The woman who had the BRILLIANT idea to create this is Tricia Martin who says, "I wanted a creative way to bring people together through taste" and "The great thing about pie is its cross-generational appeal." Yes! I couldn't agree more.
This made me so homesick for Portland--for missing the contest, and for all those berries I didn't get to pick this year--that I might have to make one of the contest-winner recipes listed on her Pietopia blog--the "Homesick for Miami" pie. OK, Miami is as far as you can get from Portland, but maybe it would still work.
I love seeing this--this creativity, generosity, and homespun comfort in action that pulls a community together. It gives me hope that the world isn't completely going to hell.