Dolce Bakery launches pie-of-the-week club 

It's like a CSA for baked good fanatics

Hate cooking, but feel like you should be doing something to support your local food entrepeneur? Well, you're in luck.

Michelle Diminich has decided to let you buy into her bakery. In return for your subscription price of $140, you'll receive six weeks of both sweet and savory baked items.

The Community Supported Bakery or CSB kicks off November 11. As an example of what you might see over the course of three weeks, Diminich gave us the following sample schedule: the first week might feature a Pink Lady Apple Crumb Pie with apples supplied by Creasman Farms in Hendersonville, N.C. After that, a savory tart might come with broccoli rabe and wild mushrooms from Thackeray Farms on Wadmalaw followed by a sweet potato custard pie with gingersnap crust, a chicken pot pie with golden cheddar biscuit crust, and, finally, a caramelized onion and smoky bacon quiche — bacon supplied by Meathouse.

It's a clever marketing gimmick, and it's timed perfectly. Who doesn't want a warm, comforting pie of some kind to warm them up during the hectic holiday season.

Diminich is a professional baker who leases space from Normandy Farm in South Windermere and bakes special orders for them along with several restaurants and wholesale accounts in town. She says customers can pick up their pies each Thursday afternoon between 1 and 5 p.m. at Queen Street Grocery downtown.

For more information or to sign up, contact Dolce Bakery at (843) 408-5991 or visit dolcebakerycharleston.com.

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