In the heart of Whidbey Island is the landmark Greenbank Farm, once the largest Loganberry farm in the world. Now the farm with its 151 acres, is publicly owned and home to Whidbey Pies. Every pie we offer contributes to sustaining this precious open space and to bringing back from extinction, the delicious Loganberry. Fragrantly sweet with a lingering tangy essence, berry pies are our specialty and our connection to the land. Since 1986 we have been dedicated to artisan piemaking. Our pie crew turns out over 1,500 pies a week, all handmade, Dedicated bakers hoist trays weighing fifteen pounds through marathon ten-hour bakes. All for the lost art and the love of pie.
In the 1980's Jan Gunn started her family here in Greenbank. Rather than commute to the mainland, they started Whidbey Fish, a market and cafe featuring smoked salmon, Dungeness crab cakes, fresh fish, chowder and Loganberry pies.
“Rolling out the dough, I spooned in the fresh berries,wove a lattice on top, baked until it browned and bubbled and offered pies to our tourists and neighbors alike. Soon I was making twenty, thirty pies a day. They were flying out the door,” says Jan.
Jan officially retired and sold the business to her son, Joe Gunn who stepped up to keep the business in the family and to carry on the tradition of creating delicious hand made pies. Joe and Jessie Gunn formally purchased Whidbey Pies in 2016. After close to 10 years in NYC They wanted to get back to the west coast to be closer to family. Carrying on the family business was the perfect opportunity.
The Pie Family
Jessie and Joe Gunn with their daughter Margot and dogs, Lucy and Bruno