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Pie Time at Holland Farms!

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At Holland Farms Bakery & Deli, all of our baked goods including pies are baked fresh every day. So while it might be easier for us to pop a commercially prepared frozen pie in our oven, that will never happen at Holland Farms. That’s because we pride ourselves in providing you baked goods like you remember your grandma making – and our pies are no exception.

Make sure you place your orders for holidays pies today – give us a call at 736-6044 and one of our friendly staff will be more than happy to assist you!

During the holiday season, we offer a wide variety of both fruit and cream pies, and we always use real fruit filling and real whipped cream – no skimping. So you’ll be able to serve your family and guests a pie that tastes just like homemade.

Our fruit pies for the holidays come in the following varieties:

  • Apple
  • Dutch Apple
  • Blueberry
  • Cherry
  • Raspberry
  • Pumpkin
  • Mince

Prefer cream pies? We’re sure to have your favorite kind for Thanksgiving:

  • Chocolate
  • Coconut
  • Banana
  • Strawberry
  • Lemon
  • Lemon Meringue
  • Pumpkin Cream
  • Boston Cream
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Ramon Zayas – Our Master Baker

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You might not realized that behind-the-scenes at Holland Farms Bakery & Deli, a world-famous baker is busy preparing the delicious pastries, donuts, breads and cakes for the day. But every day Ramon Zayas, production manager at Holland Farms does just that. Ramon has garnered fame for being in the Guinness Book of World Records for the world’s largest jelly donut – baked on January 21, 1993 and weighing 1.7 tons – but his top priority is serving the people of the Mohawk Valley the very best in baked goods.

Ramon, who formerly owned Donato’s Bakery in Utica, has worked at Holland Farms for the last 17 years. He has been a baker for 37 years, and lends this experience to his role at Holland Farms. “I do pretty much everything in the bakery here,” Ramon said, adding that he oversees the entire bakery, buys supplies, maintains inventory, and trains and cross-trains new employees.

Ramon is also active on a national level, serving as past president for the New York Bakers Association, as a board member for the Retail Bakers of America, and serving as current president for the New York Bakers’ Association.

But it is at Holland Farms that Ramon is most at home. “I absolutely love the people here,” Ramon said. “The staff is hard-working and conscientious, and the volume of baked goods we produce every day is phenomenal,” he said. “It’s a good feeling to be able to serve people.”

Ramon said that even after all these years; he still loves to eat sweets every day. And although he’s world-renowned for his famous jelly buns, he is especially proud of his cheesecake recipe. “It’s a real New York cheesecake. I went to Queens to learn the recipe – pure cream cheese from top to bottom. It’s delicious!”

A native of the Utica area, Ramon and his wife of 34 years have five children and five grandchildren.

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