This family-owned and operated business has an orchard with more than 1,500 fruit trees and sells more than 20 kinds of pie.
Stevens Bakery & Orchard
Location: 7344 Thackery Road, Springfield
Contact: www.stevensbakeryandorchard.com, (937) 788-2873
Chris and Sharon Stevens are forty-three years married. His childhood home in the Terre Haute (pronounced, “Terry Hut”) area is just one-half mile from their present residential/business property. She was born in Utica, N.Y., and her father was relocated to Wright-Patterson Air Force Base when she was in elementary school. When the youngsters reached a mature age, they were introduced to each other by mutual friends, they courted, and then they married.
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Later, his yearning to work from home and her award-winning pies at the county fair were the deciding factors for the couple to construct a family bakery and orchard on their property.
Chris built an addition onto their house to allow for commercial refrigerators, stoves, racks, and baking space. Once constructed, they opened Stevens Bakery & Orchard in 1998. This family-owned and operated business has their daughter Amy assisting her mother in the bakery, their son Brian tending to the orchard with his father, and their six grandchildren helping who and where they can!
Sharon proudly features “made-from-scratch” pies with quality ingredients; without canned pie fillings, or added preservatives. Stevens Bakery is available by telephone year-round for you to pre-order pies and scheduled their pick-up.
Pie Order & Price:
Pre-order is required (one week’s notice) with pick-up only (no delivery).
Price per pie — $11.
Apple Streusel — crisp, sliced Johathan Apples
Blackberry — plump, juicy berries
Blueberry — loaded with antioxidants
Cherry — tart, Michigan cherries & sweetened perfectly
Peach — tree-ripened, sliced peaches with a bit of cinnamon
Rhubarb — tart and tangy
Strawberry Rhubarb — tart and tangy, with sweet strawberries
Other Favorite Pies:
Custard-old-fashioned egg custard
Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie — chocolate chips and pecans with Brownie texture
Pecan — “Grand Champion Blue Ribbon” recipe
Pumpkin — perfect blend of pumpkin and spices
Sugar Cream — “Just Like Grandma Use To Make!”
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Banana — ripe bananas covered w/freshly made vanilla pudding
Buckeye — “State of Ohio” pie!
Butterscotch — “Grandpa’s Favorite Pie!”
Chocolate — “Kid tested for flavor!”
Coconut — Stevens’ best-selling pie!
Lemon — topped w/whipped cream
Peanut Butter — delicate peanut butter under vanilla pudding
“No Sugar Added” Pies:
Apple — crisp, sliced Jonathan apples with touch of spices
Peach — tree-ripened peaches with a touch of cinnamon
Pumpkin — balanced blend of pumpkin and spices
Telephone to order a pie anytime from Stevens Bakery.
No pets are allowed on the Stevens Bakery & Orchard premises, due to insurance liablility.
You’ll find Stevens Bakery pies at about 20 dining locations throughout Ohio, so check the website for the list of eateries to visit.
Stevens Orchard has 18 varieties of apples, and about 1,500 fruit trees in all! The orchard is open for “U-Pick-Em” from late-August to late-October.
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