These artisan farm-to-plate savouries will guarantee you never have to resort to a gas station pie again

We’re not ashamed to admit it: we’re big fans of a meat pie. Buttery pastry, rich filling — what’s not to love? When they’re locally made with premium ingredients, ready to be snaffled up from our hot little hands, even better.

Taking the concept of farm-to-plate one step further is Lake Farm Pies. Farming and processing its own meat on the shores of Lake Karapiro, Lake Farm Pies are expertly crafted from prime Angus beef and artisanal ingredients, and — cutting out any middle man — the pies can be ordered in packs directly from the Lake Farm website.

With flavours ranging from classic prime mince to the more creative Indian keema mince curry, to a delicious collaboration with award-winning cheeses (think classic steak and Kapiti Kahurangi blue cheese) there’s never been a better excuse to stock up the freezer for summer. We guarantee you’ll never stop for a service station pie again.

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