FIELD TEST FRIDAY: JUNE PIES
This weeks FTF takes a little detour off-trail and into the kitchen where we visit with the Founder of June Pie, Tehmi Tolbert. June Pie is strategically located in the town of Heber, Utah which is a fly fishing mecca just minutes off the banks of the of the Middle Provo River near the ski resort town of Park City. June Pies is known for making fresh dinner and dessert pies from scratch, daily.
At the beginning, Tehmi ran the business from her house but quickly outgrew her home kitchen and built an industrial kitchen and store front on Main Street in Heber City, where she operates to this day hand crafting amazing dinner, dessert and hand pies from scratch.
Tehmi says, "I have been baking pies since I was a little girl, and really all I ever wanted was to own a bakery. One where the locals would come and I would know their order," she laughs and then adds, "no really, I wrote that for my 5th grade career day paper!"
Perhaps she could remember everyone's name and order during the early stages of the business, however, if you have ever witnessed Tehmi and her crew on Thanksgiving working tirelessly to fill all of the orders in time for holiday dinner, it's safe to say she has grown that business beyond a local small town following. Loyal customers from surrounding counties line up down the street, around the corner, all the way around the block to get their hands on a famous June Pie. It's an impressive sight to say the least.
Even with all of the growth, Tehmi and her crew do their best to keep things simple and grounded. We asked her what makes June Pies so good. With a grin on her face, she replied, "They are real, they are made fresh every single day by people who really care about the process and really love to bake. We only use fresh ingredients from local suppliers here in Utah. We are obsessed."
Tehmi and her staff love the comfort, safety and no nonsense design of Ventureborn Classics for those long days prepping and baking at June Pies HQ.
Big thanks to Tehmi and her staff for choosing Ventureborn as their go to ring for work and life. If you ever find yourself in Heber, Utah make sure to swing by, say hello and pick up a pie or two. You can also find them online at www.junepie.com and on Instagram at @junepies for daily updates. For you non-Utah residents, don't worry, June Pie has plans to ship nationwide in the near future.