The Martha’s Vineyard Pie Lady: Eileen Blake

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One of the many joys of vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard is the fun of discovering something unexpected along the road as you drive. Look at those beautiful cut flowers! No one’s even minding the stand. There’s just a sign saying what they cost; leave your money in a box and pick the bouquet you like. Fresh eggs! Same thing. Stop, leave the requested price, and move along.

Round a bend on the State Road and you see a sign for “Pies and Otherwise,” a road-side, wildly popular word-of-mouth business the late Eileen Blake founded and her family carries on today. Pie. And lots of it. Every fruit and fruit combination you can imagine, plus yumminess like Toll House and lemon chess.

Stop. Peruse the options. Buy one or two. (The people in front of me bought THREE!) Note: Go in search of pie early. By 2 or 3 in the afternoon, the pies are gooone.

We’re currently finishing a cherry crumb. Enjoy.

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4 Responses to “The Martha’s Vineyard Pie Lady: Eileen Blake”


  1. 1 Sarah August 26, 2010 at 10:13 am

    Strawberry Rhubarb is their biggest fan favorite, you should try that next time you’re on island!
    p.s. The sweet old man who most likely sold you the pie is my grampy =)

  2. 2 Melisa August 26, 2010 at 2:59 pm

    Hi Sarah! I contemplated the Strawberry Rhubarb — carefully — but was seduced by the Cherry Crumb. Twice! So delish.

    I’ve bought pies from your Grampy, then, the last two years — he is so sweet! This year he wasn’t around — the pies were for sale in the house. Maybe you were there?

    Anyway, thanks for commenting — and I’ll hope to see/meet you next year! We had the best time, and the pie was definitely a highlight. Yum. :)


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