Have Some Free Pie at Boston Public Market

It's for charity.

Pie in the Sky

Summer Shack chef Jasper White hosted the Pie in the Sky kickoff event at his Cambridge restaurant. / Photo via Facebook

With just one week until Thanksgiving, now is the time to start training for the annual eating marathon. A good way to do that is with a free piece of pie.

Luckily, tomorrow is Community Servings’ Pie Day, an annual celebration of its Pie in the Sky fundraiser. The Massachusetts charity and the Boston Public Market are teaming up for a lunchtime pie-looza: Around the marketplace, there will be free tastings of apple, pumpkin, pecan, and sweet potato pies; as well as pie-related activities for families. Select vendors will also showcase optimal pie pairings, so you can get some inspiration for your own holiday feast. The festivities continue in the evening with another tasting and shopping event at Simon Pearce on Newbury Street.

Attendees will also be able to purchase pies made by some of the state’s top culinarians. Since 1993, Community Servings has supported its mission to deliver meals and nutritional support to critically ill people around the state with a bake sale blowout, Pie in the Sky. More than 20,000 pies are donated each year.

Beyond the event tomorrow, they can be ordered online and picked up in time for Thanksgiving at sites around central and eastern Mass.

This year, 150 bakers include the likes of Jasper White of Summer Shack, Joanne Chang of Flour, Sharon Burns of Farmstead Table, Maura Kilpatrick of Sofra, and many more. Each $28 pie can provide a week’s worth of nutritious meals for one of Community Servings’ 1,600 clients, according to the nonprofit. So far, more than 7,000 pies have been ordered.

Pie Day Celebration, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Boston Public Market, 100 Hanover St., Boston; 4-6 p.m. at Simon Pearce, 103 Newbury St., Boston; pieinthesky.org.