Pre-order pecan pie made by NMSU students at NM Vintage Market this weekend

2021-11-11 07:28:22 By : Ms. Maisie Wang

MESILLA-NM Vintage Market partnered with ACES Foods, run by students from New Mexico State University, to bring freshly baked pecan pie to the community during the Thanksgiving holiday. 

This is another collaboration between the 100% New Mexico Product Store and the NMSU School of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES) and students from the Department of Family and Consumer Science. The Mesilla store already offers ice cream and sorbet made by students. 

The pie is made with locally grown pecans from Legacy Pecans for this student-initiated initiative. 

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Orders must be placed before Saturday, November 13, call NM Vintage Market at 575-647-8004, or contact the merchant or NMSU ACES program via social media. 

People can also order in person at the NM Vintage Market from 1pm to 4pm on Saturday. Each pie sells for $15. Pie slices with a scoop of ACES ice cream will be served on Saturday for $4.

The pick-up time is scheduled to take place at Mesilla from 3 pm to 6:30 pm on November 19th. 

"Everyone supplies pies for Thanksgiving and all other upcoming holidays. Why don't you support local farmers, students, businesses, and NMSU when buying pies this year?" Morgan Switzer, owner of NM Vintage Market, said in a press release .

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Next week, a class of 10 students will bake pies in the food production facility on the main campus of NMSU. The pie will be completely baked, but will be frozen when it is picked up. 

"I really look forward to the experience our food science students will gain from this collaboration," said Whitney Blickem, project manager and lecturer at ACES Foods at NMSU and Sam Steel Café in the press release.

Blickem said that university courses give students the opportunity to apply the principles of food science and technology to food production. She added that she expects to sell 200 to 300 pies this month. 

For the past five years, NMSU’s ACES Foods has sold pecan pie for holidays at the Sam Steel Café in Gerald Thomas Hall and wholesale orders. Blickem said that she is very happy to establish a relationship with Switzer and NM Vintage Market, which has sold ACES Foods in NMSU’s ice cream since this summer.