Appeal Democrat
November 19, 2012

The smell of apple pies baking filled the air Monday at Stephens Farmhouse as Thanksgiving Day approached.

Owner Cherie Stephens, three generations of family members, and a handful of employees busily maneuvered their way around the kitchen as they peeled apples, baked pies and filled orders for Thanksgiving in the small farmhouse store on Highway 99 south of Yuba City.

Last year, 1,302 pie orders were placed. “This year, we’re right on track with the same type of numbers,” she said. “We will be making pumpkin (pies) way into the night on Tuesday night.”

While pumpkin pies are by far the most-ordered pie, there are many other homemade items being prepared for customers, including cookies, dinner rolls, nut breads and cranberry sauce.

“What we really pride ourself on is that we want to take care of the customers and what it is that they want for the holidays and everyday,” Stephens said.