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Nov 25, 2013 12:31 AM

Apple Raspberry Crumb Pie at The Farm in Salinas

Maybe you've noticed the giant sculptures by John Cerney depicting workers in the fields on Hwy 68 driving out of Salinas just before you go over the river? That's The Farm, the grower and farmstand where we buy organic strawberries and corn during the season.

It also sells homemade pies baked on Fridays at the farm. Last week we tried a 4" apple raspberry crumb pie, $5.95. Lovely buttery-tasting streusel, bright and barely sweet firm apples tinged with red raspberry tartness filling without any goop, and flaky crust with a clean finish. The undercrust was not soggy, and if there's one criticism, there was not a whole lot of filling, but that might just be an issue in the small size. The pies are baked in paper collars rather than pie tins.

While it's too late to order a fresh pie for Thanksgiving, The Farm has frozen pies available too. The 7" pies range from $16.95 to $18.95. And the fall only, maple custard pecan pie is $19.95.

The Farm
Spreckels exit off Hwy 68
Salinas, CA

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  1. I had already just finished my dinner when I read your description of that lovely pie and suddenly I was hungry again -- for PIE of course. Thanks for this mention!

    1. I was at The Farm this afternoon and bought some fragrant and sweet organic strawberries, $2.50 per basket. Russian Tea Cakes with walnuts, baked this morning, $2.95 for bag of six called to me. They're a lighter style but good in their own way.

      The Farm is still taking signups for its CSA, which starts Thursday, June 12, but one can join for another start date. Besides fruits and vegetables, the description says "sometimes the boxes will include a sample baked good from The Farm kitchen (such as small pies, cookies, scones, etc)."

      1. In case anyone else is planning ahead for a delicious pie on Pi Day (Saturday, 3.14.15), I discovered that while The Farm is still closed for the season, it's taking orders for pies that can be picked up on Friday, 3.13.