Jennifer always looked forward to the trip to her Grandmother’s in Stratford, CT on a Sunday morning so they could walk to the neighborhood bakery to pick up some freshly baked rolls; or to watch her bake one of her famous Apple pies or New York Style Cheesecake. Baking was a family tradition shared by Jennifer’s Grandmother, Mother, and her three sisters. They understood the importance of using only the best quality ingredients and taking care to produce baked goods that tasted as good as they looked. She learned these principles at an early age.
Jennifer kept the tradition going when she and her family settled in Washington, DC area. She began entering Apple Harvest Pie Contests in West Virginia and in Virginia. Her apple pies not only won ribbons but they commanded high prices at Harvest auctions in the heart of Berkeley County Apple Country. She also entered and won the Washington DC area Magruder's Pie contest. But, it wasn’t until one of her close friends in Great Falls, VA suggested that she donate one of her famous Apple Pies to a School Fundraiser did Jennifer realize that her pies were much more than a family favorite. And, it wasn’t long after that her pies became a staple item at a nearby Irish Farm Market along with sales of her Irish Soda Bread. At the invitation of a local restaurant owner, she began selling pies and muffins at the Original Great Falls Farmers Market, off Georgetown Pike, and at his coffee shop and pub. Once the Farmers Market moved to the Great Falls Village Center, her pie sales began to increase. She had to relocate her bakery to larger facilities. Jennifer made some great friends at the Great Falls and Vienna, VA Saturday Farmers' Markets in the past five years and occasionally makes a special appearance at the Great Falls Market in season. Her retail shop, cafe, and production facility moved to Ashburn, VA to accommodate a growing business. Along with her baked goods, Jennifer’s Pastries expanded into a full service café that features breakfast items, lunch, muffins, home style soups, sandwiches, quiches, and her husband’s Connecticut-style Pizzas baked on a stone hearth.
Now, after many successful years of operating a full service cafe and Connecticut-style pizzeria, we have sold that portion off to re-focus on producing the baked goods that our customers savor. We offer the Pies, Cakes, and Italian specialty items that we started baking when we launched the business many tears ago. We look forward to hearing from you.