Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County

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leethebard
Sirloin
2008/02/08 16:07:40
I voted in the current poll for shoofly pie because it's a regional item I never see outside amish country. I've tried so many and it's hard to pick a favorite...but truly,like cheese cake, taste and texture varies so much. Plane and Fancy Farm still makes a pretty good one...and I got a great one from the Bird-In-Hand Farmers market. Any other places to recommend? How far from Lancaster did you roadfooders ever come across a genuine shoofly pie????
Oneiron339
Double Chili Cheeseburger
RE: Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County 2008/02/08 16:15:16
Willow Valley Bakery has a good shoo-fly pie. Three are 2-3 stands at the Central Market which have good pies. Also, at Root's and Green Dragon. I've never seen them outside Lancaster Co.
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County 2008/02/08 16:21:53
Tried it at The Green Dragon Farmers Market(only on fridays) and it was pretty good,too!
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County 2008/02/10 00:02:14
Hey, do the shoofly pie mixes work? I've never had the courage to try one?
NYNM
Filet Mignon
RE: Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County 2008/02/10 02:29:55
The nicest is when you drive on back roads and some farms have just picked veggies on a stand, and a few shoofly pies. Also what's that other one, whoopie pies, that's it!!!
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County 2008/02/10 07:35:41
Yes,that is a must every trip....my wife makes me do that! And I don't mind. We're bought fresh corn,peppers, and eggs,and home made root beer..and so much more. A trip to Amish country is a way to restore one's soul. A beautiful piece of the world,and something to enjoy at every turn. It should be the destination of every american...at least once in a crowded lifetime. We return every 2-months!!!
NYNM
Filet Mignon
RE: Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County 2008/02/10 11:53:44
Yes, Amish country MUST be backroads only, no tourist traps. I find the Southern part of Lancaster county esp. good for these farm finds.

I believe the strict Amish still work w/o electricity.

Have you ever stayed overnight at one of those farms? You can find out about them thru I think Lancaster Cnty CofC. We did a few times, its great. The last one arranged for us to have dinner at a neighbor's. They do this with a huge family-style meal, maybe 10 people (maybe $20 per) with huge fresh home cooked meal and a tour of the barn later! Worth it!!
leethebard
Sirloin
RE: Shoofly Pie in Lancaster County 2008/02/10 17:33:49
No NYNM,
but we spend several hours a trip sometimes with our Amish friends. They and tgheir 8 kids are great hosts...and we share such great stories. I've learned a lot about their way of life.