclure

    Saw you on fox today. Would love to win a free pie.
    Looks good on tv

  4. Seen you on fox news this morning. Pies look yummy. Do you have a catalog. Do I qualify for a free pie? E mail me. Thank you

  5. Cheryl Beyett

    I am from mi and every year come to traverse and charlevois area I do not tweet because I don’t know how.i was at cherry festival last summer and ate plenty of cherry products. I would like to b considered for a slice of pie or pie without the tweets. Northern mi. Is truly Gods country and I enjoy every moment I m able to spend there. Pure mi. Is a favorite website and sometimes it makes me cry because I m not there,but I have many wonderful memories of my times living there. Keep up the good work.i look forward to being in traverse city charlevois in summer of 2013. Thank u for your time. Cheryl b

    • Cheryl Beyett

      I didn’t appreciate how lucky I was to have lived in Michigan and enjoyed all its fun and beauty and Cherries until u move away.

  6. Anita Waters

    My husband is from MIchigan and he misses the great Blue berry Pies but we dont have a twitter acc to register for the free pie day give away it would be greatif you could send him a Great Michigan Blue berry Pie it would be a great late birthday gift his birth day is 01/05 he was born and raised in Ionia thanks

  7. Ann Suttle

    ‘Saw you on Fox and Friends today! We’ll see you in Traverse City in the summer. Our son, Joseph Suttle and his business partner, Ben Coe, own “That’s a Pizza” in TC. We love their pizza, but we’ll be eating some cherry pie too this summer!
    Ann Suttle,
    Lillian, AL

  8. Love your cherry pie and the fresh cherries we picked out on the Peninsula. Your dried cherries are also delicious in salads.

  9. John Johnson

    The pie on Fox & Friends looked like pure indulgence.

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