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Bakery owner Sharon Penrod is proud of destination bakery known as The Pie Safe.
By Jim Diaz
The Pie Safe Bakery & Café is immediately alluring. The mural on the side of the historic building screams for attention. And when in a small town like Pocahontas, it’s hard to miss.
The shop, owned and operated by Sharon Penrod, is housed in the original Bank of Pocahontas building, which was constructed in 1910. The cozy, nostalgic atmosphere attracts locals who meet there regularly as well as out-of-towners wanting to experience the slower pace of the country.
The blueberry cartoon pie on the side of the building is plenty mouth-watering, and the pies inside don’t disappoint. Sharon has a history of making sweets.
Before opening The Pie Safe, Sharon gained a solid following and reputation by preparing baked goods and jellies for various farmers’ markets. She and her husband converted the bank building, complete with a walk-in vault, and opened the doors on June 12, 2012. The Pie Safe Bakery & Café now serves breakfast, lunch, and the homemade baked goods and jellies that gave Sharon her good name.
If you long for a slower pace and the nostalgia offered by small town Americana, where the food is homemade and the atmosphere is homespun, the Pie Safe Bakery & Café is your place.