We participated in “Spring Greens,” an event hosted by the Des Moines Area Religious Council (DMARC) in May 2019 to raise funds to fight food insecurity in central Iowa.  We served Strawberry Lemonade and Raspberry Mojito Pie Bites for this fun event and worthy cause.  Several of our fellow bakers from the Mickle Center Shared Kitchen participated too.

Nothing Compares! We hosted our 2nd Annual “My Favorite Pie” Contest at the 2018 Iowa State Fair and had a wonderful time.  The overall winner was a Wild Black Raspberry Pie.  We are already making plans for 2019.

Lana was featured in “Our Iowa” magazine in the April/May 2018 edition.  She shared recipes and talked about her love of baking and making people happy with pie.  Thanks to “Our Iowa” magazine for the use of this photograph.


Pies and Pastries by Lana participated in the 2018 Cabin Fever Series at Living History Farms again this year.

Pies and Pastries by Lana sponsored our first pie contest at the Iowa State Fair this summer.  “My Favorite Pie” contest was a huge success with dozens of entries and top notch winners of Lemon Meringue, Key Lime and Lemon Sponge.  See you next year! #NothingCompares


Pies and Pastries by Lana was thrilled to serve fresh, seasonal artisan pie to the Council of State Governments Midwestern Legislators Conference held at Living History Farms in Des Moines in July 2017.  Lana served the unique Iowa Sweet Corn Pie, among other traditional favorites.  Elected officials agree that everything is better with pie! #MLC2017

Pies and Pastries by Lana and the story of the Pie Cooperative was featured in Welcome Home Des Moines Magazine (April/May 2016).   Learn about how we got started and get two wonderful pie recipes; Pucker Up and Kiss Me Lemon Raspberry Pie and Apple Praline Pie. welcome home DSM pies

Photo credit Welcome Home Des Moines Magazine

Pies and Pastries by Lana was at the Cabin Fever Event Series at Living History Farms in February 2017 to celebrate Iowa artisan distillers and bite-size sweets and savory items created by local eateries.  Lana fixed Mojito and Templeton Rye Pie Bites.  Best reaction from the participants was “God Bless America this is some good sh*t!”

Pies and Pastries by Lana was at Hinterland Festival 2016 honored to serve fresh, local Iowa pie to the artists and crew members.  We had a wonderful time and met incredibly nice, talented artists dedicated to making music.

Pies and Pastries by Lana was at the National Governor’s Association Summer Meeting in Des Moines in July 2016. The event was held at the incomparable Iowa State Fairgrounds. We served over 600 pieces of pie including Sweet Corn Pie!   #NGAIowa

Pies & Pastries by Lana was at Salon Spa W at a special event honoring women business owners.  We served our beautiful pie bites.