13th Annual Pie Party: Sweet Treats for a Good Cause

13th Annual Pie PartyArticle written by LFA Intern Lauren Kaiser. This Sunday, May 1st, is the 13th Annual Pie Party hosted by Food Conspiracy Co-op! Located at 525 N. Bonita Ave. home of  YWCA Southern Arizona, this Pie Party is sure to make your taste buds go wild! Only

This Pie Party fundraiser promotes non-profit organizations who participate as beneficiaries. Organizations can win some of the proceeds in two ways. The first way to win a reward is by having the guests of the event vote with their pie tickets for the non-profit in which they wish to give the funds to. The second way to win is by having the “Best in Show” pie. Last year close to $2,000 was raised and split between the two winning organizations (Iskashitaa Refugee Harvesting Network and Living Streets Alliance). This year, Local First Arizona is participating to be one of the beneficiaries at this year’s Pie Party. Be sure to vote for LFA when you stop by!

A delicious Banana Pudding Pie from the Back Dough!

Local First Arizona interns Lauren Kaiser and Caroline Diglio have been coordinating with Local First Arizona members, who are so kindly able to donate two pies each for this tremendous event. So far participating LFA members inculde Beyond Bread/Back Dough, Gourmet Girls Gluten Free Bakery/Bistro, Ghini’s French Cafe, and Mama’s Hawaiian Bar-B-Cue! Caroline and Lauren have also included Green Valley Pecans in the mix for making their very own local pecan pie! They are sourcing local ingredients in their pecan pie, as well as a possible fruit pie, that will include Hayden Flour Mills and fresh fruit from local farmer’s markets in order to make this a successful local pie throw down!

Come support Local First Arizona and our tremendous members at Tucson’s 13th Annual Pie Party this Sunday at YWCA from 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm! Have fun and don’t forget to vote for your favorite local pie!