|No, that's not an apple pie, it is raspberry cream and my, oh my was it scrumptious.|
Welcome to Day 4 of weeklong giveaways focused on all-things-local because I am celebrating my four-year blog anniversary and showering you with awesome presents.
Day 4: Local Up & Coming Food Company, Pippin Apple Pies.
One of the best things about being a foodie is the joy of discovery. Big companies with big budgets have marketing departments, public relation folks, and the name recognition to get the word out fast whenever they have something new to share.
For the little guys, praise by word of mouth means everything.
I picked this giveaway in the hopes of spreading the word about a great foodie find in our very own backyard.
Pippin Apple Pies in Springdale was born close to three years ago by Kelli Maestri. Kelli is known in her inner circle for making some pretty fantastic pies from scratch after growing up watching her Grandma Flossie make pies and then making Grandma Flossie teach her how to recreate those pies. Grandma Flossie used to make pies and sell them to neighbors, wishing to open her own pie shop one day. Grandma Flossie must have been pretty spectacular at pie making because Kelli’s pies are truly delicious and memorable. About three years ago after a friend nudged her to sell her pies, Kelli was surprised to start receiving orders. Surprised because she had not even set up her business yet! Yes, that very same friend set up a facebook page and the orders just started coming in. A business was born.
I picked Pippin Apple Pies as a local up-and-comer for today’s giveaway after I got a tip about her pies. I ordered one, met her, and now I am hooked. I know you will be too. Especially if you are not a baker, have a holiday or two in the horizon, and want to know that what you serve your family and friends will be a true culinary delight. For now, her business is small and only has a facebook page, yet boy, oh boy, it has great potential.
A lucky someone will be receiving one Pippin Apple Pie delivery of their choice. You’re going to love this one.
Contest ends next Thursday, September 12th at midnight (CDT). I will pick a winner via randomizer.
Answer the following question in the comment section.
Q: What is your favorite pie?
Please make sure your comment has information that allows me to contain you such as your name, email, blog, facebook, or twitter name in case you are the winner (need help on how to leave a comment?).
Want extra changes to win?
+1 extra entry: Tweet this giveaway (tag “@nwafoodie” and leave an extra comment to let me know)
+1 extra entry: Facebook this giveaway (tag “nwafoodie” in the giveaway and leave an extra comment to let me know)
Here’s what to expect this week. Exciting, right?
Day 1 = LOCAL FOOD TREASURE giveaway
Day 2 = LOCAL CHEF EXPERIENCE giveaway
Day 3 = LOCAL FARMER’S BOUNTY giveaway
Day 4 = LOCAL UP & COMING FOOD COMPANY giveaway
Day 5 = LOCAL FOOD MAGAZINE giveaway
Day 6 = LOCAL INTRODUCTION TO BECOMING YOUR OWN BEST FOODIE giveaway
Day 7 = LOCAL BEVERAGE EXPERIENCE giveaway
Eat well, my friends. Eat well.
No purchase necessary to enter. Contest void where prohibited. Contest open to members who are 18 years or older. Contest open only to US residents only. Although this really giveaway only makes sense if you live close in the Pippin Apple Pie delivery area, are planning to visit, or want to give this to someone who lives in this area. I was not compensated by the Pippin Apple Pie Company.