March 31, 2017

There's a reason it has a heart on it.

You WILL love this one!

Chicken, Bacon & Leek Chicken, Murrellen Bacon, fresh leeks, Dijon mustard. Yum!

Available at the Farmers markets tomorrow.

March 10, 2017

Cottage Pie construction 101...try the end result at this weeks Farmers markets. 

Ohoka (today), Lyttelton, Deans Bush, and Mt. Pleasant on Saturday.

February 14, 2017

WE HAVE MOVED! ...Hope River Pies is now in Lyttelton, lovely new space, lots of room, short walk from home....I'm a happy man!

December 8, 2016

About to have a hot coffee and a Cottage pie while watching the West Coast weather coming down the Crow valley...simple things are the best!

November 24, 2016

Sunshine on sparkling water, bare feet, a `72 Mini, and a "Hope River" pie....Hello Summer!

Like our Facebook Page and come and see us at the Ohoka, Deans Bush, Mt. Pleasant or Lyttelton Farmers Markets.

This week'

s special pie...Moroccan Free-range Chicken

October 28, 2016

What could be better than a pie warmer full of lovely hand-made gourmet pies...chunky fillings, free-range meats, fresh vegetables, flaky pastry.

Check out our Where to Buy page for details on the Friday and Saturday Farmers markets where you can find us every week

September 30, 2016

A Pie's point of view, everyone enjoys 'em so make sure you come down nice and early tomorrow morning to one of our markets!

This delicious pie is one of our Steak, Red Wine & Kidney Pies, with rich steak, pan fried kidneys and beautiful flaky pastry.

September 9, 2016

To make good flaky pastry, you just need:

- Flour,

- A little salt,

- Water,

- Plenty of butter

...then fold and turn a few times, let it rest, and use it to top one of these!

(Free -range Thai chicken pie...get yours at the Lyttelton, Deans Bush or Mt Pleasant markets on Sa...

August 23, 2016


Seen recently in the Nina valley, a "Hope River" Pork, Sage and Apple pie, checking out the bush, posing by the odd waterfall, admiring the alpine plants, hoping to spot a Kiwi.

A sudden shower and snow flurries sees him gratefully accept the offer...