A vendor with Countryside Farmers' Market since 2014.
People: Joseph Schlott
Products: All-natural fruit pies. cream pies, quiches, pot pies, pub pies and hand pies. All made with butter-- no hydrogenated oils, no preservatives and no trans fats. We use organic milk, local free-range eggs and local free-range meat.
History: Gray House Pies started in 2004 when Darlene suggested that her husband Joe should sell his homemade pies on the front porch of the century home they had just moved into. The previous owner had sold fruits and vegetables in the front yard and there was a huge church nearby full of potential customers on Sundays. Soon, they had a traffic jam in front of their house ever Sunday morning after church let out and it was time to expand the business.
Sourcing: Locally when possible. Holistic Acres in Ashland, Ohio for eggs; Bluebird Meadows Farm in Sullivan, Ohio for pork, beef and chicken; Sirna Farm in Burton, Ohio for beef, pork and peanut butter. As well as other market vendors for meats, veggies and cheeses.
Method:At Gray House Pies we are working to resurrect the simple pleasure of a homemade pie. Nothing real fancy, but yet something scrumptious. Something felt deep inside. Something that satisfies our very soul. Of course, when it comes to satisfying the soul, there's no cutting corners. That's why all of our pies are made "from scratch" with the purest of ingredients. And, that's why, for example, we make our own butter crusts and we peel fresh apples for every apple pie. And that's why we only use organic milk and local free-range eggs in our cream pies and local free-range meats in our pot pies. Equally important is what we DON'T put in our pot pies. Our pies contain NO preservatives, NO fillers, and NO canned fruit. And you won't be eating hydrogenated vegetable shortening when you eat our pies-- we use nothing but 100% fresh sweet butter. So what's in your pie?