Pie lady helps make Burr Ridge Farmers Market sweet
Harriett Barry pulls some apple pies from the refrigerator Friday at the Burr Ridge United Church of Christ in Burr Ridge. Barry owns "It Tastes Like Love", which makes pies and other pastries for area farmers markets. | Rob Hart~Sun-Times Media
NAME: It Tastes Like Love
SPECIALTY: Homemade pies and pastries
LOCATION: Selling at the Burr Ridge Farmer’s Market, Burr Ridge Village Green
HOURS: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursdays
CONTACT: itllove.com, (630) 880-2417
Updated: August 13, 2012 1:46AM
Life is sweet for Harriett Barry of Burr Ridge, also known as “the Pie Lady.”
Barry spends her days in the basement of Burr Ridge United Church of Christ, where she turns out all sorts of sweet concoctions, including 20 flavors of pie.
This is a particularly busy time for the Pie Lady, who sells her wares at three area farmers markets, including Burr Ridge’s.
When the Burr Ridge Market on the Green starts up again June 14, Barry will offer an assortment of pies and pie-lettes — mini pies just the right size to provide a big treat.
“It’s like a small slice,” said Barry, who opened her company, It Tastes Like Love, in 2008.
This year, Barry will introduce personal-sized blueberry and peach cobblers.
“They’re like your grandmother would have made,” said Barry, who still uses some of her grandmother’s recipes.
“I make an all-butter crust,” she said. “Because that’s the way my grandmother did it.”
All of her pies, cookies and pastries are made with only the best ingredients, with no preservatives or high fructose corn syrup.
“Your taste buds know the difference,” she said.
Barry’s homemade baked goodies fit right in with the just-picked produce, fresh-baked bread and other edible wares available at this year’s market, which takes place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. each Thursday beginning June 14.
Carrie Navins, coordinator of this year’s market, said 20 of the 28 vendors are new to the market this year. Those vendors include four farmers, who will bring fresh fruits and vegetables, and even herbs and flowers, to the market each week.
Not all treats at the market are edible.
Vendors will sell jewelry, women’s accessories, children’s accessories, natural soaps and bath salts, and even items to decorate the home.
“I think it’s going to be a good one,” Navins said of this year’s weekly outdoor sale.