Perfect pies to battle it out

By Amity Thomas

Good Local Markets (GLM) hosts the 11th annual “Battle of the Pies” at the White Rock Farmers Market on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 9 a.m.-noon. Amateur bakers of all ages are invited to join in the fun by competing for a special award for best youth bakers under 16.  

Photo by Amity Thomas

All pies are available for tasting by the public, who vote “Best of” in the categories of Fruit, Nut, Chocolate, Cream/Custard, Savory, Youth and Best Overall. Entry fee is $10 per pie, and tasting tickets will be available the day of the competition for $5. Pie crusts and fillings must be homemade. Winners in each category will receive an official GLM pie ribbon and tokens to spend on the best local produce and artisan finds in Dallas. For more information and to register online, go to or stop by the GLM information booth on market days. GLM at White Rock Farmer’s Market (9150 Garland Road) is held every Saturday from 8 a.m.- 1 p.m. Its mission is to support local farmers and ranchers, incubate small businesses, increase food access, strengthen the local food movement and create healthy communities.