A “silly” idea (others laughed, I knew it was genius) born 10 years ago is finally coming to fruition this Summer. Petunia’s Treat Truck will be coming to a neighborhood near you! This year has been tough. Kids are stuck at home and experiencing a time that is very new and unstable. They are missing out on great moments to become their memories of summertime as a kid. Adults are experiencing a lot of stress and unknowns, and just trying to hold it all together day by day. With all of the difficulties we are facing today, we at Petunia’s Pies & Pastries want to help spread a little joy, love and happiness to the kids AND adults out there in our neighborhoods. We are also very happy to announce that we will be offering a free mini treat to kids who cannot afford to make a purchase from the treat truck. Because every kid deserves to feel special.
Since 2010 our mission (simply put) has been to help others, make people happy, spread joy and to make EVERYONE feel special, included and cared for. We want to do everything we can to continue to do so, no matter the circumstances around us. During this time of adversity, we’ve stayed true to our values and have chosen to make lemonade out of our lemons. We put our nose to the grindstones and have worked up something special for you!
Below is our tentative Summer/early Fall schedule. We may add in days and neighborhoods as we go or make adjustments/changes. We have a small staff these days, so you will be served by my husband/co-owner Jacob, along with tried and true Petunia’s Pies & Pastries originals. Be sure to check back and follow us on Instagram to stay up to date with details of our schedule and routes as they become available. We can’t wait to see you!
-Lisa Clark, Owner
Update: FUTURE DATES ARE TBD! The Treat Truck is taking a break to allow us to do some restructuring/improvements, allow us and another staff member to have a baby (!) and we will be back eventually…Keep watching for updates and please send in your thoughts/requests on our Contact Us page. In the meantime, come see us at the SW Retail Bakery. Additionally, we are proud to announce that the Treat Truck may now be available to book for private events (excluding July-September 2021 when our baby comes)! There is a minimum purchase amount set depending on the location, menu, date and hours booked (average of $550-700 min. purchase amount). There is flexibility in our menu offerings to be more custom suited to your needs as well. Email Lisa Clark at: firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. Thank you for all of your support!
The Treat Truck Transformation
We are excited to debut the new and improved original Petunia’s delivery van! Watch the transformation process below! I bought this 1998 Ford E250 van 11 years ago as I began my mission to startup Petunia’s Pies & Pastries on my own. I was 24 years old, had no money, and had no idea what I was getting into. Buying this van marked the beginning of an era that would become something so big and a part of so many people’s lives.
In the first year of he business and in this very same van, ALL on my own, I setup my vending table at Last Thursday one Alberta, delivered to all wholesale accounts, drove to, setup and worked 5 Portland farmers markets, picked up supplies and ingredients, drove to store demos and my first kitchen space to bake for 18+ hours straight each day. I even slept in this van! I And best of all, I met my husband and now co-owner Jacob as I stepped out of this van to walk into his coffee shop carrying his first delivery full of Petunia’s treats to sell, all made and packaged by me.
This van has been crashed by a plethora of employees, totaled, restored, played in by our children, used as a backup when a car goes south, and now finally given a little makeover she well deserves. Now, she is given new life to hit the streets again and bring all of you and your families some treats, joy, laugher and fun this summer. She can’t wait to visit you all. Enjoy!
-Lisa Clark, founder & owner