ROCKLAND -Â Janet LaPosta, Ally Taylor and Anne Manneheim fondly known as â€śthe Pie Moms of the Berry Manor Innâ€ť are once again destined for Hollywood as stars in a reality television show. Mike Rowe, the creator and executive producer of Discovery Channelâ€™s Emmy-nominated series Dirty Jobs With Mike Rowe, recently visited Rockland to film an upcoming segment with the Berry Manor Innâ€™s Pie Moms. The segment will highlight Maineâ€™s wild blueberry industry following host, Mike Rowe raking blueberries at a local blueberry farm and then learning how to make a blueberry pie with the Pie Moms. The show is tentatively scheduled to appear in the next four to six months.
Ally Taylor and Janet LaPosta, the mothers of Cheryl Michaelsen and Mike LaPosta, owners of the Berry Manor In, have each been making pies for more 50 years. â€śThey can whip up a pie in their sleepâ€ť comments Cheryl Michaelsen â€śand there is nothing that they do alike except for the size of the pan,â€ť finished Michaelsen. The moms make more than 600 pies a year for Berry Manor Inn guests to enjoy as part of the innâ€™s complimentary evening sweets amenity. The Berry Manor Inn Pie Moms got the attention of host Mike Rowe from the Food Networkâ€™s Throwdown with Bobby Flay episode filmed in June, 2007 and from the promotional efforts of the Historic Inns of Rockland. A photograph featuring the three moms covered in flour and displaying their famous pies has appeared in numerous newspapers and magazine articles as a promotion for the Historic Inns of Rocklandâ€™s Pies on Parade event held annually in January in celebration of National Pie Day (January 23, 2011 ).
The Dirty Jobs segment filmed in Rockland is scheduled to be aired in the first quarter, 2011. The 7th Annual Pies on Parade event is scheduled for January 23, 2011 and will not only include pies served from the four members of the Historic Inns of Rockland but also from more than 20 local restaurants, shops and spas. Last yearâ€™s Pies on Parade event sold out and raised more than $9,000 for Area Interfaith Outreach (AIO)â€™s local food pantry. For ticket information please visit www.historicinnsofrockland.com or call 207-596-6611.
For more information on the Berry Manor Inn and the Pie Moms, visit www.berrymanorinn.com or call 207=596-7696.
Contact Name: Cheryl Michaelsen
Telephone Number: (207)596-7696