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Crop of the Week: Tomatoes

Fruit or Vegetable? Commonly, we think of “fruit” as sweet – apples, bananas, strawberries. But botanically speaking, “fruit” includes many foods that we think of as vegetables (due largely to taste and culinary usage) – cucumbers, bell peppers, wheat grains, avocados – and the majestic tomato. The fruit vs. vegetable argument even led to legal…

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11th Annual Pie Contest

Mark Your Calendars ANNOUNCING Mission Pie’s 11th Annual PIE CONTEST Saturday August 26, 2017 from 1:30 – 4:00 Interested home bakers are invited to submit a sweet or savory pie to the 11th Annual Pie Baking Contest. Contestants will be the first 20 people to enter. Current and former professional bakers are not eligible. If…

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Crop of the Week: Apricots

Crop of the Week: Apricots Apricot cultivation has been documented for centuries in the Middle East and Central Asia, though the fruit’s exact origin is disputed. The Scottish botanist John Claudius Loudon believed it had a wide native range, from Armenia to the Himalayas, China, and Japan. Almost all U.S. production takes place in California…

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Upcoming Music Mondays

We are delighted to reopen Monday evenings and to feature live local musicians on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of the month. Music will be live between 6pm and 8pm and our full menu will be available until 10pm. And hey, Happy Hour lasts until 7pm so you won’t want to miss that first set.…

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Rhubarb: The World’s Favorite Pie Plant

Rhubarb, eaten like a fruit in the US culinary culture, is botanically a vegetable. The crop – the stem of the plant – is extremely tart, however when it is cooked with sugar, it resembles stewed fruit. Rhubarb takes its name from the Latin rha barbarum. Rhubarb grew along the banks of the river Rha, the ancient…

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Easter Ordering – Now Open

Online ordering for Easter 2017 is now open! Pies are available to order for pick up on Saturday 4/15 and Sunday 4/16, during our regular business hours: Saturday from 8am – 10pm Sunday from 9am – 10pm Easter Menu: Strawberry Rhubarb, Rhubarb Chess, Shaker Lemon, Strawberry Apple, Walnut, Vegan Strawberry Apple, Banana Cream, Coconut Cream,…

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Celebrate Pi Day with Mission Pie

Details for placing your Pi Day orders: You can choose to pick up your pre-order on Tuesday 3/14 between 7am and 7pm, or Monday 3/13 between 7am and 2pm. ORDER PIES HERE: Online Ordering To celebrate this special holiday, delivery will be available within San Francisco for Tuesday 3/14 only. When placing your order, make…

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