BERGEN COUNTY, N.J. -- Want to be the hit of your next picnic or backyard bash? Bring pie!
This is the time of year, after all, when thoughts turn to roadside stands, farmers markets and home-baked goodness, in particular, the flaky, fruity goodness of a seasonal Jersey fresh pie.
So, grab a fork -- and your wallet -- and go for it. Feel free to add any favs we've missed on our Facebook page or in our Comments section.
Abma’s Farm, Wyckoff : Everything is made from scratch at this family-owned farm where the market carries apple, strawberry rhubarb and other fruit pies in various combinations. Grab a Fork: 700 Lawlins Rd., (201) 891-0278.
Butterflake Bakery, Teaneck: Looking for something kosher? You'll find options like cherry, apple and blueberry pies at his well-known kosher bakery. Grab a Fork: 448 Cedar Lane, (201) 836-3516.
Erie Coffeeshop & Bakery, Rutherford: Fresh seasonal fruit pies are on the menu here -- using New Jersey's finest fruits. Expect apple, as well as strawberry rhubarb, blueberry peach, and cherry. Grab a Fork: 10 Franklin Pl., (201) 460-0073.
Mr. Tod's Pie Factory, Englewood: " Why bake when Mr. Tod can do it for you?" is the motto at this well-known pie shop where Oreo cream, pecan, sweet potato and key lime rule. Grab a Fork: 15 W Hudson Ave., (201) 567-5370.
The Barn, Closter: There are always pies at The Barn but if you want a specific one, it's best to call ahead and order. Most days you'll find the usual suspects: apple, blueberry cherry, and pecan. Grab a Fork: 570 Piermont Rd., (201) 768-1438.