A great new cafe and pie shop opened at 25th and Mission: Mission Pie. It's a pretty, cosy spot with a selection of three kinds of organic, fair-trade coffee, a nice variety of teas, and pumpkin, apple and walnut pies as well as pastries and organic fruit and juice.
The great thing about this place--other than being a great place to stop in for coffee on your way to BART in the morning--is that it's a venture started by the Pie Ranch folks. Pie Ranch is a farm dedicated not only to sustainable agriculture, but also to "inspire youth to transform their relationships to food,and to work with their communities in building healthier local food systems."
The pies are made with ingredients from the ranch, the workers are Mission High students who have been working on the farm, and while I sound like a PR flack, I'm not connected to the place in any way. I just had a great cup of coffee and a slice of pie this afternoon, and wanted to encourage Hounds in the neighborhood to stop in.