Judith Ogden Larsen learned to make pies from her grandmother at age 10. Together they rolled out the perfect crust and filled it with pounds of fresh fruit fillings like raspberries, cherries, blueberries and apples. It was lightly brushed with milk and sprinkled with sugar, then baked to perfection. The pies always brought smiles and happiness wherever they were served.
She had an idea that people might buy her pies, so she loaded up her pickup truck and sold her handmade pies along Interstate 80. Many people stopped to buy them, and she regularly sold out of as many pies as her pickup would carry. Customers, grocery stores and coffee shops began calling from all over the country to ask if she would send her pies to them, and The Village PieMaker was born.
The business rapidly grew out of the spare bedroom in the house, and was soon moved into a quaint brick creamery in Eustis, NE. As the business continued to grow, one thing never changed—the commitment and dedication to hand-make each pie with the best quality ingredients. “No canned stuff” has always been the company’s motto and that’s taken very seriously.
Today, Village PieMaker's delicious “take and bake” frozen fruit pies can be found nationwide in many of your favorite local grocery stores and markets. Our customers love the hand-made goodness and old-fashioned favorites cherry and strawberry-rhubarb. After all these years, we’re still sharing happiness—one slice at a time. You can also order pies online, even create a pie pack of any 4 delicious flavors. Our pie packs make a great gift!
Happiness. Share a Slice.