Patriotic Pie Party

Earlier this week WCPI teamed up with the crew from My Produce Club and made some delicious fruit pies. Together we decided on 3 different recipes that used the freshest ingredients. We'll start with this marvelous Lemon Pie, recipe created by none other than Joanna Gaines. Who has the Magnolia Table cookbook?? We loved this recipe because of how simple and fresh it is! Then we went rogue and topped with berries from Driscoll's. Great life choice. 

 

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We also made a strawberry-blueberry fruit pie topped with stars and stripes made out of pie crust. Looks ambitious, but it was very easy! Stars were made with a cookie cutter and stripes from strips of dough. Just place anywhere you want on the pie and they bake right on! Our fearless leader Erica Manfre of American Huney Photography expertly knew to use an egg wash to make the crust look golden! Great tip. 

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The last pastry we made were these mini fruit pies. We used ready-made pie dough in a greased muffin tin then added the filling. A mixture of strawberries and blueberries and sugar sugar wash then poured into the little dough cups. Topped with a star and brushed with an egg wash, these babies were ready for the oven! These desserts are awesome for sharing at an event because they're easy to transport, and don't require any utensils! Plus they are so cute. 

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We hope you all had a wonderful Fourth spent with family, friends, and fresh food!

Let's Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend!

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First, let's think of the real reason we are here! Before the BBQ's, summer drinks, pool or lake time...We're here to remember those who have served our great country and those who have fallen in duty. We are forever grateful. God Bless America!

Of course, part of Memorial Day Weekend is the grilling! What are you planning to throw on the grill this weekend? We'd love to hear!

This week we are also celebrating National Asparagus Day (Thursday May 24) - so why not join in? Throw a few stalks on the grill with your other veggies!

However you celebrate, be safe and don't forget to take some time to reflect on all of those who have lost their lives for our great country. 

*Watsonville Coast Produce Will be closed on Monday, May 28 in observance of Memorial Day. We will return to our normal deliveries on Tuesday, May 29. Any questions, call 1-800-966-8547

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Magnificent May!

May is here...where did the first part of the year go??? Spring has sprung, and we are starting to see the signs of summer coming around the corner. During May falls Cinco De Mayo, many graduations, Mother's Day, Memorial Day... the list goes on! It's no wonder that May is National Strawberry Month, National Salad Month, National Salsa Month, National BBQ Month and National Hamburger Month. We will be celebrating with delicious seasonal foods ALL month long! 

What are your favorite foods to eat and prepare for the all of the spring and summer celebrations coming up? Tell us in comments or on our social media! Join us here and on social media as we celebrate all the wonderful May events all month long.