Merridee Erickson, founder of Merridee’s Breadbasket, grew up on the family farm near Winthrop, Minnesota, baking breads, pies and sweets with her mother. Saturday was bread-baking day, and by the age of nine she was doing most of the baking herself. Merridee attended the University of Minnesota where she studied Food Business. While there, she met and married Tom McCray. In 1973, Merridee and Tom moved to middle Tennessee. In 1981 Merridee began retailing her fresh-baked goods from a little log cabin in Fairview. As word spread, she was asked to open a shop as part of the historic revitalization of downtown Franklin.
The best treats come from grandma’s ice box made with lots of love and enjoyed on the front porch. Merridee’s Lemon Ice Box Pie will take you back to a simpler time with this sweet, but not too sour, treat straight from the freezer. All of Merridee’s pies are made from scratch with the finest ingredients expertly combined by the best bakers in town. Come in and try a slice today. If it’s as good as Grandma’s, you can take a whole pie home to your family and friends. But don’t wait too long – the cool treats will be gone with the hot days.