Since we first began our business in 2001, we've been driven to make the best choices for ourselves, our customers, and our planet. We continue to work on this practice every day.
OUR MISSION IS: To prepare fresh and tasty food, operate with environmentally sustainable business practices, buy from local and organic producers, and collaborate with others to meet community needs.
We donate 50 cents
from all HIP Pies sold to
Craig was a school chef and entrepreneur. He had previously owned a pizzashop on Cape Cod and was looking to sell pizzas as a fundraising product. Bob was a social worker with a green thumb and green ideals,and was looking for a place to sell his organic produce. When the two met in T’ai Chi class, sparks flew and ideas grew, and a business was born! In 2001, Hillside Pizza officially began as a fundraising operation at the Venture Center, a community kitchen run by the Franklin County Community Development Corporation in Greenfield.
In December 2006, driven by popular demand, our South Deerfield location opened as a restaurant and processing facility for our fundraisers, wholesale and catering enterprises. Since then, we have opened two more restaurantand fundraising bases in Hadley (2009) and Bernardston (2012).
As Hillside Pizza continues to grow and change, we still operate with a unique business mentality where “the bottom line” really isn’t the bottom line. We are proud of our efforts and accomplishments and so thankful to share our success with our restaurant patrons, fundraising partners, wholesale and fundraising customers, and catering clients.