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August 10, 2013

Area shop keeps food fresh, local

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“The peaches are a little late this year,” Powers said. “When they come in they are wonderful. They should be ready in a week or two.”

Pie in the Sky began selling Polar Bear brand ice cream 15 years ago, when Ed Shultis decided to sell his ice cream franchise.

“He came in here and asked us if we wanted to buy it,” Powers said. “We really couldn’t afford it at the time, but he made it work for us. He saw our place and thought it would be a good fit – and it is.”

Polar Bear brand ice cream is made on location using special equipment. There are many flavors available as well as sorbets and gluten-free choices.

“The secret is in the machines,” Powers said. “It doesn’t pump a lot of air into the mix, so it comes out creamier.”

Dee Singer and Len Teper have a regular Friday date at Pie in the Sky. They were in the ice cream shop for an early treat Wednesday.

“We have been coming here for many years,” Singer said. “We come in every Friday without fail. We are here today to pick up some ice cream because we are having guests. Whenever we come, we always have to get a scoop to eat.”

In the fall and early winter, Pie in the Sky sells pumpkins. As Christmas nears, they sell Christmas trees wreaths.

“Sometimes we see people once a year at Christmas when they get their trees,” Powers said.

Pie in the Sky is a seasonal shop. The store close after the Christmas trees are gone and opens again in the early spring, when the maple trees have been tapped and the Pie in the Sky organic maple syrup is ready to drip over pancakes.

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