I really wish I had a Town Crier to announce this awesome news!
After 4.5 years of dutiful attendance to the Marin Civic Center farmers market (Every. Single. Sunday.) I have decided to move on. Its been real!
In other news,
Little Ladybug has expanded its wholesale business!! You can find Little Ladybug Bakery sweets so many places now!
~ Bicycle Coffee (cookies!) 2nd and Webster, Oakland
~ Awaken Cafe (they have my biscuits and tiny hand pies!) 14th and Broadway, Oakland
~ Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (cookies!) 3rd and Mission, SF
~ Curbside Creamery (so many cookies and Pie slices!) Temescal Alley, Oakland
~ Melo Melo Kava Bar (cookies!) 1701 University Ave, Berkeley
~ Bay Grape Wine Shop (bags of cookies!) 376 Grand Ave, Oakland
My farmer, Tim Boughten from Amber Oaks Orchard has promised me that Rhubarb will be here before May!
Now I don’t know if I can really trust Tim because not only does he not control rain/sun, he also pans for gold. And just like you, Im not really sure what gold panning has to do with rhubarb but I wanted to share that cool detail about my produce farmer with you!
So, there you go, now you know of someone who legitimately pans for gold. And here are a few pictures for your viewing pleasure.
Italian Easter Pie only shows up once a year, similar to the Easter bunny and Santa and Leprechauns! (and my dad, lol!)
What on Gods green earth is Italian Easter Pie you ask? Lemme tell you, its amazing.
Made with Bellwether Farms whole milk ricotta cheese, organic eggs, orange zest and chocolate pieces. So its reminiscent to a light cheesecake … pie. Cannoli filling in a pie crust!Its just worth a try is what it is.
Since its only around ONCE A YEAR, why not? Your Easter will be all the better for it! Actually, your Easter will be MADE from it because, if the Easter Bunny forgets to fill your basket (which happens more and more often in adulthood), your pie hole will be filled.
Easter is a big holiday, for whatever reason that you celebrate. And all reasons that you celebrate Easter should involve pie. Pie Pie Pie. Cherry Pie. Berry Pie. Coconut Pie. Pie Pie Pie.
Pre-order your pie(s) for Easter so you can be the hero who shows up with something delicious. Rather than the person who shows up empty handed with a new tattoo (Hi Grandma!).
Whatever your reason for loving/hating/not caring about Easter, the day should definitely involve fresh, hand made pie.
It has come to my attention that pies are the new alternative to wedding cake (so long cupcakes!).
I understand the desire to have pie at your festivities:
~you can have a bunch of flavors,
~each table can get their very own wedding pie,
~your dessert table will look inviting and rustic and delicious, and most of all, who doesn’t like pie?!? (other than that one aunt who doesn’t like anything, she doesn’t count).
~pie is the best thing ever.
All of this is to say, I would love to provide the pies for your wedding! Or for your anniversary! Or birthday! Or for Meeting the Parents! Or whatever reason you need to have to buy a pie. Ladybug is here for you.
Because I was feeling a little stir crazy from all the rain I decided to bring back Mixed Berry Pie! Blackberries, Blueberries and Raspberries all together in a flaky buttery pie crust, wowza. The smell of this pie baking makes me feel like its July again. I love it and so should you!
Also, due to a little Hallmark Holiday called Valentines Day Ive brought back the Chocolate Pot de Creme Pie! Actually, it wasn’t Valentines Day that spurred the return of this pie. It was my stomach. Either way, this pie only comes around a couple times a year, its like an illusive unicorn that way.
*RICH RICH RICH is one way to describe this DECADENTLY CHOCOLATE-Y pie.
*Another way to describe it is, WOW WHO NEEDS MEN???.
The Chocolate Pot de Creme Pie is made with organic eggs, super fancy Dutch chocolate and is captured in an all butter crust. Get a taste of it while its here because this WILDLY DELICIOUS unicorn-like pie won’t be around for long!
The Lemon Lime Chess Pie can be found as well on my pie table this time of year. A ‘Chess’ pie is any pie made with the basic -eggs-butter-sugar- pie filling. This version has fresh squeezed lemon and lime juice added to make for a luscious, softly set, citrus-y, custard-like pie. Add in an all butter pie shell and you’ve got yourself a really, really nice pie.
And as always, I have the Heirloom Apple Pie also. This pie is a crowd pleaser, an all around, voted most universally enjoyed, entirely yummy pie. Several different apples make for a bouquet of apple flavor in every bite!
After four years of dutiful attendance to the Thursday Marin Civic Center farmers market I have decided to move on to greener pastures (get it? GREENER = $$$$$ …no? sigh).
Little Ladybug Bakery will still be attending our regular weekend markets :
Saturdays in Oakland at the Grand Lake farmers market, 9am-2pm
Sundays at the Marin Civic Center farmers market, 8am-1pm.
I’ll be expanding my wholesale accounts and catering opportunities with my new ‘free’ day! Contact me if you have any wholesale/catering questions. Consider yourself updated!
Thank you for supporting this little Ladybug!!
I love Pumpkin Pie, its my most very favorite pie. But much like everything else in life, its time to shine has come and gone (see you in 10 months Pumpkin Pie!! ) and were now making room in our bellies for a new pie flavor!
Enter (fabulously sashaying) French Coconut Custard Pie! This wildly unique pie is divine, a gently sweet vanilla custard is mixed with toasted coconut creating a sweet, slightly chewy while still silky smooth dessert for the masses.
If you’ve had this pie, then I needn’t go on.
If you haven’t had this pie yet, I still needn’t go on. Just buy a slice and discover a taste of heaven for yourself!
Another fantastic holiday under our belts! (spilling over our waistlines? ehh, who gives a shhhht!)
This year Little Ladybug Bakery made and SOLD two hundred and four pies. TWO HUNDRED AND FOUR PIES!
Thanks for supporting this Little Ladybug. I couldn’t have done it without you!
Well, I could have made the pies but I wouldn’t have been able to do the important ($$$$$) part which is SELL them without your help! I loves you! xoxoxox