The nice folks at Cape Abilities saw my previous post and invited us for pie at Centerville Pie Company. Well, that was a no-brainer—we were delighted to learn more about Cape Abilities and we never turn down pie.
So we went here:
And met Liz from Cape Abilities:
And ate absolutely amazing pie:
Liz works with the beach buckets like the one we found in our room when we arrived. Cape Abilities distributes 30,000 beach buckets each summer, providing advertising for local businesses, much-needed products and information for tourists, and employment for some 70 people with disabilities. During the winter months they do things like put handles on paint buckets, apply stickers onto other products, etc.
You may be wondering about the connection between Cape Abilities and the Centerville Pie Company. It’s quite the story. The Pie Company had only been open a month or so when Oprah came to town to attend Eunice Kennedy Shriver’s funeral. The owner sent Oprah a chicken pot pie, Oprah loved it—and said so—and business took off like a rocket. To help keep up with demand, Centerville Pies partnered with Cape Abilities.
Now they work together to make these fabulous pies, with many of the Cape Abilities people working in their industrial kitchen, pulling chicken, peeling apples, and the like. Alas, that kitchen is currently being remodeled, so we didn’t get a tour (maybe on our next trip?) but here’s a video that will take you behind the scenes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAoBK1KpE9M
We had a wonderful time talking to Liz, learning more about how Cape Abilities operates, and luxuriating in absolutely fabulous pie. If you find yourself on Cape Cod, visit the Cape Abilities Farm and go to the Centerville Pie Company. You’ll love them! I recommend scheduling these visits early in your stay, as you’re going to want to go back to both. Trust me on this: I would never lead you astray, especially where pie is involved.
P.S. Those pie people make a darn fine cranberry scone, too. We took some to go for breakfast the next day and they were fabulous.