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Pike Central Farm Market + Blueberry Peach Crumble Pie
Going to the Pike Central Farm Market on Saturday mornings has become a nice little weekly routine for me whenever I am home – it’s so nice having a great market that I can walk to! Recently, when I received an offer to write a post about baking something using Pike Central Farm Market ingredients, I knew it would be a good opportunity to see what seasonal items that I could work with.
Before I looked at the produce though, I had to stop at Sunday Morning Bakehouse which is quickly becoming one of my favorites for pastries! They just started selling at the Pike Central Farm Market a few weeks ago, and I love their Matcha croissants. They have had some interesting specialty flavors too, like the Elvis croissant above with peanut butter, bananas, and bacon – so delicious!
After I picked up a Matcha croissant, I went over to the Twin Spring Fruit Farm stand, and decided to make something using their yellow peaches and blueberries. The peach samples they had out were super juicy and delicious!
As part of this blog post I received coupons for free entrees at Roti, so I went and got a rice bowl for lunch after leaving the farm market. I have only ever had their chicken rice bowls, so it was a nice change of pace to get to try their steak and garlic sauce, which were both delicious. The pita bread that came on the side was nice and warm – always a nice touch. I’d definitely get the steak again next time I come here to eat!
After browsing recipes online, I decided to make this Brown Sugar Peach Crumble Piefrom Sally’s Baking Addiction using a mix of the peaches and blueberries, and Wewalka pie crust. The recipe was very easy to follow, and using the pint of blueberries plus five small yellow peaches worked out perfectly. I normally don’t make pies, so this was a great way to get out of my baking comfort zone and try out something new. The crumble part of this recipe is really tasty as well, and is a great mini recipe to have on hand to top muffins and other baked goods. This crumble pie really highlights the sweetness of the blueberries and peaches, and it’s the perfect way to enjoy the current offerings from the market!
Pike Central Farm Market (Saturdays 9:00AM – 1:30PM)
910 Rose Avenue
North Bethesda, MD 20852
11584 Old Georgetown Road
North Bethesda, MD 20852