Where are your pot pies made?
All of our products are made here in Albany, New York. As much as we can, we use only locally sourced ingredients from independently-owned farms that engage in organic and sustainable practices. When we source outside of our immediate area, we work with farmer co-ops who have the same standards as ourselves when it comes to production that respects the earth and soil while protecting our agricultural landscape for generations to come.
How do I cook my pot pie?
Preheat your oven to 400 degrees for a conventional oven (350 for convection). Remove your pot pie(s) from the vac seal pouch. For a golden, perfect crust, lightly brush with an egg wash (one egg and 1 tablespoon of water, whisked together). Place pot pies on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes. Reduce temperature to 350 (300 for a convection oven) and continue baking for 45 minutes or until crust is a toasty color and the stew us bubbling out. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 10-12 minutes. Use caution with your first bite or two as pot pies often retain an extreme amount of heat.
How do I know which pie is which flavor?
There are two ways to tell your flavors apart when baking and serving. The first is a letter on the crust, however this is a new detail for us so a few pies have snuck into the freezer without being monogrammed with their flavor. The easiest way is by the color of the tin: Red = Chicken, Gold = Vegetable, Blue = Beef and Black = Lobster.
Do you ship internationally?
We currently do not have the capacity to ship internationally but are working towards this capability in the future.
How are your pies packaged and shipped?
Each June Farms Pot Pie is prepared in a recyclable yet sturdy tin, flash frozen and then vacu-sealed for freshness and protection. We then individually wrap each pie in bubble wrap to lessen the risk of in-transit damage. Frozen cool-packs are added to the box to keep the pies frozen for up to 48 hours from the time they leave the Farm. Lastly our boxes are lined with an insulation/padding made from 95% post-consumer, recycled content. These insulating panels are 100% curbside recyclable and can be placed with your paper products for recycling. We strive to only use boxes, padding, taping and labels that are produced from recycled paper and are fully recyclable when you are finished with them.
Why do you only ship Monday - Wednesday?
Freshness and consistency are vital to the quality of our products. As current overnight shipping is not guaranteed by any major provider due to high volume caused by the global pandemic, we take every measure to ensure that any delay won't cause our product to thaw out while awaiting delivery to your door. Therefore we ship only at the beginning of the week so that delays don't cause your order to sit in a distribution center over the course of the weekend.
You are based in upstate New York - where do you get your lobster?
Our wonderful lobster meat comes from Greenhead Lobster in Stonington, Maine (located on Penobscot Bay). Greenhead is a family-owned and operated business who has been fishing the waters of this bay for generations and works with local fishers to provide high-quality, sustainably sourced meat. Our meat is removed from the lobster raw, vacuum sealed and flash frozen before being shipped overnight to us. We add the raw lobster to our chilled stew and then freeze the pie. Therefore the only time the lobster meat in our pot pies is cooked is when you cook it at home, ensuring delicious, tender meat.