Summer. The season of long days, sweet lemonade, cool sprinklers, and best of all, homemade key lime pie. Our Key Lime Pie is the perfect summer treat, refreshing and light, made from scratch with the freshest ingredients around by the best bakers in town. Try a slice in our store, or take home a whole pie for your family and friends to share. But don’t wait – this seasonal favorite is leaving soon!
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.