My name is Peter Maida. I am the founder and pastry chef of Peter Piper’s Pastry Shoppe. For as long as I can remember I have had the urge to cook. My oldest memories of cooking started with helping my Nonna in the kitchen, having a chair beside the stove learning at a young age. Many years later I followed my dream and studied Culinary Arts. After completing two degrees I founded Peter Piper’s Pastry Shoppe in February of 2012 at the age of 20.
After months of product testing I decided it was time to start growing in my local community. I started selling my products at a local farmers market every Saturday, which is when I truly started to grow. Once a week quickly turned into almost everyday attending more and more markets to grow my business. In 2013 I quickly jumped into The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair one to Toronto's biggest events!
Here we are 6 years later, with the goal to have our own land to farm and on the hunt for our first ever location. Coming this spring we will start to plant on our new 12 acre land just outside Vaughan. We will be working with our friends Bees Are Life to establish bee hives on our farm, giving us fresh honey right from our own land! We are also hoping to plant berries and root vegetables like carrots and beets that we use in our loaves and other pastries. All of our fruits and vegetables will be no spray and chemical free, grown organically and local!
We cant wait to share 2018 with you! Stay tuned to our market list of 2018.